Sep 01, 1997 (26 years old) in Busan, South Korea
Jeon Jung-kook (전정국; born September 1, 1997), known professionally as Jungkook (정국), is a South Korean singer and songwriter under BigHit Music. He is a member of the South Korean boy group BTS. Jungkook has performed three solo songs as part of BTS' discography—"Begin" in 2016, "Euphoria" in 2018, and "My Time" in 2020—all of which charted on South Korea's Gaon Digital Chart. He also recorded the soundtrack song "Stay Alive" for the BTS-based webtoon 7Fates: Chakho. In 2022, he featured on American singer-songwriter Charlie Puth's single "Left and Right", which peaked at number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Later that year, he became the first South Korean artist to release an official song for the FIFA World Cup soundtrack with "Dreamers", which he subsequently performed at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony. In 2023, Jungkook released his debut solo single "Seven" featuring Latto, which simultaneously debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, the Global 200, and the Global Excl. US charts, making him the first Korean solo artist to do so. It also became the fastest song in Spotify history to surpass 100 million streams on the platform. In 2018, he was awarded the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea along with the other members of BTS, for his contributions to Korean culture.