Jungkook has absolute pitch or (perfect pitch). Absolute pitch is a rare ability that approximately less than one in ten thousand people have. In fact, most professional singers and musicians do not have absolute pitch. Jungkook is one of the few famous artists who has been confirmed to have absolute pitch, alongside Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Mozart, and Charlie Puth. Absolute pitch is the extraordinary ability to recognize or produce the pitch of any given note, without a reference point. Jungkook is often referred to as a musical prodigy and he was even called a “young, genius polymath” by RollingStone Magazine.
Jungkook confirmed that he has absolute pitch himself, on episode 150 of the BTS variety show, “RUN BTS”. Fellow BTS member, Jin, asked, “Doesn’t Jungkook have perfect pitch?” and Jungkook responded, “I do.” In the episode, the members were asked to perform a perfect pitch test and Jungkook was the only member who was able to identify and play the notes correctly.
Various artists, producers, and music industry professionals who have worked with Jungkook directly have also confirmed that Jungkook has absolute pitch. In the book, “BTS: The Review”, it is written that Jungkook has perfect pitch by music critic and Korean Music Awards committee member, Kim Youngdae. The producer of the BTS song, “I Need U”, Brother Su, stated, “Personally, I was truly surprised at Jungkook for his vocal tone and perfect pitch.” In addition, Lim Hyung Joo, an operatic pop singer and Grammy Awards selection member, said that he was impressed by Jungkook’s “vocal technique, perfect pitch, and pure voice”. Countless other music industry professionals have also commented on Jungkook’s absolute pitch ability.
Most recently, Charlie Puth who also has absolute pitch, confirmed that Jungkook has this rare talent in multiple radio interviews in 2022. Charlie Puth stated: “(Jungkook) has perfect pitch too” and “he has such a distinctly good ear. He picks up on notes really well, so that was very impressive.” He also said, “I was like sing this note (without any reference point) and he sang it perfectly” and “I just fell in love with his voice.” In an interview with 104.1 KRBE FM radio in August of 2022, Charlie Puth confirmed Jungkook’s absolute pitch ability once again, stating: “I was just so fascinated with his voice. I thought (Jungkook) has to have some sort of absolute/perfect pitch. Because he’s hitting every note that I hit on cue. Then finding out 5 years later, that he actually does and is just really shy and didn’t want to tell me that.” In an interview with FM100 Memphis in August of 2022, Charlie Puth said: “I was always so fascinated how he was able to hit every note so perfectly and I always wondered, ‘I wonder if he has perfect pitch too’…and I found out when we filmed the video that he did in fact have that because he was able to recall any note without hearing anything before it which is the definition of having that, so I became immediately more fascinated.”
At the young age of 15, Jungkook was selected to be the official Main Vocalist of BTS. Jungkook is the band’s one and only Main Vocalist. The Main Vocalist is the highest singing position in the group and is the member who is considered to be the best singer. The Main Vocalist usually receives the majority of the lines in songs, does most of the ad libs and harmonies, and has the most solo singing parts. As the Main Vocalist, Jungkook has the most advanced singing technique, an incredibly wide vocal range, the most versatility, and is recognized as the strongest singer during live performances. Jungkook is known as one of the most talented vocalists in the world, with Rolling Stone Magazine calling him “one of the greatest singers of all time”. Jungkook has been praised by music industry professionals for having an exceptionally beautiful and pure voice, phenomenal vocal control, perfect pitch, an immaculate voice acapella, and extraordinary live vocals.
Since the Main Vocalist is such an important position, it comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility and hard work. For example, Jungkook is the vocal line member who spends the most amount of time in the studio. Jungkook records the vocal guides for their music, even sometimes for the other member’s solo projects. Jungkook also fills in for both the other vocalists and the rappers when they are absent. His other responsibilities include recording the chorus and the background vocals for their songs, recording layers of vocals and harmonies throughout each song, being a “Vocal Leader” for the group, and coaching the other vocalists when they ask for assistance.
