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Jungkook at a press conference for Love Yourself: Tear in May 2018
Native name 전정국
Born Jeon Jung-kook
(1997-09-01) September 1, 1997 (age 21)
Busan, South Korea
Residence Hannam-dong, Seoul, South Korea[1]
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2013–present
Labels Big Hit Entertainment
Associated acts BTS
Korean name
Hangul 전정국
Revised Romanization Jeon Jeong-guk
McCune–Reischauer Chŏn Jŏng-guk
Signature of BTS' Jungkook.png

Jeon Jung-kook (Hangul전정국; born September 1, 1997), better known mononymously as Jungkook, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is a member of the South Korean boy band BTS.[3] As a songwriter, he has six songs accredited to his name by the Korea Music Copyright Association.[4]

Early life and pre-debut

Jungkook was born on September 1, 1997 in Busan, South Korea.[3][5] He attended Baekyang Elementary and Middle School in Busan, then when he became a trainee transferred to Singu Middle School in Seoul.[6] After seeing G-Dragon perform "Heartbreaker" on television it influenced him to want to become a singer.[7] He joined Big Hit Entertainment after participating in the Superstar K3 auditions, being elected in 2011 at the auditions held in Daegu.[8] To work on his dance in preparation for his debut, he trained with Movement Lifestyle in Los Angeles during the summer of 2012.[9] In June 2012, he appeared in Jo Kwon's "I'm Da One" music video.[10] He also worked as a backup dancer for the disbanded group Glam before his debut.[11] He graduated from the School of Performing Arts Seoul, a high school, in 2017.[6][12]


2013–present: BTS

On June 12, 2013, Jungkook made his debut as a member of BTS (also known as Bangtan Boys) with the release of the single 2 Cool 4 Skool.[13] Under BTS, he released two solo tracks; the first was a pop track entitled "Begin" on the 2016 album Wings, about moving to Seoul to become an idol and meeting BTS members.[14] The second, a future bass track entitled "Euphoria", was originally released as part of a BTS short film entitled "Euphoria: Theme of Love Yourself 起 Wonder"[15] and later on Love Yourself: Answer.[2]

2015–present: Solo activities

In September 2015, he participated in the campaign "One Dream, One Korea" like one of the many artists that sing the song of the same name, that was written in memory of the Korean War. The song was released on September 24 and presented at the One K Concert in Seoul on October 15 of that year.[16]

Jungkook has released various covers of songs from artists such as Justin Bieber, Adam Levine, Tori Kelly, Troye Sivan, and David Guetta.[17] He covered Korean artists as well such as Zion.T, Roy Kim, and Lee Hi.[18]

In 2016, Jungkook was cast in shows the pilot episode of Flower Crew and appeared on Celebrity Bromance.[19][20] He also appeared in the show King of Mask Singer under the name "Fencing Man" competing in episodes 71 and 72, respectively.[21] In December of the same year, he participated in the 2016 KBS Song Festival interpreting the song "I'm a Butterfly", along with other artists forming the "K-Pop 97 Line".[22]


Charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
US Bub.
US World
As lead artist
"Begin" 2016 27 5 Wings
"Euphoria" 2018 11 86 16 9 49 28 5 2 Love Yourself: Answer
"Perfect Christmas"
(with Jo Kwon, Lim Jeong-hee, Joohee & RM)
2013 45 Non-album singles
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region

Other songs

Year Title Format Other Notes
2013 "Like A Star"[34] Digital download, streaming with RM
2015 "One Dream One Korea"[35] with various artists
2016 "I Know"[36] with RM
"I'm In Love"[37] with Lady Jane

Writing and production credits

All song credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association's database, unless otherwise noted.[4]

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Year Artist Album Song
2013 BTS 2 Cool 4 Skool "Outro:Circle Room Cypher"
2015 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 "Outro: Love Is Not Over"
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 "Run"
2016 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever "Dead Leaves"
"Run" (Alternative Mix)
"Love Is Not Over"
"Run" (Ballad Mix)
2018 Love Yourself: Tear "Magic Shop"


Jungkook at the 31st Golden Disk Awards, January 2017.

