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We all have lots to pitch in, there’s no knowing what will come but hard work will get us somewhere.

–Jung Kook, 2017.04.03, United States

Jeon Jung-kook (전정국), better known by the mononym Jung Kook (정국), is a South Korean singer-songwriter and record producer under Big Hit Music. He is a member in the boy group BTS, and has the positions of center, vocalist, dancer, visual and maknae.

As a solo artist, he has released two self-produced digital singles, "Still With You" in 2020 and "My You" in 2022. He then made his official debut with his first digital single "Seven (feat. Latto)" on July 14, 2023.

In 2024, Jung Kook was promoted to full member of the Korea Music Copyright Association.[6]

Early life and education

Jeon Jung-kook was born on September 1, 1997, in Busan, South Korea. His family consists of his parents and an elder brother. He attended Baekyang Elementary and Middle School in Busan. When he became a trainee, he transferred to Singu Middle School in Seoul. Jung Kook initially had dreams of becoming a badminton player when he was young, but after seeing G-Dragon perform "Heartbreaker" on television, it influenced him to want to become a singer.

In 2011, Jung Kook auditioned for the South Korean talent show Superstar K during its auditions in Daegu. Though he was not selected, he received casting offers from seven entertainment companies. He eventually chose to become a trainee under Big Hit Entertainment after seeing RM, now his fellow band member and leader in BTS, perform. To work on his dance skills in preparation for debut, he went to Los Angeles during the summer of 2012 to receive dance training from Movement Lifestyle. In June 2012, he appeared in Jo Kwon's "I'm Da One" music video and also worked as a backup dancer for Glam before his debut. He graduated from Seoul's School of Performing Arts, an arts high school, in 2017. In November 2016, he decided to forgo taking the CSATs, Korea's nationwide university entrance exam. As of 2020, he is enrolled at Global Cyber University, majoring in Broadcasting and Entertainment.

2013–present: BTS

On June 12, 2013, Jung Kook made his debut as a member of BTS (also known as Bangtan Boys) with the release of the single 2 Cool 4 Skool 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. 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" and later on Love Yourself: Answer. Euphoria, co-produced by DJ Swivel, charted #5 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and has charted for 11 weeks on the Gaon Digital Chart, the longest out of BTS members' solo songs.

Jung Kook has also been credited as the main producer on a few of BTS' songs, including "Love is Not Over" and "Magic Shop". On October 25, 2018, Jung Kook (together with the rest of the BTS members) was ordained with the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea. members of the group.

2015–present: Solo activities

In September 2015, Jung Kook participated in the "One Dream, One Korea" campaign, taking part in a song collaboration alongside numerous Korean artists in memory of the Korean War. The song was released September 24 and presented at the One K Concert in Seoul on October 15.

In 2016, Jung Kook was cast in the pilot episode of Flower Crew. He also appeared on Celebrity Bromance, and competed in King of Mask Singer under the name "Fencing Man," appearing in episode 72.

On November 6, 2018, Jung Kook performed "We Don't Talk Anymore" with original singer Charlie Puth in a special collaboration stage during the MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards. The song was one he had previously covered twice, solo and with fellow BTS member Jimin.

On June 4, 2020, Jung Kook released the song "Still With You", for free on platforms such as SoundCloud as a part of BTS' yearly debut celebrations. Billboard described the song as having "tinkling synths and gently strummed guitars and brushed drums". Jung Kook produced the piece himself.

In February 2022, Jungkook sang the soundtrack for 7Fates: Chakho, a new BTS-based webtoon. Titled "Stay Alive", and produced by bandmate Suga, the song earned Jungkook his first solo entry on the Billboard Hot 100 with its debut at number 95; his first solo top-ten entry on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S chart at number eight; and became the first Korean soundtrack in history to debut on the Official Singles Chart in the UK, at number 89. Jungkook collaborated again with Puth, featuring on the single "Left and Right", which was released on June 24. On November 20, Jungkook released the single "Dreamers" ahead of his performance at the opening ceremony for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later that same day—the single will be included on the tournament's official soundtrack album. He headlined the event at Al Bayt Stadium and performed the song together with Qatari singer Fahad Al Kubaisi, becoming the first Korean artist to sing an official theme for the World Cup and perform at an opening ceremony for the event.