In 2016, Jungkook appeared on the television show, “King of Masked Singer”, and represented the band as the Main Vocalist. Jungkook explained that he went on the show to prove his vocal abilities. Billboard even described this as a “pivotal” moment for Jungkook. His performance completely shocked and amazed the judges, and helped him to gain recognition as one of the most talented singers in the music industry.
In a 2021 interview from “You Quiz on the Block”, Jungkook described the pressure he felt to debut as the Main Vocalist at such a young age: “After I debuted, I was the Main Vocalist…I had to show improvements and accomplishments. I thought that the only person who could act and make a change was myself. From that moment, I deleted the idea of a vocal training hour in my head. In the car, in the shower, of the 24 hours a day, I tried to sing and was singing during every possible minute.”
Jungkook was selected to be the official Center of BTS, at the age of only 15. The Center is the highest performance position in the group and is the member who is considered to have the most stage presence. The Center is in the front and center spot of the formation the most during dance performances, and is recognized for being one of the best dancers in the group. Jungkook is known for his high level of energy on stage during live performances, for being very visually attractive, having excellent performance skills such as incredible facial expressions and maintaining powerful eye contact with the camera, and for his remarkable ability to captivate the audience. RM of BTS said to Jungkook that the Center position is his “fate”.
The role of the Center goes beyond the stage and is also the member who appears in the center spot the most during photoshoots, official video announcements, and at red carpet events. Since the Center is such an important position, it comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility and pressure. Jungkook’s passion for performing and his dedication to this role is demonstrated by his continuous hard work. On tour, he is the member who wakes up the earliest to practice, and he even stays the longest after their shows to rehearse. The stage director for BTS stadium tours, Han Eun Young, stated: “Jungkook would always rehearse. Jungkook made me remember him most because he was always the last artist in the rehearsals.”
Son Sungdeuk, the dance choreographer and performance director for BTS stated, “the most talented one is Jungkook”, when discussing how Jungkook was chosen as the official Center. Son Sungdeuk also said that out of all of the BTS members, he chose Jungkook to travel with him to the USA for a month of dance training before their debut, because he believed that he had the most potential. He added: “The result was phenomenal. When he came back to Korea, that’s when his potential really exploded. He has many talents so he keeps us expecting more for the future.”
Jungkook was selected to be the official Lead Dancer of BTS, at the age of only 15. The Lead Dancer is recognized as one of the top dancers in the group and is one of the members who receives solo dance parts. Jungkook is known as a very powerful dancer, with mesmerizing stage presence. Although Jungkook had no prior dance training before joining the company, he was chosen to be in the official dance sub-unit of BTS, “3J”, with J-Hope and Jimin. The “3J” sub-unit does special performances together. RM of BTS said that Jungkook is “one of the best dancers in the team” and that “he’s so powerful.” Son Sungdeuk, the dance choreographer and performance director for BTS, stated, “Jungkook has great power, and his lines are beautiful when he dances, and he himself knows what’s pretty.”
Jungkook was selected to be the official Sub Rapper of BTS, at the age of 15. The Sub Rapper occasionally receives solo rap parts in songs and fills in for the rappers when they are absent. Jungkook is known for being an excellent rapper and for his extremely fast rapping skills. In the early days of BTS, he rapped more often in their music. Yankie, the rap teacher for BTS, stated: “I taught SUGA, J-Hope, and Jungkook often. There were many times I was shocked at how fast Jungkook was able to absorb everything.”
Jungkook is the official “Face of the Group” in BTS. The “Face of the Group” is the most popular and well known member, who represents the group. Since their debut in 2013, Jungkook has been the most popular BTS member, both in the USA and worldwide.