Television shows

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref
2016 Flower Crew SBS Cast Member Pilot Episode [19]
Celebrity Bromance MBig TV Season 8 (Ep. 35–39) [20]


Year Network Program Note(s) Ref.
2013 KBS2 Music Bank with V [citation needed]
with Jimin & IU [citation needed]
2016 with Sana (Twice) [38]
MBC Show! Music Core with Jimin [39]
with J-Hope [40]
2017 MBC Music Show Champion N/A [41]

External links


  1. ^ Han, Jin (July 3, 2018). "[라이프트렌드] 유명인이 반한 한남동, 최고급 주거지로 뜬 이유". Korea JoongAng Daily (in Korean). Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Herman, Tamar (August 24, 2018). "BTS Reflect on Life & Love on Uplifting 'Love Yourself: Answer'". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Mark Russell (2014-04-29). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
  4. ^ a b "Songs credited to Jungkook". komca.or.kr. Writers & Publishers ID: 10005243. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jungkook Naver Profile" (in Korean). Naver Profiles.
  6. ^ a b Jang, Eun Kyung (2015-04-13). "[더스타프로필] 방탄소년단 정국 "빅뱅 GD 선배님 본 이후로 가수를 꿈꿨어요" :: THE STAR". The Star Chosun. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  7. ^ Hwang, Hye Jin (2018-05-17). "[뮤직와치]'슈스케 통편집→메인 작곡돌' 방탄 황금막내 정국, 놀라운 성장史". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  8. ^ "'신양남자쇼' 정국 "7개 소속사 러브콜..랩몬 멋있어 왔다"". naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Jimin, Jungkook's Story". Ize Magazine (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  10. ^ Retno, Pravitri (15 June 2018). "Selain Kerja Keras Menjadi Trainee, Berikut Hal-hal yang Dilakukan Member BTS Sebelum Terkenal". tribunnews (in Indonesian). Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  11. ^ Bảy, Thứ (26 May 2018). "Đây là cách các thành viên BTS được phát hiện và ký hợp đồng với Big Hit". thethaovanhoa (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 12 October 2018.
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  19. ^ a b "'꽃놀이패' 정국, 200만 표 꽃길 팀장..조세호 꼴찌 [종합]". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  20. ^ a b "방탄 정국X신화 이민우, '꽃미남 브로맨스' 동반 출연". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  21. ^ "'복면가왕' 방탄소년단 정국, 펜싱맨이었다…놀라운 실력 충격 반전" (in Korean). Naver. 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
  22. ^ "'가요대축제' 정국-지효-정채연 등 가요계 '97라인' 콜라보" (in Korean). enews24. 2016-12-29. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
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  24. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: September 8, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  25. ^ "Single (track) Top 40 lista" (in French). Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  26. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. September 3, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  27. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  28. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100: September 8, 2018". OCC. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  29. ^ "BTS Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  30. ^ "BTS Song Charting". billboard.com. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  31. ^ "2016년 10월 Download Chart". gaon.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  32. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "BTS Breaks Their Own Record for Most Simultaneous Hits on World Digital Song Sales Chart". billboard.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  33. ^ Cumulative sales of "Perfect Christmas":
  34. ^ "Like A Star by Rap Monster & Jungkook". soundcloud.com. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  35. ^ "새시대 통일의 노래 - One Dream One Korea" (in Korean). Naver Music. 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  36. ^ "알아요 By RM & JK Of BTS". soundcloud.com. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  37. ^ "I'm In Love (10점 만점에 10점 양궁소녀, 이렇게 하면 너를 찌를 수 있을 거라 생각했어 펜싱맨)" (in Korean). Melon.
  38. ^ "Sana & Jungkook Host Music Show". xportsnews.com (in Korean). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  39. ^ "[단독] "진행 불타오르네"…방탄소년단 지민·정국 '음악중심' 스페셜MC". www.instiz.net (in Korean). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  40. ^ "[BANGTAN BOMB] j-hope&JungKook Show Music core Special MC - BTS (방탄소년단)". YouTube (in Korean & English). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  41. ^ Soriano, Caroline. "BTS Hosting Their Own Interview: Jungkook's 'Train Popping'; 'Spring Day' Performance & More". en.koreaportal.com. Retrieved 9 October 2018.