On July 14 2023, Jungkook released the digital single "Seven (feat. Latto)" to kick off his solo activities.

Impact and influence

In a 2019 survey conducted by Gallup Korea, Jung Kook ranked as the third most-loved celebrity of the year in South Korea. He debuted on the list in 2016 at 20th, then ranked 17th in 2017, and then 8th in 2018. In 2018, Jung Kook placed first for 10 weeks in a row for magazine Hi China, under the most beloved celebrities list in China. Jung Kook is also extremely popular on social media amongst fans. In December 2018, a video of him singing in the studio became the most retweeted tweet in South Korea that year. Various artists have cited him as an influence and role model, such as Kim Dong-han and Hyeongseop X Euiwoong. Jung Kook has cited Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Usher among his musical inspirations.

Jung Kook's popularity has earned him the nickname "Sold Out King" as items that he is seen using often sell out quickly. These include shoes, Downy fabric softener, wine, novels—namely I Decided to Live as Me by Kim Soo-hyun, which became a best-seller in both Korea and Japan—and Hanbok. Korean media reported that Jung Kook had created a "Modern Hanbok" fashion trend in the Korean entertainment industry when celebrities such as Jun Hyun-moo, Jang Do-yeon, Gong Hyo-jin, MC Oh Seung-hwan and The Return of Superman's Park Joo-ho began wearing similar clothing after he was photographed wearing it.

Jung Kook was 2019's most-searched male K-pop idol on Google according to their mid-year chart. He topped the chart again in 2020, and was the most searched K-pop idol on YouTube in 2019 and 2020. On Tumblr, he ranked 1st in 'Top K-Pop Stars' for 3 consecutive years. On Twitter, he had the most retweeted tweet of 2019, and the 2nd most retweeted tweet of 2020. In March 2021, Jung Kook set a new all-time record for the most real-time viewers in V Live history when his solo live broadcast surpassed 22 million simultaneous viewers—he first broke the record in October 2018, when his broadcast surpassed 3.7 million viewers worldwide.

In June 2021, a lawmaker of the Justice Party used photos of him to promote the legalization of tattoos in South Korea, which works under regulations. The posts were widely condemned by netizens, who accused the lawmaker of taking advantage of Jung Kook's fame for political purposes.


See also: Discography

Studio album

Digital singles

Remix singles

Digital EPs




Solo songs credited as BTS

See also unit songs credited under BTS: Units

Unofficial songs

See also: Unofficial songs

Original songs

Adapted songs

Cover songs



Year Title Role Notes
2018 Burn The Stage: The Movie Himself Screening in select global theatres
2019 BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul
Bring The Soul: The Movie
2020 Break The Silence: The Movie
2022 BTS Permission to Dance on Stage - Seoul Live broadcast and screening in select global theatres
BTS Permission to Dance on Stage - LA Disney+ release
2023 BTS: Yet To Come in Cinemas Screening in select global theatres
j-hope IN THE BOX Guest; Documentary film; Weverse and Disney+ release

Variety shows

Year Title Notes
2014 After School Club Guest with RM and Jimin (Ep.68, 70)
2016 꽃놀이패 (Flower Crew) Cast (Pilot Episode)
꽃미남 브로맨스 (Celebrity Bromance) Cast (Ep.35-39)
미스터리 음악쇼 복면가왕 (King of Mask Singer) Contestant (Ep.72)
2017 한끼줍쇼 (Let's Eat Dinner Together) Guest with Jin (Ep.50)
2023 슈취타 (Suchwita) Guest (Ep.15, 21)

Music shows

Year Title Notes
2016 쇼! 음악중심 (Show! Music Core) Special host (Ep.504)
Special host with Jimin (Ep.515)
Special host with j-hope (Ep.526)

