BTS V, also known as Kim Taehyung, is no stranger to breaking records and setting new standards. The charismatic and talented singer-songwriter made his solo Instagram debut in December 2021, and ever since then, he has been captivating millions of fans and netizens with his stunning visuals, artistic photos, and adorable interactions with his pet dog Kim Yeontan.
In less than a year, V has achieved several milestones on Instagram that no other Asian act, K-pop idol, or Korean artist has ever done before. He recently became the fastest person to reach 50 million followers on Instagram, achieving this feat in just eight months since his account was launched. He also follows only seven accounts on the platform: the six other members of BTS and the official account of BTS.
But that’s not all. According to a major Korean newspaper Kyunghyang Shinmun, Taehyung’s advertising value on Instagram is currently the highest in the world. One post on Taehyung’s Instagram is worth 1 billion won (around 765.4K $), which is more than any other celebrity or influencer in the world. Moreover, Taehyung’s posts have a very high engagement rate of 25%, which means that one out of four followers interacts with his posts. V is also the only person on Instagram to have all of his posts surpass at least 10 million likes each.
Taehyung Becomes The First K-Pop Artist To Have Two Posts Achieve 20M Likes on Instagram
And now Taehyung has become the first Asian act on Instagram to achieve 20 million likes on two of his posts. His first post which reached 20M likes consisted of pictures of his pet dog Kim Yeontan and the second post is a carousel of his personal photos. Both posts showcase V’s charming personality and aesthetic sense, as well as his deep bond with his furry companion.
According to Hype Auditor, a platform that analyzes the quality and authenticity of influencers, V is also currently the most influential Asian, Korean, and K-pop act on Instagram. He also ranks among the top 10 music influencers and the top 15 overall influencers in the world.
With these impressive achievements, Taehyung has proven once again why he is one of the most popular and influential artists of this generation. He has also shown his immense potential as a solo artist and a global icon. We can’t wait to see what else he has in store for us on Instagram and beyond!