Jungkook is recognized for his tremendous impact and is known as the “Sold Out King”, since his merchandise is always the fastest to sell out (often in just seconds), he sells out everything he wears or any item that he is seen with in just minutes, and he holds the record for the most expensive K-Pop photocards ever sold in history. On the world’s top social media platform, TikTok, Jungkook holds the record for being the most viewed individual hashtag of any person in history, with billions of views. As a result, Jungkook is known as the “TikTok King”, despite not having his own account. Jungkook is also known as the “Worldwide It boy” for his remarkable popularity on social media, and for consistently trending at number one in both the USA and worldwide. On Twitter, Jungkook is the only person in history to have four tweets included in the top most liked list. Jungkook also holds the record for having the most viewed, most liked, and most commented VLive livestream in the history of the streaming platform.
In fact, the overall most searched K-Pop Idol across all platforms for the past five years is Jungkook, both in the USA and worldwide. In 2022, Jungkook was named the most famous K-Pop Idol in the USA, according to the Netizen Report Magazine. Jungkook is also the highest ranking and most popular BTS member, worldwide, according to the 2022 Global Hallyu Trends Survey. On September 4th 2022, the News International reported that “Jungkook remains the most beloved member and face of the very popular K-Pop boy band BTS.”
Jungkook’s incredible power and positive influence has been called “the Jungkook Effect” by the media. Jungkook chooses to support small businesses, with the hope that his fans will also support them. As a result of his impact, various small businesses have been able to grow and thrive. In a 2021 Interview with Weverse Magazine, Jungkook commented on the challenging times that many small businesses were having during the pandemic. He said, “If I’ve had an effect on one person, it is worthwhile.” During a 2021 livestream, Jungkook humbly acknowledged his influence by saying: “I thought that I could be of a small help to the small businesses around us. And I was so grateful for the fans for making this happen.”
Jungkook is a skilled musician, who plays the drums, the guitar, and the piano. In 2020, Jungkook revealed that he had taught himself how to play the guitar in the BTS series, “In the Soop”. During the 2021 “MusiCares: Music on a Mission” virtual concert, Jungkook surprised his fans by playing the drums during a performance of the BTS song, “Dynamite”.
Jungkook has a phenomenal talent in songwriting and producing. He is credited for writing and producing multiple record-breaking songs, including his solo song “Still With You”, and the BTS songs “Magic shop, “Film Out, and “Your Eyes Tell”.
Jungkook is a gifted artist. He is known for his exceptional talent in painting and drawing. In 2020, Jungkook showcased his painting skills in the BTS series, “In the Soop”. Both his fellow band members and his fans were in awe of his talent. Occasionally, Jungkook posts some of his art on social media.
Jungkook has an amazing talent in filmmaking and has created a series of videos, titled “G.C.F. (or Golden Closet Films).” The series is filmed, directed, and edited by Jungkook. He also directed the BTS music video for their song, “Life Goes On.”
Jungkook also has a talent in choreography. He has contributed to some of the dance choreography for BTS, including part of “21st Century Girls” and part of “Just One Day”. In 2021, it was also revealed that Jungkook choreographed most of the dance to his solo song, “My Time”.
Jungkook is an incredibly talented athlete, with talents that include boxing, swimming, running, martial arts, wrestling, basketball, archery, and more. He is known for being the most athletic member of BTS, for being remarkably strong, and for his excellent athletic physique. Jungkook especially enjoys boxing and he has even posted multiple videos of himself training on social media. In addition, Jungkook is incredibly skilled in martial arts and has a black belt in Taekwondo.
Jungkook is a massive global superstar, yet he still continues to be an incredibly humble and kind person. Jungkook is known for having a beautiful and pure heart. He is often praised for his excellent manners and his polite nature. The media has even named him the “Greeting Fairy”, since he always bows 90 degrees when greeting the press, his fans, and others. Jungkook is great with children and there have been many adorable moments of him playing and interacting with them captured on camera. Jungkook is also known for being a gentleman and for always showing respect towards women. He has even shown support for a charity that protects and helps women who are victims of abuse.
