BTS | J-Hope made history as the first South Korean artist to headline Lollapalooza

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BTS star J-Hope made history as the first South Korean artist to headline Lollapalooza.

The 28-year-old singer stole the show as he headlined Chicago’s Grant Park on Sunday night (7/31/22), marking the first live solo performance by a boy band member since joining announced that they are focusing on their own projects for the time being.

J-Hope stormed an 18-song setlist on the Bud Light Seltzer stage, including songs from his debut solo album “Jack In The Box” and a special appearance by Becky G to perform their single “Chicken Noodle Soup.” “.

He also performed several BTS tracks, including a summer remix of the mega-hit “Dynamite.”

At one point, J-Hope told the crowd, “I put my heart and soul into my music.”

Fellow K-Pop stars TOMORROW X TOGETHER also debuted at the US festival the night before.

Event founder Perry Farrell said in a statement regarding the addition of J-Hope and TOMORROW X TOGETHER to the lineup, “I am pleased to welcome J-Hope and Tomorrow x Together to the Lollapalooza family. .

“These artists have received great gifts in communication. Their global audience speaks different languages ​​but has an intense passion for their music. Lolla is the place where all musical genres live in harmony. They’re the superstars of the global K-Pop phenomenon, and we’re thrilled to have them at this year’s festival. »

J-Hope and TXT were added after Doja Cat canceled her performance at the festival due to her recovery from tonsil surgery.

The 26-year-old pop star ended up in hospital to have an abscess removed from her left tonsil.

The “Kiss Me More” singer also canceled her supporting slot during The Weeknd’s tour.

The likes of Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole and Green Day were the co-headliners for all four days (July 28-July 31).

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