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BTS’ V shatters two Guinness World Records titles with his Instagram followers

By Hannah Mallorca Published Dec 14, 2021 7:05 pm Updated Dec 21, 2021 8:28 pm

Kim Taehyung, also known as BTS’ V, now holds two Guinness World Records!

V proved his superstar status after Guinness World Records confirmed that he broke the world record for the fastest time to reach one million and 10 million followers on Instagram. 

In a statement, Guinness said V’s Instagram account reached one million followers in just 43 minutes, and reached 10 million in four hours and 52 minutes.

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V and fellow BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, and Jungkook now have over 20 million followers each, as of this writing. 

Before V, the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to reach 1 million followers on Instagram was previously held by NCT’s Taeil.

Former record holders also include Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, Friends actress Jennifer Aniston, and Pope Francis, among others.

V debuted as the lead dancer, sub vocalist, and visual of BTS in 2013.