Music videos

Year Title Role Notes
2012 "I'm Da One" Backup dancer Pre-debut, Jo Kwon's music video
2014 "Perfect Christmas" Himself with Jo Kwon, Lim Jeong-hee,
Joohee and RM
2020 "대취타 (Daechwita)" Villager Cameo, Agust D's music video
2022 "Left and Right (Feat. Jung Kook of BTS)" Himself with Charlie Puth
2023 "Seven (feat. Latto)" Music video for solo debut
"3D (feat. Jack Harlow)"
"TOO MUCH" with The Kid LAROI and Central Cee
"Standing Next To You" Music video for solo debut


Year Title Role Notes
2016 "Begin" 전정국 (Jeon Jung-kook) WINGS Short Film #1, BU content certified
2023 "Hate You" Himself Official visualizer


Concerts participation


On March 30, 2023, Calvin Klein revealed that they have selected Jung Kook as their new brand global ambassador.[7]


Producing and writing credits

◯ = Participates as writing/composer/producer, ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/producer,
W = Writing, C = Composer, P = Producer, R. = Reference

Artist Album Song W C P R.
BTS 2 COOL 4 SKOOL "We Are Bulletproof Pt.2" [8]
"No More Dream" [8]
"Outro: Circle Room Cypher" [9]
화양연화 Pt.1 "Outro: Love is Not Over" [10]
화양연화 Pt.2 "Run" [11]
"고엽 (Autumn Leaves)" [12]
화양연화 Young Forever "Love Is Not Over (Full Length Edition)" [13]
"Run (Ballad Mix)" [14]
"Run (Alternative Mix)" [15]
LOVE YOURSELF 轉 'Tear' "Magic Shop" [16]
MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 "시차 (My Time)" [17]
Jung Kook Unofficial song "Still With You" [18]
"Your eyes tell" [19]
"Outro: The Journey" [20]
Unofficial song "In the SOOP" [21]
BE "Skit" [22]
"잠시 (Telepathy)" [23]
"Stay" [24]
BTS, THE BEST "Film out" [25]
Proof "달려라 방탄 (Run BTS)" [26]
"I Need U (Demo Ver.)" [27]
"Still With You (Acapella)" [27]
Jung Kook Unofficial song "My You" [28]

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Recipient Result
iHeartRadio Music Awards 2023 Best Music Video "Left and Right" (with Charlie Puth) Nominated
Japan Gold Disc Award 2023 Song of the Year by Streaming – Western Won
MTV Millennial Awards 2019 Global Instagramer Jung Kook Won
MTV Video Music Awards 2022 Song of Summer "Left and Right" (with Charlie Puth) Nominated
People's Choice Awards 2022 The Music Video of 2022 Nominated
The Collaboration Song of 2022 Won
Seoul Music Awards 2023 Fan Choice of the Year – April Jung Kook Nominated


