On December 6th, BTS announced a rest break and each member opened an individual Instagram account. All members have achieved high following numbers, but V has gained 26.8 million followers and became the most followed K-Pop male idol on the platform in just 13 DAYS!
The old record belonged to Jackson Wang with 26.5 million! Very impressive, right? Last week V also became the fastest Instagram account to reach 20 million followers. His groupmates Suga, Jungkook, Jin, RM, Jimin and J-Hope also have a large following, at least 23 million.
Most followed male idols on Instagram
1. Taehyung (V)
2. Jackson Wang
Jackson was the most followed male idol on Instagram for 245 days! A streak we should all be proud of?❤️
And congratulations to V? pic.twitter.com/fw4yPlli5O
— Jackson Wang Central (@chartsjackson) December 19, 2021
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BTS’s V continues to gain popularity and adds a personal record by leading the list of most searches on Google in 2021 and ARMY celebrates on social networks.
Google released an official list of the 100 Most Wanted Asian Celebrities from January 1 to December 14, 2021 and BTS’s V tops the list. Kim Taehyung, V’s real name, surpassed Asian entertainment artists; however, the list excludes political figures and social workers.
Kim Taehyung tops the list of the 100 most searched celebrities on Google for 2021, while his bandmate Jeon Jungkook takes second place. K-pop idols like BTS’s Park Jimin, BLACKPINK’s Lisa, and Indian actors like Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Kareena Kapoor also round out the Top 10 on the list.