Is J-hope not getting a physical solo debut album? BTS fans slam HYBE

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When fans finally found out more about J-solo Hope’s debut, they were overjoyed. After BTS said that Chapter 2 of their career would be about their solo projects, they said that dancer and rapper J-Hope would be the first member to get started on it. Well the name of his album is Jack in the Box and it will be out on July 15th. But to keep fans interested, the idol will be releasing a single early on July 1st. On July 31, 2022, J-Hope will be the first Korean artist to be the main actor at Lollapalooza.

While ARMY is getting people excited about his solo work, the pre-order information is causing confusion and anger at HYBE. The company for BTS has said that Jack in the Box will be a physical album, but that it will only be available digitally through their Weverse Album app. But while we don’t get a physical album, those who ordered it get J-Hope photo cards, which are a big part of physical K-pop albums. Fans are upset that charts like Billboard, which give more weight to physical albums, will make it difficult for J-Solo Hope’s debut to do well on the charts.

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I hope not to get a physical album

HYBE has tried digital albums through the Weverse Album app before, but they’ve also released physical albums. J-Hope is the first HYBE artist to receive only a digital album through Weverse. Some BTS fans praised HYBE for going green because physical K-pop albums leave a large carbon footprint, but others call them ARMY for being hypocritical. The company has entered the world of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, and its artists are becoming NFTs. Studies say that NFTs are even worse for the environment because one transaction generates as much carbon as Denmark does in a whole year.

So fans don’t think HYBE will go green for the release of J-first Hope’s solo album. The pre-order information for Jack in the Box has made things even more confusing because many people don’t know where to stream, which would help with digital tracking and charting on sites like Spotify, iTunes and MelOn. ARMY started threads to explain that the Weverse album app is just like an online CD and that if they want to help the J Album hope list they need to listen to it on Spotify and MelOn, the most popular music streaming services. But only the South Korean charts Gaon and Hanteo will count Weverse album sales.

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“HYBE uses their greatest artists to promote their goofy app”

Since the Weverse app is new and has only racked up around 5,000 downloads so far, fans think HYBE is using the BTS star to promote their app instead of letting him show what he can do in his solo debut. One ARMY member said: “Hybe is trying to be green because they don’t want to harm the environment, but the brainwashing cult seems to have forgotten that Hybe is about to release nfts.”

Another ARMY said: “HYBE is using their biggest artists to promote a stupid app that nobody cares about and hurting their chances of getting on the charts is evil. I hope they all realize what they are worth, stand up and watch them sink!!!!”

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One fan asked “which group in Hybe only has one reverse album?” As far as I know they already have the Weverse album and a physical CD. Why try something new with a BTS member’s first solo album?”

“Hybe never beat Hoseok’s anti-allegations,” said another person, who was upset. AN ARMY reminded those who kept saying that J-Hope is a shareholder and therefore had a say in the press release: “They own 1 percent AS A GROUP and I’m pretty sure Hobi sold his but honestly, can we stop making it look like bt5 ceos of hybe or that they have a lot of say in how the company does things because it includes them when the company makes mistakes (which they did, like with nfts)? “

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But some fans are optimistic: “Other Hybe groups have also put out albums on Weverse, so maybe we’ll get physical copies too.” “They said you can pre-order online and in stores.” “Maybe they don’t care about Billboard,” said another ARMY. I mean, they sang that it wasn’t about crowns and things like that. Idk.”

One pleaded with fans for patience, saying: “Everyone is so quick to complain and judge rather than wait for what’s to come. He just came out and for him to go online and see all this negativity, well that’s no way to be a fan, is it? Weverse doesn’t say anything about being on the Billboard charts, so one fan said, “Buy the Weverse album from #JackInTheBox to get Hobi on the Korean album charts.” Give him the greatest solo debut by a Korean artist 2. But I’ll give BH the hell for cutting his US career and not giving us the full album.

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