BTS Boybands Join Instagram…and V Breaks Records With 15.6M Followers In Less Than 24 Hours

All seven members of the Grammy-nominated K-pop boy band BTS individually joined popular social media app Instagram on Sunday.

At the time of writing, V aka Kim Tae-hyung broke records by racking up 15.6 million followers in just 19 hours.

The South Korean singer, who turned 26 on December 30, took instagram story to tell his fans, ‘Please take care of me.’

Welcome!  All seven members of the Grammy-nominated K-pop boy band BTS individually joined popular social media app Instagram on Sunday (pictured last Friday)

Welcome! All seven members of the Grammy-nominated K-pop boy band BTS individually joined popular social media app Instagram on Sunday (pictured last Friday)

Most popular member?  At the time of writing, V aka Kim Tae-hyung broke records by amassing 15.6 million followers in just 19 hours

Most popular member?  At the time of writing, V aka Kim Tae-hyung broke records by amassing 15.6 million followers in just 19 hours

Most popular member? At the time of writing, V aka Kim Tae-hyung broke records by amassing 15.6 million followers in just 19 hours

V’s Skeleton inaugural function was captioned “baby dinosaur dooly” and his bandmate Jimin commented “Are you still taller than me?”

The Snow Flower singer – famous for his baritone pipes – also posted several mirror selfies, including one of his face covered in shaving cream.

Singer Jungkook aka Jeon Jung-kook – who is the youngest member – scored the band’s second most followers with 15M.

Singer Jimin aka Park Ji-min accumulated 14.6 million followers.

The South Korean singer - who turns 26 on December 30 - took to Instastory to tell his fans: 'Please take care of me'

The South Korean singer - who turns 26 on December 30 - took to Instastory to tell his fans: 'Please take care of me'

His Instastory caption read: 'Heoheoheoheo'

His Instastory caption read: 'Heoheoheoheo'

The South Korean singer – who turns 26 on December 30 – took to Instastory to tell his fans: ‘Please take care of me’

V’s Skeleton’s inaugural post was titled “baby dinosaur dooly,” and his bandmate Jimin commented, “Are you still taller than me?”

'I purple you': The Snow Flower singer is famous for his baritone pipes

'I purple you': The Snow Flower singer is famous for his baritone pipes

He also posted several mirror selfies, including one of his face covered in shaving cream

He also posted several mirror selfies, including one of his face covered in shaving cream

‘I purple you’: The Snow Flower singer – famous for his baritone pipes – also posted several mirror selfies, including one of his face covered in shaving cream

Singer Jin aka Kim Seok-jin reached 14.3 million followers.

Rapper suga alias Min Yoon-gi received 14.2 million followers.

Rapper RM aka Kim Nam-joon amassed 14.1 million followers.

Close behind: vocalist Jungkook aka Jeon Jung-kook - the youngest member - scored the band's second most followers with 15M

Close behind: vocalist Jungkook aka Jeon Jung-kook - the youngest member - scored the band's second most followers with 15M

Close behind: vocalist Jungkook aka Jeon Jung-kook – the youngest member – scored the band’s second most followers with 15M

A black and white photo: singer Jimin aka Park Ji-min has collected 14.6 million followers

A black and white photo: singer Jimin aka Park Ji-min has collected 14.6 million followers

One black and white photo: singer Jimin alias Park Ji-min collected 14.6 million followers

Cute pigtails!  Singer Jin aka Kim Seok-jin reached 14.3 million followers

Cute pigtails!  Singer Jin aka Kim Seok-jin reached 14.3 million followers

Cute pigtails! Singer Jin aka Kim Seok-jin reached 14.3 million followers

Red box: Rapper Suga aka Min Yoon-gi received 14.2 million followers

Red box: Rapper Suga aka Min Yoon-gi received 14.2 million followers

Red box: Rapper Suga aka Min Yoon-gi received 14.2 million followers

'Just an archive': Rapper RM aka Kim Nam-joon amassed 14.1 million followers

'Just an archive': Rapper RM aka Kim Nam-joon amassed 14.1 million followers

‘Just an archive’: Rapper RM aka Kim Nam-joon amassed 14.1 million followers

Polaroids: Rapper J-Hope aka Jung Ho-seok also reached 14.1 million followers

Polaroids: Rapper J-Hope aka Jung Ho-seok also reached 14.1 million followers

Polaroids: Rapper J-Hope aka Jung Ho-seok also reached 14.1 million followers

and rapper J-Hope aka Jung Ho-seok also reached 14.1 million followers.

Each member of the Big Hit Entertainment-curated septet follows just seven other Instagram accounts — each other and the official BTS page.

It’s unclear whether VK could dethrone K-pop star Moon Tae-il, who broke the Guinness World Record for fastest user (1 hour 45 minutes) to reach 1 million followers on July 6.

Will their identity shine through?  Each member of the Big Hit Entertainment-curated septet follows just seven other Instagram accounts — each other and the official BTS page (pictured Nov. 21)

Will their identity shine through?  Each member of the Big Hit Entertainment-curated septet follows just seven other Instagram accounts — each other and the official BTS page (pictured Nov. 21)

Will their identity shine through? Each member of the Big Hit Entertainment-curated septet follows just seven other Instagram accounts — each other and the official BTS page (pictured Nov. 21)

Need for speed: It's unclear if VK could dethrone K-pop star Moon Tae-il, who broke the Guinness World Record on July 6 for fastest user (1 hour 45 minutes) to reach 1 million followers

Need for speed: It's unclear if VK could dethrone K-pop star Moon Tae-il, who broke the Guinness World Record on July 6 for fastest user (1 hour 45 minutes) to reach 1 million followers

Need for speed: It’s unclear if VK could dethrone K-pop star Moon Tae-il, who broke the Guinness World Record on July 6 for fastest user (1 hour 45 minutes) to reach 1 million followers

Past celebrity record breakers to garner significant Instagram followers include Angelina Jolie (pictured October 27)

Past celebrity record breakers to garner significant Instagram followers include Angelina Jolie (pictured October 27)

Jennifer Aniston 'broke Instagram' when she debuted in 2019 with a Friends reunion selfie (photo January 19)

Jennifer Aniston 'broke Instagram' when she debuted in 2019 with a Friends reunion selfie (photo January 19)

Brad Pitt’s ex-wives: Past celebrity record breakers to garner significant Instagram followings include Angelina Jolie (L), Jennifer Aniston (R), as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Holidays! BTS – short for Bangtan Sonyeondan (“Bulletproof Boy Scouts”) – is about to take an “extended period of rest” to “re-inspire and recharge with creative energy” (Photo 21 November)

Past celebrity record breakers garnering significant Instagram followers include Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

BTS – short for Bangtan Sonyeondan (“Bulletproof Boy Scouts”) – is about to take an “extended period of rest” to “re-inspire and recharge with creative energy.”

But first, the band will compete for three trophies – including the best group of 2021 – in the fan-voted 47th People’s Choice Awards, airing Tuesday on NBC/E!

Airing Tuesday on NBC/E!  But first, the band will compete for three trophies — including 2021's Best Group — at the fan-voted 47th People's Choice Awards.

Airing Tuesday on NBC/E!  But first, the band will compete for three trophies — including 2021's Best Group — at the fan-voted 47th People's Choice Awards.

Airing Tuesday on NBC/E! But first, the band will compete for three trophies — including 2021’s Best Group — at the fan-voted 47th People’s Choice Awards.

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