Musical group BTS have already broken their share of Guinness World Records as a group, but Member V now has their own individual records to add to their impressive track record. On Monday, December 13, Guinness World Records announced that V had broken two social media records for being the fastest to reach one and 10 million followers on Instagram.
V conquering Instagram
V, in addition to the six other members of BTS opened his Instagram account on December 6, which racked up a million followers after 43 minutes of live. The record-breaking streak continued as fans added V, which saw him rack up 10 million followers in just 4 hours and 52 minutes. With those numbers, V, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, and Jungkook now all have over 20 million Instagram followers.
According to Guinness World, the world record holder for fastest to reach one million followers on Instagram changes frequently as more and more celebrities are joining the app. Taeil Moon of K-pop group NCT achieved this record earlier in the year, while Rupert Grint and Jennifer Aniston were the previous holders.
As a reminder, BTS broke numerous Guinness World records in 2021 after releasing their single “Butter”, number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The title video broke the record for most viewers for the premiere of a YouTube music video, the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours, the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group, and the most streamed track on Spotify in the first 24 hours. Separately, the group also holds the title for the most streamed act on Spotify (group), the most Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards won by any group, and spent the most weeks on Billboard’s Digital. Song Sales Chart after their hit “Dynamite” spent 18 weeks at # 1 on the charts.
In addition to breaking records, V is one of his celebrities who know how to make the most of their time off.
BTS singer V shared a series of photos and videos from his trip to Hawaii on Monday and confirmed that BTS member J-Hope was with him during their stay. In his Instagram Stories, V first shared a photo of himself posing under a lamppost and then followed up with photos of his time by a pool, posing against the sunset and a wacky moment .
He then shared videos of himself in the car, enjoying the music and taking in the views. It should not be overlooked that he also posted a video in which he tried a new drink. In his caption, the singer revealed that he was trying vodka for the first time . As one BTS fan @modooborahae translated on Twitter, the singer said, “ (My) first time trying vodka. I took a sip and gave it to appa (daddy). It’s bitter, it’s strong ”.
In addition, the artist also shared a video of a performance in a restaurant, a performance to which he unfortunately arrived late. ” I came but it ended? Ah that’s sad. No joke when we say that life is about timing, we say he sang Purple Rain, it’s a song that I like, ”he captioned the video.
Happy with his vacation, the BTS V singer finally shared a post on Weverse thanking fans in Hawaii for respecting his and his family’s privacy at the airport. “ Thank you ARMY for pretending not to know and for being considerate so that I can travel more comfortably to Hawaii and to the love you airport ,” he wrote.