We’re Finally Getting A Physical Album Of BTS J-Hope’s “Jack In The Box,” But It’s Old-School

Previously, there was criticism over the lack of a physical album.

After much anticipation, we’re finally getting a physical album for BTS J-Hope‘s Jack In The Box!

Last month, J-Hope made his solo comeback with his first album Jack In The Box, after previously releasing mixtape Hope World. 

BTS J-Hope’s promo pictures for “Jack In The Box” | @uarmyhope/Instagram

Yet, BIGHIT MUSIC chose an inventive method in releasing the physical copies of Jack In The Box. Instead, it was released as a “Weverse album.”




We would like to provide information on the pre-order for j-hope’s solo album ‘Jack In The Box’ scheduled for release on Friday, July 29.


‘Jack In the Box’ will be available on Weverse Album, and you can place your pre-order for the album beginning on Monday, June 27 at online and in-person retailers.


<j-hope “Jack In The Box” Pre-order Information>


Pre-order dates

From 11 AM, Monday, June 27, 2022 (KST)


Album release date

1 PM, Friday, July 29, 2022 (KST)



Pre-order locations


Online and in-person music stores where albums are sold












Album contents


[‘Jack In The Box’]


– 1 type

Card holder (1 random out of 2)

Photocard A (1 type) / W54*H86 (mm)

Photocard B (1 random out of 2) / W54*H86 (mm)

QR card (User guide) / W54*H86 (mm)



<How to Use Weverse Album>


  1. Download Weverse Albums app.
  2. Log in with your Weverse account, or your social media account.
  3. Scan the QR code by tapping on the [+] button at the upper right corner, or the [Add Album].

 If you’re having trouble scanning the QR code, try entering the digital code at the bottom.

  1. Download your album and you’re all set!


* Download the app and scan the QR code to check out the full tracks of the album and exclusive photosavailable only on Weverse Albums.

* Start dates and times for the album pre-order may vary by country and pre-order location. Information on the pre-order start date and time of each pre-order location will be further notified.

— BIGHIT MUSIC’s English Statement via Weverse

Essentially it is just a package with a QR code and photocards. So, the album consisted of exactly a Card Holder (1 of 2), Photocard A (1 type), Photocard B (1 of 2), and QR card (User guide).

ARMYs were disappointed by the choice to experiment with J-Hope’s album. While it has been viewed as a method of being environmentally cautious as HYBE tests their ESG strategy, many felt it was hypocritical.

The criticism has been heard. Now, finally, we are getting a more traditional album release for Jack In The Box. Yet, in contrast to the previous version, this one is even more old-school as it is a limited edition vinyl rather than a CD.


We would like to provide information on the pre-order for j-hope’s solo album ‘Jack In The Box’ limited edition Vinyl.

This vinyl will be manufactured and released after receiving pre-orders for a limited quantity. We will not receive additional orders once the initial supply goes out of stock.

Starting Monday, August 8, you can pre-order through online and in-person retailers. Please note that since it is manufactured after the pre-order, the release date may vary by country. We kindly ask for your understanding.

< Information on the Pre-order of j-hope’s ‘Jack In The Box’ Limited Edition Vinyl >

Pre-order dates
From 10 AM, Monday, August 8, 2022 (KST)

Album release date
December 12, 2022 (scheduled to be released sequentially by country)
*The exact release date for each country will be announced again in late November.

Pre-order locations
Online and in-person music stores where albums are sold

[Korean locations]

[Overseas locations]

Album Contents
[‘Jack In The Box’]
– 1 type
– Outer Sleeve: 1 type
– Vinyl: 1type
– Booklet: 1 type
– Lyrics: 1 type
– Poster: 1 type
– Photocard: 1 type

Please contact your retailer for more detailed information on placing your pre-order.
We look forward to the love and support from all fans.
Thank you.

— BIGHIT MUSIC’s English Statement via Weverse

This time, it won’t just come with photocards too. It will include additional items such as a poster and lyrics.

Pre-order begins Monday, August 8, 2022, at 10 AM (KST).

Source: Weverse