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Jungkook of BTS Becomes The First Korean Act In History To Perform At The FIFA World Cup

It has been reported that Jungkook, a member of the K-Pop hit BTS, will release a soundtrack and perform during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 opening ceremony. The formal announcement was made this morning on BTS’ official Twitter account with little over ten days until the start.

“Proud to announce that Jung Kook is part of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Soundtrack & will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony. Stay tuned!” – BigHit said in a tweet.

The band’s youngest member, Jeon Jungkook, visited Qatar for a brief period of time last month and immediately became a social media sensation, with both his name and the hashtag “Welcome to Qatar Jungkook” trending on Twitter.

On October 25, Fans in Qatar were excited to see the artist at a number of the nation’s well-known tourist attractions, including Souq Waqif and Katara.

Jeon Jungkook, also referred to as “JK” or “Kookie” by his fans, is the first K-Pop or Korean Artist to ever perform at the opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup.

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Fans have been sharing their excitement on social media:

“no because this is absolutely historical my god jungkook being part of the soundtrack of the biggest sport event AND PERFORMING FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE WORLD CUP????? i’m so proud of him i could literally cry”

“can you believe that at only 25 years old, jungkook is performing at the world cup opening ceremony and part of the soundtrack… A LEGEND!”

“jeon jungkook unicef ambassador and youngest recipient of cultural merit at 21, special presidential envoy, youngest owner of a diplomatic passport, grammy nominee at 23, white house speaker at 24 and will perform at the fifa world cup opening ceremony at 25.”

“hoseok solo debut stage in lollapalooza, seokjin solo debut stage in a stadium with 70k+ capacity and jungkook‘s solo debut stage at the fifa world cup… they are unmatched”

“crazy because jungkook hasn’t even made his official debut as a soloist and he’s already dominating the world i smile so big”

Jungkook has recently been in news because of his collab single “Left and Right” with American Singer Charlie Puth, which continues to reach new heights of success. The vocalist is also expected to make his official debut as a soloist in the coming months.

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