BTS’ J-Hope just made history as the first ever South Korean artist to headline Lollapalooza. The monumental performance last July 31 was also the first time J-Hope performed on stage as a solo act. As ARMYs gathered for what they called “Hobipalooza,” this made J-Hope the highest ticket-selling artist in Lollapalooza history.
Approximately 105,000 attendees watched J-Hope perform at the Bud Light Seltzer Stage from 8:50pm to 10:00pm. The performance was also live streamed on Weverse where 14.9 million fans tuned in.
He sang a total of 21 songs including tracks from his recent album Jack in the Box. Some of the songs he performed include “Arson,” “Future,” “Hope World,” and the tropical remix of “Dynamite.” He also performed his hit release “Chicken Noodle Soup” and invited Becky G to join him on stage.
After the performance, J-Hope went on VLive where he was joined by bandmate Jimin. “I really watched as a fan today,” said Jimin. J-Hope thanked Jimin for playing a huge role in helping him prepare for his solo performance.
J-Hope also sent a message to his fans saying that the performance was the grand finale of the entire process of preparing an album. He thanked everyone who came to watch and called it an honor. He closed his post by sharing how he was proud of himself for overcoming the performance.