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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 has a mother, father, and older brother for family.[6] He attended Baekyang Elementary and Middle School in Busan, then when he became a trainee transferred to Singu Middle School in Seoul.[7] After seeing G-Dragon perform "Heartbreaker" on television it influenced him to want to become a singer.[8] He joined Big Hit Entertainment after participating in the Superstar K3 auditions, being elected in 2011 at the auditions held in Daegu.[9] To work on his dance in preparation for his debut, he trained with Movement Lifestyle in Los Angeles during the summer of 2012.[10] In June 2012, he appeared in Jo Kwon's "I'm Da One" music video.[11] He also worked as a backup dancer for the disbanded group Glam before his debut.[12] He graduated from the Seoul's School of Performing Arts, a high school, in 2017.[7][13]


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.[14] 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.[15] 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"[16] and later on Love Yourself: Answer.[2]

2015–present: Solo activities

In September 2015, he participated in the "One Dream, One Korea" campaign and its corresponding song, a collaboration between multiple Korean artists 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.[17]

Jungkook has released various covers of songs from artists such as Justin Bieber, Adam Levine, Tori Kelly, Troye Sivan, and David Guetta.[18] He covered Korean artists as well such as Zion.T, Roy Kim, and Lee Hi.[19]

In 2016, Jungkook was cast in shows the pilot episode of Flower Crew and appeared on Celebrity Bromance.[20][21] He also appeared in the show King of Mask Singer under the name "Fencing Man" competing in episodes 71 and 72, respectively.[22] 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".[23] In 2018 the Korean musical channel Mnet invited Jungkook to be an honorary director for BTS' comeback show to celebrate the release of the album Love Yourself: Tear. It was his first time directing in an official capacity.[24]


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"[36] Digital download, streaming with RM
2015 "One Dream One Korea"[37] with various artists
2016 "I Know"[38] with RM
"I'm In Love"[39] 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.


Year Network Program Note(s) Ref.
2013 KBS2 Music Bank with Jimin & IU [citation needed]
2016 with Sana (Twice) [40]
MBC Show! Music Core with Jimin [41]
with J-Hope [42]
2017 MBC Music Show Champion N/A [43]

Television shows

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref
2016 Flower Crew SBS Cast Member Pilot Episode [20]
Celebrity Bromance MBig TV Season 8 (Ep. 35–39) [21]

Trailers and short films

Year Title Length Director(s) Ref.
2016 "Begin #1" 2:35 YongSeok Choi (Lumpens) [44]

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 (10005242)". Writers & Publishers ID: 10005243. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jungkook Naver Profile" (in Korean). Naver Profiles.
  6. ^ "[더스타프로필] 방탄소년단 정국 "빅뱅 GD 선배님 본 이후로 가수를 꿈꿨어요"". chosun (in Korean). 30 April 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Hwang, Hye Jin (2018-05-17). "[뮤직와치]'슈스케 통편집→메인 작곡돌' 방탄 황금막내 정국, 놀라운 성장史". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  9. ^ "'신양남자쇼' 정국 "7개 소속사 러브콜..랩몬 멋있어 왔다"". (in Korean). Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Jimin, Jungkook's Story". Ize Magazine (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 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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  20. ^ a b "'꽃놀이패' 정국, 200만 표 꽃길 팀장..조세호 꼴찌 [종합]". (in Korean). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  21. ^ a b "방탄 정국X신화 이민우, '꽃미남 브로맨스' 동반 출연". (in Korean). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  22. ^ "'복면가왕' 방탄소년단 정국, 펜싱맨이었다…놀라운 실력 충격 반전" (in Korean). Naver. 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
  23. ^ "'가요대축제' 정국-지효-정채연 등 가요계 '97라인' 콜라보" (in Korean). enews24. 2016-12-29. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  24. ^ "방탄소년단 Mnet '컴백쇼' 티저 영상도 오픈..'꾹감독 떡밥투척'". Osen (in Korean). 2018-05-19. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
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  27. ^ "Single (track) Top 40 lista" (in French). Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  28. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. September 3, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  29. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  30. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100: September 8, 2018". OCC. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
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  33. ^ "2016년 10월 Download Chart". (in Korean). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
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  35. ^ Cumulative sales of "Perfect Christmas":
  36. ^ "Like A Star by Rap Monster & Jungkook". Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  37. ^ "새시대 통일의 노래 - One Dream One Korea" (in Korean). Naver Music. 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  38. ^ "알아요 By RM & JK Of BTS". Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  39. ^ "I'm In Love (10점 만점에 10점 양궁소녀, 이렇게 하면 너를 찌를 수 있을 거라 생각했어 펜싱맨)" (in Korean). Melon.
  40. ^ "Sana & Jungkook Host Music Show". (in Korean). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  41. ^ "[단독] "진행 불타오르네"…방탄소년단 지민·정국 '음악중심' 스페셜MC". (in Korean). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  42. ^ "[BANGTAN BOMB] j-hope&JungKook Show Music core Special MC - BTS (방탄소년단)". YouTube (in Korean & English). Retrieved 9 October 2018.
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