Everything You Need To Know About BTS’s Golden Maknae And Main Vocalist, JUNGKOOK
Jeon Jeong-kook was born on September 1, 1997. You might know him better by his stage name, Jungkook. He’s a singer and member of the wildly popular South Korean boy-group BTS, or Bangtan Boys, or Beyond The Scene, which was formed under the auspices of Big Hit Entertainment. His positions are main vocalist, lead dancer, sub-rapper, and center.
Jeon Jung-kook was born in Busan, South Korea, and has an older brother named Jeon Jung-hyun. Jungkook auditioned for Superstar K but failed. After the audition, Jungkook was targeted by many agencies, but decided to choose Big Hit Entertainment after seeing Rap Monster do rap.
Jungkook was very inspired by G-Dragon, a member of the boy-group Big Bang, after hearing the song Heartbreaker. He’s also a fan of the female Korean singer, IU, Justin Bieber and Charlie Puth. Jungkook once sang a cover of Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez’s duet, ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’, which he sang as a solo, and also did as a duet with Jimin.
Jungkook debuted with BTS, or Bangtan Boys, on June 13, 2013, with the song No More Dream, from their debut album ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’. He’s helped write some of the songs performed by BTS, such as Begin (Jungkook’s solo songs on Wings album) and Magic Shop. He is the maknae (youngest member) in BTS and was given the nickname “Golden Maknae” because of his versatility (singing, dancing, rap, and sports). Together with the other two youngest BTS members, Jimin and V, they’re the groups “Maknae Line”, also known as “The Youngest Member Line”.
Together with other BTS members, he won a number of awards and has performed at several award shows in Korea, including the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), the Melon Music Awards (MMA), the Asian Artist Awards (AAA), the Golden Disc Awards (GDA), Seoul Music Awards (SMA), Soribada Awards, and in America, the American Music Awards (AMAs) and the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs).
Jungkook’s Net Worth
Jungkook has been estimated to have a net worth of around $8 million, which he gathered from his career with BTS. At just 21, the singer has earned a significant amount of fame, fans, and income, too.
During their three years performing, BTS has recorded several hit albums as well as songs. Their achievements are reflected through their work, sizable fan following, and the awards that they’ve won, like the New Artist of the Year (2013) and Seoul Music Awards (2014), amongst many others. So far they’ve released two studio albums and have toured across different countries and have been performing worldwide.
Perfume – Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba
Quoted from the official website, for a 65 ml bottle, Bvlgari Omnia Paraiba is priced at $84. This scent was inspired by the most unique gem in the world, namely Paraiba Tourmaline from Brazil. You will smell the scent of oranges, flowers, and cocoa beans blended together if you meet BTS’s Jungkook. Although it sounds like it would be sweet-smelling, Jungkook’s favorite scent has a distinctive, fresh fragrance.
Coat – Gucci Eco Cashmere Coat with Web
Jungkook wore this Gucci cashmere coat for $5,500 USD while on the red carpet and opening of SBS Gayo Daejeon in 2017.
Jacket – Bottega Veneta Nero Suedo Ayers Jacket
A jacket from Bottega Veneta. This time Jungkook is looking sexy wearing a jacket worth $7,200 USD in a cover photo for Billboard magazine.
Bag – Louis Vuitton
The black Louis Vuitton bag has been Junkook’s go-to bag, lately. The way he holds it, you can tell he likes it a lot. The bag, which retails for $3,300 USD, was a gift from Jimin.
Jungkook Reportedly Bought a Luxury Apartment, This is a Response from Big Hit Entertainment
The youngest member of BTS, Jungkook, was recently reported to have bought an apartment in the Seongsu area, Seoul, South Korea in October 2018.
According to various sources, the building is an area that’s quite popular among celebrities, and its luxury apartments have already been inhabited by several famous celebrities in South Korea. Jungkook’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, quickly responded to the news, saying that the matter was a private one.
“We cannot confirm or deny the news regarding Jungkook who bought the apartment because it is in his own privacy,” the agency said. “All BTS members still live in their dorm. We feel that we must be careful when talking about the future of the members because this concerns their privacy,” the agency added.
BTS’s Jungkook Mentioned the Fabric Softener He Used, ARMY Bought It All Out
Korean artists are often the reason for a variety of products to disappear from market shelves. Not just clothes or accessories, either. A K-pop idol even caused a fabric softener to sell out, namely Jungkook. As a result of his innocent action, he caused himself some trouble, and it was all because he casually mentioned the brand of fabric softener he used.
Quoted from Soompi.com on Monday (1/21/2019), BTS’s Jungkook talked with fans through a fan cafe. When the topic of clothing emerged, fans asked the 21-year-old man what products he used to wash clothes. Giving a spontaneous answer to satisfy fan’s curiosity, Jungkook mentioned ‘Downy Adorable’, causing the product to quickly sell out on one shopping site.
— SOTY ALOTY AOTY BELONG TO BTS (@songforarmys) January 20, 2019
Unfortunately, this actually made it worse. When he ran out of fabric softener, he couldn’t find more, because the Army (BTS fans) had already purchased it all. Running out of items that he accidentally advertised himself, Jungkook also ‘scolded’ fans via a Twitter account.
“Army, I use almost all my softener so I have to buy again. (But) it’s sold out. #armys is amazing,” he wrote in the official BTS Twitter.
— ace with luv (@taengvaxia) January 21, 2019
Fans jumped on the opportunity to find the humor in the situation. On Twitter, a number of Army edited Jungkook photos as if he was a Downy product model. As a result, BTS members are viral again because of unexpected things.