Who is Jungkook?
Jung Kook, also known as Jeon Jeong-guk, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and record producer signed to Big Hit Music. He is the maknae of BTS, as well as a vocalist, the centre, a dancer, and a visual. In 2020, he released his first self-produced single, “Still With You,” as a solo artist.
Jungkook is BTS’s youngest member, having joined the group when he was 15 years old. He was a senior in high school at the time. Jungkook remarked in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that he misses his school days when asked what he lost out on from an “average life.” “It’s true that I couldn’t spend as many days at school as I would have liked, but I believe I gained more than I lost. “I used to be envious of all my pals who were hanging out or going on vacations,” he admitted.
His Impact and Influence
Jungkook was named the third most-loved star of the year in South Korea in a Gallup Korea poll held in 2019. He first appeared on the list in 2016, ranking 20th, then 17th in 2017, and finally 8th in 2018. Jungkook topped the magazine Hi China’s list of China’s most popular celebrities for ten weeks in a row in 2018. Jungkook is also incredibly famous among admirers on social media. Jungkook’s popularity has earned him the moniker “Sold Out King,” since the products he wears frequently sell out.
According to Google’s mid-year ranking, Jungkook was the most-searched male K-pop idol in 2019. He topped the chart once more in 2020, and in 2019 and 2020, he was the most searched K-pop idol on YouTube. He rated first in Tumblr’s ‘Top K-Pop Stars’ for three years in a row. He had the most retweeted tweet of 2019 and the second-most retweeted tweet of 2020 on Twitter. Jungkook broke the record for the most simultaneous viewers in V Live history in March 2021, when his solo live broadcast hit 22 million viewers—he had previously broken the mark in October 2018, when his broadcast surpassed 3.7 million people worldwide.
Jungkook’s Chinese Fans Celebrating his Birthday
BTS member Jungkook’s Chinese fans are known for launching numerous projects around the world to commemorate the vocalist’s birthday. The Chinese admirers of the South Korean singer — also known as Baidu Jeon Jungkook Bar — have initiated a number of international projects in honour of the singer’s birthday, which falls on September 1.
Themed Cruise Ship for Jungkook
One of the projects is a custom-themed cruise ship that will sail down Seoul’s Han River. Jungkook China confirmed last week in a tweet that on the artist’s birthday, the fan page will be operating a Jungkook-themed cruise ship in South Korea’s capital city. According to All K Pop, Jungkook will be the first artist in Seoul to have his own custom-themed cruise ship procession with an illumination show as part of this project.
According to reports, the cruise ship will be the largest vessel allowed on the Han River, carrying the most passengers. In addition to the illumination and lighting show, Jungkook China announced in a tweet that it will have a themed restaurant, a birthday café, and a decorated façade. The cruise liner would offer fans free entrance, according to the tweet.
Other Projects by Jungkook China
Another project that Jungkook China will launch is an Immersive “StageLAB” Exhibition Lightbox in Manhattan, which will be the first of its kind in the world for a single artist. Jungkook China said in a tweet that the project will comprise an immersive 360-digital showcase for each artist. Jungkook China’s fan page is also the first to provide followers with a virtual reality (VR) experience as part of the project.
The Baidu Jeon Jungkook Bar had already begun a series of programmes to commemorate the artist’s 23rd birthday last year. Skytyping event in New York, KTX train-wrapping in Seoul, Heundae Beach fireworks in Busan, and Supersized LED support at Milan Central Station were among the events organised by Chinese admirers of the artist.