The reason why the success of J-Hope's mixtape is very remarkable
BTS' J-Hope is creating a sensation with his first ever mixtape that was released on March 2, 2018. The idol star's mixtape entered Billboard 200 at no.63, which is the best record in the k-pop history. BoA, one of the most popular and influential female k-pop stars had entered the chart at no.127 in 2009, and other talented solo k-pop artists such as Taeyang, Jonghyun and G-Dragon had entered the chart too, but none of them could enter the top 100.
That's not all. J-Hope became the second k-pop solo artist who has entered Billboard's Artist 100 chart. He entered the chart at no.97, and before his appearance on the chart, PSY was the only k-pop solo artist who had entered the chart.
However, the reason why the success of J-Hope's mixtape is very remarkable is not just because he achieved many things on the Billboard chart.
In his mixtape, J-Hope expresses his true self. Despite BTS' huge success and temptations of the world, he tries to uphold his own standard of life. His desires for aberration should be a "Daydream" for him because he is an idol star who is responsible for what he does. However, at the same time, the young k-pop star, who always gives an energy boost to the other BTS members in real life, emits his energy and shows his positive attitude about life in his first ever mixtape.
What's more impressive about the mixtape is that J-Hope and Big Hit entertainment have invested so much into it even though it is not a regular album. They can't earn much money with it because music fans don't have to pay to listen to it, but by collaborating with competent musicians who have taken part in BTS' regular albums, they did their best to make better mixtape. That's why all the tracks included in the mixtape are high quality and elaborate.
You know, since BTS is not the idol group of big 3 k-pop agencies, many people were surprised by the team's great success. And it seems there still are many people who don't understand why the team and Big Hit Entertainment could achieve such a success. However, through his solo mixtape, J-Hope certainly showed why they could become so successful. The idol star and his team mates, who have their own philosophy of life and great passion for music, are competent musicians and deserve huge popularity.