Jung Kook was born on September 1, 1997, in Busan, South Korea. He has an older brother named Jeon Jung Hyun.
He auditioned for the talent show Superstar K in 2011 but did not pass. He received offers from seven entertainment companies but chose to join Big Hit Entertainment after being impressed by RM's rap.
He debuted as a member and vocalist of BTS in 2013 and has since released three solo tracks: "Begin" in 2016, "Euphoria" in 2018, and "My Time" in 2020. He also recorded the soundtrack song "Stay Alive" for the webtoon 7Fates: Chakho
In 2022, he featured on Charlie Puth's single "Left and Right," which peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. He also became the first South Korean artist to release an official song for the FIFA World Cup soundtrack with "Dreamers."
He is BTS's "Golden Maknae," the youngest and most talented member. He can sing, rap, dance, play games, draw, and cook. He is also good at sports, especially badminton and soccer.
He loves anything with flour, such as pizza and bread. His favorite color is black. He likes shoes and makeup. He dislikes bugs, getting hurt, and studying. His motto is: "Living without passion is like being dead."
He is a fan of Iron Man and G-Dragon. His role model is G-Dragon. He speaks Korean, Japanese, and basic English. He has two dogs named Gureum and Bahm.
Shining Awards named him the No. 1 K-pop male vocalist in 2023. He was also the most-streamed K-pop soloist in 2022 by Spotify. He has won many awards and accolades with BTS, including the Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit in 2018.