Everyone who has met Jungkook has reported that he is one of the kindest and most humble individuals that they have ever encountered. Countless stories and videos have emerged of Jungkook’s acts of kindness, such as: being the only one to help a girl who was being bullied in school, offering to help a makeup artist carry her bags, bringing slippers to a director who was standing outside barefoot, regularly giving fans water, turning his own heater towards his fans, staying after a show to help the staff clear the stage, helping the staff to clean up trash, etc. A staff member who worked with Jungkook in 2020 described him as: “Truly the purest of all purity…(he) bowed down to all the staff in the end before leaving” and “a polite person who takes care of people very well.” At a 2018 BTS concert in Paris, some fans fainted and Jungkook stepped off the stage to follow security and give them water bottles. At a 2019 BTS concert in Paris, Jungkook risked his own safety by jumping into the crowd to greet a fan in a wheelchair.
At the 2016 DMC Festival, Jungkook literally saved a man’s life and became a real-life hero. The host of the event, Kim Sung Joo, fell into a stage lift that he didn’t realize had been lowered. Jungkook immediately rushed to catch the host and protected him from the fall. To this day, Jungkook has never spoken publicly about his heroic act and fans only discovered what took place when the host told his story on television. Kim Sung Joo stated: “Jungkook actually saved my life once. I almost died…I was walking backward and I just fell inside the lift. I say thank you to him every time I see BTS.”
Over the years, Jungkook has also continuously risked his own safety to protect his fellow band members from the crowd at airports. Jungkook often acts as a bodyguard, shielding the members, and guiding them into the car before he gets in himself. The members of BTS have spoken about Jungkook’s incredible kindness and his compassionate heart. V stated, “(Jungkook) always helps others around him when they are having it hard.” He also said to Jungkook, “How tender-hearted you are.” RM stated, “Jungkook’s heart is all soft and tender, but his body is the opposite.” Jimin said to Jungkook, “You are so precious.” J-Hope and Suga also commented that Jungkook has a “big heart” during the 2019 BTS Festa. In 2017, Jin commented on Jungkook’s extraordinary generosity. He mentioned that out of all the BTS members, Jungkook is the one who sacrifices himself the most. Jin stated, “It’s definitely Jungkook.” In 2022, Charlie Puth even referred to Jungkook as “sweet JK.”
Jungkook has a genuine love and appreciation for his fans. He writes beautiful songs for his fans, dedicates love songs to them, writes them sweet letters, spends hours singing for them on livestreams and interacting with them on social media, and he even has his fandom name, “ARMY”, tattoed on his hand.
Jungkook wrote and produced one of the most beloved BTS songs, “Magic Shop”, for the ARMY. At a global press conference in 2018, Jungkook said: “When you who want to escape from reality, when you are frustrated and tired, if you open the door inside your heart, there will be a Magic Shop. And when you go in, the members and I will be waiting for you to give you comfort and strength.”
Jungkook shares a very deep bond with his fans and often sheds tears while expressing his love for them. Jungkook once said to his fans on stage, “I don’t think I can live without you.” During a 2019 livestream, Jungkook said to his fans: “You are the basis of my life…ARMYS are everything. My everything.” In a 2021 interview with RollingStone magazine, Jungkook stated, “The best moment of my life is seeing ARMY from the stage and that will never change.”
Jungkook is known for his compassionate heart and his love for animals. In 2021, Jungkook and his dog, Bam, were featured on the BTS series, “In the Soop.” Their sweet interactions and Jungkook’s tender caring for Bam won the hearts of fans all around the world. There have been many heartwarming moments of Jungkook with animals captured on camera. One special moment is a video of Jungkook holding and petting a chicken so gently, that the chicken fell asleep in his hands. Jungkook also mentioned that his beloved family dog, Gureum, was an abandoned dog that was rescued, and has shown his support for a charity that protects abandoned animals.
Fans can connect with Jungkook and view his livestreams through the Weverse app (on the BTS channel). On the Weverse app, fans can write messages to Jungkook and view his posts.
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(Jungkook no longer has any individual official social media accounts. In February 2023, Jungkook deleted his Instagram with over 52 million followers).