The K-pop superstar has been tapped to perform at the opening ceremony of the football tournament in Qatar on Nov. 20. He will also contribute to the World Cup soundtrack, according to one tweet from the group of seven.
“Proud to announce that Jung Kook is part of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Soundtrack and will be performing at the World Cup Opening Ceremony. Stay tuned!” BTS wrote on Friday (Nov. 11).
The 2022 FIFA World Cup starts on Nov. 20 with host nation Qatar’s tournament opener against Ecuador. A total of 32 teams representing different countries will participate. The winning team will be named world champion in December. 18.
Jung Kook has released several solo songs in recent years. After the release of BTS’s anthology album, Proof, in June the singer gave ARMY the solo track “My You”. Earlier this year, he also teamed up with BTS’ Suga for the ballad “Stay Alive,” which appeared on the official soundtrack of the original webtoon from HYBE, 7 FATE: CHAKHO. Jung Kook shared his first single, “Still With You,” in 2020 as part of BTS’s annual Festa party.
The exciting news comes on the heels of BTS’s RM announces that his first solo album, Indigo, arriving Dec. 2. RM’s upcoming release arrives shortly after fellow BTS member Jin dropped his own solo track titled “The Astronaut,” which currently sits at No. 51 on Billboard Hot 100.
Watch BTS’s announcement of Jung Kook’s involvement in the 2022 World Cup on Twitter below.