According to the K-pop data observation platform Radar, Kim Taehyung aka V of BTS, has surpassed Blackpink’s group Instagram account (47.7 million followers) and is now the most followed K-pop account. 6th most followed in history (47.8 million followers).
V achieved this feat in just 7 months. Since BTS launched a personal public account in December 2021, V has proven his popularity by breaking world records. He is still the most followed male K-pop idol on the platform.
In addition, V still maintains his top spot on HypeAuditor’s list of “1000 Most Influential People on Instagram”. The AI-powered influencer platform ranks Instagram profiles based on quality audience and authentic engagement.
Although V’s Instagram account isn’t the most followed account yet, he ranks above older accounts with more followers, proving the authenticity of his fans. He is currently the only K-pop account in the Top 10 worldwide for highest engagement rate.
“Very cool! And I’m glad that V is now using Instagram to promote his solo project. First his vlog, then In The Soop: Frendcation” – a netizen expressed.