“Hope World” was inspired by the book, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne, which J-Hope had read in his childhood. The lyrics “Say hello to my Hope World/ this is my world/ wholly my story/ run twenty leagues under the sea” contain the message of positivity and hard work, both of which J-Hope embodies.
J-Hope remains the first and only Korean solo artist to have his album charted in Billboard‘s main album chart, Billboard 200, for two consecutive weeks, charting at #63 in his first week, followed by #38 the next. The title track, “Daydream”, even took the top spot in Billboard World’s Digital Song Sales Chart.
“Hope World”‘s success was almost immediate – reaching #1 across the globe, in 63 different countries within one day of its release.
In other news, BTS is set to appear to speak for “Dear Class of 2020”, a virtual graduation ceremony that will be broadcasted on YouTube on the 8th of June at 4am KST.
Revisit the song here!