  • His nicknames are Golden Maknae and Kookie.
  • He is 26 years old in US age and 28 years old in Korean age.
  • His favorite number is 1.
  • His favorite type of weather is sunny with a warm windy breeze.
  • His favorite colors are red, black (primarily), and white. (He's also taken a liking to yellow.)
  • His favorite foods are: Bread, pizza, anything with flour, pork soup rice, sashimi, and sea eel. (He favors pork belly the most.)
  • He started learning to play the guitar after seeing Justin Bieber.
  • In 10 years, he wants to be an owner of a duck meat restaurant or a tattooist.
  • He doesn't like any subjects except for Physical Education, Art, and Music Class.
  • He can speak Korean, English, and Japanese.
  • He used to be very shy during auditions, to the point he almost couldn't debut.
  • He likes to bully his hyungs.
  • He does not like to eat vegetables as much.
  • His role model is RM
  • He was on King Of Masked Singer as Fencing Man and sang "If You", a song by BIGBANG.
  • He and RM made a song for BTS' 3rd anniversary "I Know". They also sang it live at The 3rd Muster.
  • He did covers of Justin Bieber's song, Nothing Like Us, Purpose; Charlie Puth's We Don't Talk Anymore; Troye Sivan's Fools with RM, Adam Levine's Lost Stars, and Tori Kelly's Paper Hearts.
  • In a Vlive, he promised ARMYs that from that date, November 28th 2016, he would study English until next year. His promise was kept and his English has improved.
  • In a fanmeet, he mentioned he would prefer a partner that is older than him (a noona).
  • During Flower Boys, he was the art club president.
  • He enjoys bowling and playing Overwatch. His excellent skills in Overwatch 2 were verified by David Pei, who was the coach of LA Gladiators at the time.
  • In his trainee days, he cooked glazed potatoes for the members.
  • He said he'd rather die than to live without any passion.
  • If j-hope was ever to introduce his sister to one of the members, it would be Jung Kook.
  • He is a big fan of IU, and described her as his ideal type.
  • He really hates being called oppa (an older guy you are in a relationship with), especially when fans appear to be a noona (older) fan.
  • On September 1, 2017, (his birthday) he released a cover of Justin Bieber's song 2U.
  • On January 16, 2018, he released a cover of Lee Hi 's Breathe on their Twitter account.
  • Jung Kook mentioned in this interview that his favorite body parts are his thighs.
  • He also said in another interview that he likes his voice.
  • Jung Kook also said that he will make a mixtape in Buzzfeed's interview.
  • In the same interview as the above, he said he likes his passion.
  • He produced and wrote Magic Shop, which is featured on the full length album, Love Yourself 轉 'Tear'. It's the second song he produced, prior to Love Is Not Over , which was released on The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 , and The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever.
  • He used to listen to My Chemical Romance.
  • He owns his own studio called 'Golden Closet' (Golden Closet Film/Studios). The name comes from Jung Kook's old dorm room, which was basically a big walk-in closet and the first part of his nickname, Golden Maknae. This is where he recorded his covers and such before moving to the new current dorm.
  • His Zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • He is the youngest member of BTS.
  • He attended Baek Yang Middle School.
  • His hobbies including drawing, filming and photography, playing games, playing football, and dancing.
  • He has a habit of sniffing a lot because he has rhinitis. He wiggles his fingers often as well.
  • His shoe size is 7.5 (US conversion).
  • He likes shoes.
  • He does not like tasteless things, insects, hurting himself, or studying.
  • In Grade 7, Jung Kook learned B-boying at a club with friends and hyungs.
  • He has a black belt in Taekwondo.
  • His dream when he was younger was to become a badminton player. In his first year of high school, he listened to G-Dragon songs and changed his dream to that of becoming a singer.
  • He likes to read comic books.
  • Jimin says that Jung Kook smiles when he swears.
  • He generally doesn’t like bugs, but he likes cool bugs like (stag) beetles. He used to have a stag beetle when he was younger, but it died because he didn’t take care of it well.
  • The other members say that Jung Kook’s dorm room is the messiest, but Jung Kook denies this claim.
  • He likes collecting Bluetooth speakers.
  • He said he usually didn’t exercise much but started working out after seeing the bodies of idols such as Taeyang and Jay Park.
  • He is friends with GOT7's Bambam & Yugyeom, Seventeen's DK, Mingyu & The8, and NCT's Jaehyun (aka the '97 line). Jung Kook and Bambam mentioned the '97 squad in their 'thanks' from their recent albums. Jung Kook, Bambam & Yugyeom (GOT7), The8, Mingyu, & DK (Seventeen), and Jaehyu (NCT) are in a group conversation called "The Passengers of 1997."
  • His ideal date is "walking along the beach at night."
  • Things he wants to steal from other members: RM's knowledge, Suga's diverse knowledge, j-hope's positive spirit, Jimin's persistence and effort, V's natural talent, and Jin's broad shoulders.
  • He likes matching sets. He feels uneasy whenever his top and pants are different. (Run BTS! - EP. 29)
  • He has a driver's license.
  • He can play games on two computers at once. (Knowing Brother - EP. 94)
  • Thinks that V is the most similar to him, quote: “V Hyung. He’s random, our comedic cords match well, and I think our personalities are similar.”
