Jungkook, also known as Jeon Jung-kook (Korean: 전정국) was born on September 1, 1997 in Busan, South Korea.
He is both a singer and songwriter, and the youngest member and vocalist of BTS.
When he was young, Jungkook dreamed of becoming a badminton player, but he changed his mind after seeing G-Dragon perform “Heartbreaker” on TV.
He became invested in music in 2011 when he auditioned for the South Korean TV show Superstar K in Daegu. He was not selected, but still received seven casting offers from different entertainment companies.
Although not a dancer in the band, Jungkook trained in Los Angeles during the summer of 2012 to improve his dancing skills for his then-future debut in BTS.
He released three solo songs under BTS, and has been credited as the main producer for “Love is Not Over” and “Magic Shop”.
Like other members of BTS, Jungkook was awarded the Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit in 2018 by the President of South Korea for his contributions to South Korean culture.