J-Hope, a member of the renowned K-Pop group BTS, has achieved a significant milestone by winning two awards at the Pop Golden Awards in the United States for his solo song “Arson.” The awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles on December 9, recognized “Arson” in two categories: Golden Hip Hop Song and Golden K-pop Music Video.
The Pop Golden Awards is a prestigious event that celebrates the diverse impact of pop culture, honoring artists and icons who transcend borders and languages with their creativity. The winners are decided based on a combination of fan votes and scores from judges, who are a mix of music journalists, chart statisticians, radio DJs, and industry experts. The organizers of the Pop Golden Awards hailed J-Hope as a “pioneering artist in K-Pop,” and lauded the music video for “Arson” as a landmark in the evolution of K-Pop music videos.
“Arson” is part of J-Hope’s solo album “Jack In The Box,” released last year. He participated in writing and composing the song, which narrates the story of stepping out of the box and confronting the world. Through “Arson,” J-Hope explores the dilemma of whether to extinguish the uncontainable flames of passion or let them burn even more intensely. The song achieved global popularity, securing a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 96 upon its release.
Currently, J-Hope is serving as a drill instructor at the 36th Infantry Division in Wonju, Gangwon Province. His expected discharge date from military service is October 17, 2024.