  • BTS member ranking according to Jung Kook: "Rap hyung - Jin hyung - SUGA hyung - Hope hyung - Jimin hyung - V hyung - Jung Kook."
  • He likes to do imitations/impersonations of his fellow band members, particularly Jimin.
  • He likes to tease Jimin about his height.
  • He has said RM is a role model of his, mentioning on numerous occasions how much RM continues to inspire him and being the primary reason why he joined BTS/BigHit.
  • In his earlier days, Jung Kook would cry if he felt he didn't sing a song correctly or well.
  • He is a perfectionist and is very self-critical and meticulous.
  • He is a huge fan of IU; his ringtone is one of IU's songs.
  • His favorite avenger is Iron Man.
  • He has seen the Japanese animation 'Kimi No Na Wa'. He jokingly believes he will have found his true love/soulmate if he hears a bell ring.
  • He graduated from the Seoul School of Performing Arts (SOPA) high school in February 2017.
  • Out of all the members, Jung Kook responds to texts the least.
  • He prefers to wear darker hair colors (black and various shades of brown). He thinks unnatural and bright colors don't suit him. However, he will wear colorful highlights (ex. pink, reddish-pink, blonde, etc...) in his hair occasionally.
  • He once bleached his hair completely white, but changed it back to brown because he thought he looked too much like a grandpa.
  • When Jung Kook first moved into the dorms and met the other members, he was very shy and would shower late at night when everyone was asleep to avoid seeing or disturbing them.
  • His solo song "Begin" is a song dedicated to the other members. He explained that the song was about how his journey started at the age of 15 (Korean age) and was a way of him thanking his hyungs for helping him become the person he is today.
  • He, along with Jimin and V, were voted as one of the 100 most handsome faces of 2017. Earning him a spot at #13.
  • He is very competitive and hates losing, especially in things pertaining to athletics and games.
  • He is very athletic himself and considered the strongest (after Jin) and the fastest out of the members.
  • He is known and serves the title as the bunny of the group, most notably for his bunny smile/teeth.
  • He has had the most ear piercings of all the members. He has 9 in total. (Wears multiple piercing on each ear currently. 5 on the right, and 4 on the left)
  • SUGA and Jung Kook always joke about opening a lamb skewers restaurant when they retire.
  • He likes Banana Milk.
  • He is currently learning how to play piano. He is the third member to play piano, after SUGA and Jin. (However, in a recent Vlive, he mentioned that he stopped because he didn't have someone to properly teach him.)
  • He mentioned one of the most embarrassing moments for him was when he got scolded by Jimin.
  • He is sensitive to smell. (i.e has a good sense of smell.) His favored type of scent is soap smell.
  • His BT21 character is a pink rabbit named Cooky.
  • He has a small scar on his left cheek (Because of a fight with his older brother to play first on the computer when he was little)
  • Originally, Jung Kook's stage name was going to be Seagull. However, he and the members, as well as Bang PD decided his real name suited him best.
  • Out of all the members, Jung Kook has had the least amount of hair colors. This is possibly due to back in 2014, Jung Kook had red hair at the time and got negative comments and reactions to his hair wasn't favorable. He took those comments to heart and it upset him. This may be a reason why nowadays he doesn't wear bright or unnatural colors and is hesitant to do so. (However, his hair was dyed red during 'Lotte Family Concert' as well as SBS Super Concert in Taipei in 2018.). In early August 2018, he reveals a peach-blonde hair colour via Twitter. It was also revealed that Jung Kook avoids dyeing his hair due to his hair being weak and not being able to take harsh chemicals such as dye and bleach very often.
  • Jung Kook admitted that when he was a trainee, he wasn't very ambitious about singing. He was more passionate about dancing and never expected to become the group's main vocalist. (Burn The Stage EP.5)
  • He participated in the song 'One Dream One Korea' along with many other famous idols/singers back in 2015. This is a song of hope and prayer that North Korea and South Korea can one day be unified and end the long war between the two countries as well as longing for peace.
  • j-hope once got angry and threw a banana at Jung Kook. Jung Kook explained in a Vlive that the reason j-hope threw a banana at him was because Jung Kook received a fruit basket as a gift from an A.R.M.Y and he wanted to cherish the gift. He decided to share the fruits with the other members, but told them to stop to avoid all of them being eaten and that the gift rightfully belonged to him. j-hope thought Jung Kook was being selfish for arguing over the fruits and threw a banana as a result. He was shocked because he never expected someone as nice as j-hope to get mad at him. (Burn The Stage EP.4)
  • He is said to be one of the members who can cook very well. The others being Jin and j-hope. (Run BTS! EP.50)
  • In the behind-the-scenes of the 'Euphoria' short film video, Jung Kook revealed he enjoys reading ARMYs' theories and likes to be on the look out for them. Especially very intricate and detailed theories.
  • He wants to go on a trip with his lover someday.
  • In a 2018 fansign, Jung Kook revealed his pet dog, Gureum, no longer recognizes him. This is possibly due to Jung Kook rarely being at home in Busan and not being able to see Gureum often.
