ARMYs React Angrily, Demanding A “Real Album” From BTS’s J-Hope In Response To His New Single
BIGHIT MUSIC recently announced that BTS‘s j-hope would release a solo single titled “on the street” on March 3 at 2 PM KST.
“On the street” has a double meaning: it represents an artist whose dreams started on the street and a “road” that an artist and his fans will continuously walk together on. J-Hope has personally written this song as a dedication to his fans.
Here is BIGHIT MUSIC’s announcement of the upcoming single “on the street.”
In response to his new solo single, ARMYs were happy but frustrated. Finding out that this release is a digital single, they demanded a physical CD album, declaring that j-hope deserves a real album.
싱글 앨범 아냐??디지털싱글은또뭐야 ㅠ 앨범내노라고…실물앨범!!!!!
— yeonji (@dus0316) February 26, 2023
It’s not a single album?? What do you mean a digital single ㅠ give us an album… a real album!!!!!
실물앨범을 주라고 ㅡㅡ
왜 또 디싱이야 @HYBEOFFICIALtwt @BIGHIT_MUSIC pic.twitter.com/B6KKOz7h0q
— 마음챙김하고있는당류 (@_______ongheya) February 26, 2023
??? Give us a real album —— Why is it a digital single again?
Some even pointed out that his debut album Jack in the Box from 2022 should be released as a physical album and that it’s not too late to do so.
제이홉의 첫 솔로앨범 ‘Jack In The Box’ 실물앨범 CD로 발매를 요구합니다.
안늦었으니깐 지금이라도 제발🙏🏻#We_want_JITB_CDs@bts_bighit@HYBEOFFICIALtwt@BIGHIT_MUSIC#잭인더박스_실물씨디촉구
— 해달밤즈 (@KM_is_Lover) February 26, 2023
We request for j-hope’s first solo album Jack in the Box to be released as a physical CD album. It’s not too late, so please🙏🏻
더이상 미루지 말자. 싱글 내면서 JITB 리패키지로 CD 내놔‼️
제이홉의 첫 솔로앨범 ‘Jack In The Box’를 실물앨범 CD로 발매요구합니다.@bts_bighit@HYBEOFFICIALtwt@BIGHIT_MUSIC#잭인더박스_실물씨디촉구 #We_want_JITB_CDs
— 🌸🐿쥐미홉홉wnlal1🐿🌸 (@wnlal1) February 26, 2023
Let’s not delay it any longer. With the release of this single, release Jack in the Box as a repackaged CD‼️ We request for j-hope’s first solo album Jack in the Box to be released as a physical CD album.
역시나 디지털 싱글이고ㅋㅋ 그럴거같아서 놀랍지도않음ㅠ 그니까 잭인박을 실물로 줬어야지… 이게 뭐야ㅠ 결국 울애 솔로 실물앨범 못 갖는거네ㅋ 맘이 너무 아프고 화나지만 우선 지금은 나올 싱글에 집중해야함🔥 근데 또 프로모도 없으려나ㅠ pic.twitter.com/bJCzC2oern
— Summer of hope🍋 (@Lemon_ism) February 26, 2023
Of course it’s a digital single… I expected it so I’m not even surprisedㅠ That’s why they should’ve given us Jack in the Box as a real physical album… what is thisㅠ In the end, our poor j-hope doesn’t even get a real album lol my heart hurts and I’m angry but we need to focus on his upcoming single🔥 but will there be no promotions againㅠ
Especially with the recent news that j-hope applied for the termination of his enlistment postponement—meaning he is now eligible to be called to serve—ARMYs want j-hope to make the best of his career before he leaves to perform his military duties.
제이홉의 첫 솔로앨범 ‘Jack In The Box’ 실물앨범 CD로 발매를 요구합니다.#We_want_JITB_CDs@bts_bighit@HYBEOFFICIALtwt@BIGHIT_MUSIC#잭인더박스_실물씨디촉구
입대 후에는 수익활동 못해요.
입대 전에 꼭 내주세요🙏 pic.twitter.com/1Iwk6nnq2v
— ꜰᴀᴄᴇ🐥강양이최고진🐹👨🚀ᵀʰᵉᴬˢᵗʳᵒⁿᵃᵘᵗ (@EKangyang) February 26, 2023
We request for j-hope’s first solo album Jack in the Box to be released as a physical CD album. He can’t do any profit-making activities once he joins the army. Please release it before he goes to the army🙏
석진이는 군입대한다고 싱글인데도 실물앨범내주고 커버도 되게 신경써주고 자컨도 공들이고 예능도 출연시키고 아주 온갖정성 다들여놓고 호비는 같은 군입대전인데도 존나신경안쓴티가 ㅋㅋ 석진이는 실물앨범 내줘놓고 같은군입대 앞둔 호비는 왜 걍 싱글인데요 ㅋㅋ
— 무제 (@eunha7236) February 26, 2023
Even Jin released his single as a physical album because he was leaving for the army soon. There was a lot of effort put into his album jacket and jacket concept, he was on variety programs, and there was a lot of effort put into him overall, but j-hope who is going to the army in the same way is not treated the same lol Both Jin and j-hope are going to the military, so why is j-hope releasing just a single lol
제발 홉이 군대가기전에 실물 앨범 좀🙏🏻#We_want_JITB_CDs@bts_bighit@HYBEOFFICIALtwt@BIGHIT_MUSIC#잭인더박스_실물씨디촉구
— 느림)별빛_KTHV🌌 서진이네💜𝐅𝐀𝐂𝐄 (@Shining_V1230) February 26, 2023
Please give us a real album before j-hope goes to the army🙏
Some ARMYs were just plain confused and unsatisfied.
이렇게 계속 실물 앨범을 내지 않는 건
회사의 요구인지 궁금해지네
— 곰신달밤𝒻𝒶𝒸ℯ (@moonbamm) February 26, 2023
At this point, I’m wondering if it’s the artist’s decision to not release a real album or if it’s the label’s demand
실물앨범 없는거 왜일까ㅠㅠ 영상 컨텐츠용으로 갑자기 그냥 만들어버린거라 그런건가? 그럼 이해하는데 그렇다는 정보가 없자나ㅠ 왜그런건데ㅠㅠ
— 2025년에망개떡예약판매하는마리아🐥まりあ (@reserve_mochi) February 26, 2023
Why is there no real physical albumㅠㅠ Is it because the single was made suddenly for video content? Then I understand but they didn’t inform us about anything like thatㅠ why are they doing thisㅠㅠ
하이브 차별함? 왜 호석이만 실물앨범 안 내주는데
— 태효 ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ sᴛʀᴇᴇᴛ (@taehyo_613) February 26, 2023
Is HYBE discriminating? Why is j-hope the only one who doesn’t get a real album?
On the other hand, there are still many ARMYs who are excited and supportive of j-hope and his upcoming single.
J HOPE ON THE STREET IS COMING 🔥💜
— 𝖐𝖎𝖓𝖊𝖙𝖎𝖈⁷ (@mindkiel) February 27, 2023
OMGGG A MUSIC VIDEO AS WELL!?!?!?! ARMYS WE BETTER STREAM THIS GIFT ISTG! HUHU THANK YOU HOBIII~ 😭🥺🏼💜✨️ pic.twitter.com/qGZyYh9ZHV
— Face🪞|On The Street 🛣 (@hobisonlyhope) February 27, 2023
I’M SO EXCITED!! pic.twitter.com/96q5Ui3dFs
— 💙StrawberryHyunjin💙🪞 (@larin_rivas) February 27, 2023