J-Hope creates history with Lollapalooza performance

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Jang Ho-seok, better known as J-Hope, a member of Korean pop band BTS, performed at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago, Ill., on Sunday night. File photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI | license photo

Aug 1 (UPI) – J-Hope of South Korean boy band BTS made history on Sunday night when he crashed out of one of the main stages of Lollapalooza.

The K-pop superstar, whose real name is Jung Ho-seok, performed more than a dozen songs to close the prestigious summer music festival held Thursday through Sunday in Chicago’s Grant Park.

In doing so, Jay Hope became the first South Korean artist to headline a major US music festival, Lollapalooza said.

Wearing a grunge-style black T-shirt and black pants, the 28-year-old performed a medley of 18 BTS tracks and his solo records from the Bud Light seltzer stage, including “Base Line” and “Pandora Box”. “According to Setlist. FM.

As the set neared its end, J-Hope lighted up the stage with a remix of the Septuplets’ English-language song “Dynamite” and her own “Chicken Noodle Soup”, for which she performed with Becky G.

This year’s Lollapalooza, which was streamed live on Hulu, included another moment that will go down in music history when Tomorrow x Tomorrow took the Solana x Perry stage the night before as the first K-s to perform at the festival. Pop group.

When it was announced in June that J-Hope and Tomorrow x Tomorrow would both be performing at the festival, its founder Perry Farrell welcomed them into the “Lollapalooza family”.

“These are the superstars of K-pop’s global phenomenon, and we are very excited to have them join us in this year’s festivities,” he said in a statement.

J-Hope separately stated that the performance will be an “exciting new challenge that I think will become a truly memorable chapter in my music history!”

“I’m going to give you guys a great show,” he said on Instagram. “Get ready to go crazy!”

The demonstration came after BTS announced in June that its members would take a temporary break to pursue solo projects.

BTS performs “Good Morning America” ​​on Wednesdays at Rumsey Playfield/Summerstage in New York City’s Central Park. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | license photo