  • Jung Kook has microvophobia (The fear of microwaves). He's confirmed several times that he gets wary around them and avoids being near and/or using them, out of fear that they will explode.
  • He often refers to Jimin as 'Jimin-ssi' rather than 'Hyung'.
  • He revealed that he wants to get a tattoo.
  • When Jung Kook gets nervous he will fidget frequently.
  • He has said that he rarely wore anything pink colored, but that changed because of his BT21 character, "Cooky."
  • During the World Tour for Love Yourself, Jung Kook injured his foot and couldn't perform for 7 concert days. He had to get stitches in his heel.
  • Jung Kook along with Jin ,and V were voted as 100 Most Handsome Men of 2018, earning him a spot at #22.
  • His Spotify playlist is called Jungkook: I am Listening to it Right Now.
  • Before joining the group he was a handball player.
  • He ranked 1st in The Sexiest Man in the World 2018 [29].
  • He ranked 2nd in The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018.[30]
  • During a press conference for Love Yourself 'Tear' promotions in South Korea, it was confirmed that Jung Kook is the next member who will release a mixtape. He will be the 4th member to do so, after RM (RM, 2015), SUGA (Agust D, 2016), and j-hope (Hope World, 2018).
  • He currently holds the record of the most watched solo broadcast on Vlive in real-time in 16 different regions across the globe; with 3.7 million views and 149 million hearts. This record was previously set by V, who had 2.5 million views on his solo broadcast.
  • He has taken an interest in writing lyrics as of lately. He wants to create his own songs and reads books for word choice and inspiration.
  • His solo song 'Euphoria', has become one of the longest music chart-running solo songs released from BTS thus far. Entering Gaon at #2 and has remained on the chart for 8 consecutive weeks. Landed #5 on Billboard's 'bubbling under Hot 100' in the US, reached #47 in Japan's RekoChoku, #1 in Apple Music China, #4 in Apple Music Japan and #2 in Line Music singles chart. His solo has also been featured as background music for culture and travel-based television programs as well as having been played on radio stations. 'Euphoria' has also charted in 93 different countries, earning #1 in Taiwan, Peru, and Saudi Arabia. According to Billboard, 'Euphoria' could have made it into 'Hot 100' if the song had an MV.
  • He has guested on multiple variety shows, most notably Flower Crew, Celebrity Bromance, Let's Eat Dinner Together and King Of Masked Singer.
  • Jung Kook hates cigarettes (particularly the smell). He once sent his dad a message begging him to stop smoking because he was worried for his health.[31] However, Jung Kook confirmed that his dad had finally quit at some point.[32]
  • He stated in a Vlive that he doesn't like to eat late at night, as doing so will give him heartburn and an upset stomach the following morning.[33]
  • He is shy and introverted. (However, he's gotten a lot more outgoing and social over time)
  • His voice deepens whenever he speaks in Satoori.[34]
  • His nickname, 'Golden Maknae', was given to him by RM.
  • Jung Kook has stated that he takes an interest in make-up and he's moderately knowledgeable about it. (BTS DNA Comeback Show)
  • During the group's pre-debut days, J-hope had left BTS and BigHit Entertainment when things got complicated. Jung Kook cried upon learning of J-hope's departure from the company and he, along with the other members, made the effort to get him to stay and that they wouldn't be the same without him. (Burn The Stage Ep.4)
  • In a Vlive, Jung Kook has stated that he's been studying English very hard; learning and memorizing vocabulary words and how to use them in sentences. His main goal in studying English is to become fluent enough to be able to help RM in future English interviews so he doesn't have to do all the talking. He hopes to become fluent in a year's time if he's consistent. He's slowly accomplishing this feat, as he has mentioned that the group had an interview earlier before appearing on SNL. He was able to understand what both Namjoon and the interviewer were saying. (190414, Vlive)
  • He is multi-talented; he has a wide variety of skills and broad knowledge and is fairly good at everything he does or attempts. He would be considered a 'Jack-of-all Trades'.
  • His favorite song from Map of the Soul: Persona is "Mikrokosmos".
  • He has taken up boxing.
  • He listens to Billie Eilish; his favorite songs are "Lovely" and "Ocean Eyes". He also wants to collaborate with her.
  • He went to Ariana Grande's Sweetener World Tour in Los Angeles on May 7, 2019.
  • He finds the word 'frustrated' difficult to pronounce in the English language.
  • During 2019 FESTA, "Bangtan Attic" video was released; in which the members sit down and eat snacks while answering questions. One question was "How are your stage personas and real selves different?". Jung Kook answered by stating his stage persona "shines brightly" while in the group, whereas, his normal self individually as 'Jeon Jeong-guk', he finds himself insignificant. He elaborated by saying that he didn't study much in school, feels that he progresses slower than others and didn't take things very seriously as a kid, he oftentimes regrets it.
  • Jung Kook's solo song "Euphoria" was featured on the American television show "Euphoria" on HBO.
  • Jung Kook is Trypophobic. (The fear of small or tiny holes; especially when clustered together) (Run BTS EP.70-71)
  • He has multiple tattoos, specifically on his right hand/arm.
  • Jung Kook gets flustered and his ears turn red whenever he's openly expressing his feelings. (Winter Package 2020)



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  1. "Jungkook was behind the “Jeon Seagull” moniker, which combined his surname Jeon and seagull, the bird that represents his hometown Busan."from Soompi
  2. @Polito_9795 on X
  3. Jungkook's Profile on Naver (deleted)
  4. Jungkook's profile on BTS Japan Official Fanclub [1]
  5. YouTube: BTS (방탄소년단) MBTI Lab 1
  6. Soompi: BTS’s Jungkook, (G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon, SEVENTEEN’s Vernon, And More Promoted To Full Members Of Korea Music Copyright Association
  7. The Straits Times: BTS’ Jungkook named brand ambassador for Calvin Klein
  8. 8.0 8.1 See credits on BTS Official's Tweet (June 5, 2013)
  9. Information of the Song "Outro: Circle Room Cypher" on Melon
  10. Information of the Song "Outro: Love is Not Over" on Melon
  11. Information of the Song "Run" on Melon
  12. Information of the Song "Autumn Leaves" on Melon
  13. Information of the Song "Love is Not Over (Full Length Edition)" on Melon
  14. Information of the Song "Run (Ballad Mix)" on Melon
  15. Information of the Song "Run (Alternative Mix)" on Melon
  16. Information of the Song "Magic Shop" on Melon
  17. Information of the Song "My Time" on Melon
  18. "Still With You" by JK of BTS on Soundcloud
  19. Information of the Song "Your eyes tell" on Melon
  20. Information of the Song "Outro: The Journey" on Melon
  21. Korean Music Copyright Association (KOMCA). Enter "IN THE SOOP" or "100003014323" in the field "Title and/or Alternative title" and hit enter.
  22. Information of the Song "Skit" on Melon
  23. Information of the Song "Telepathy" on Melon
  24. Information of the Song "Stay" on Melon
  25. Information of the Song "Film out" on TIDAL
  26. @BIGHIT_MUSIC on Twitter: #BTS #방탄소년단 #BTS_Proof Tracklist CD 2 (May 9, 2022)
  27. 27.0 27.1 @BIGHIT_MUSIC on Twitter: #BTS #방탄소년단 #BTS_Proof Tracklist CD 3 (May 10, 2022)
  28. ["My You" by Jung Kook of BTS on Soundcloud]
  29. The Sexiest Man in the World 2018
  30. The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018
  31. (American Hustle Life)
  32. (Let's Eat Dinner Together)
  33. (180906, 181016 Vlive)
  34. (Busan Dialect/Accent)