K-Pop stars hold a lot of social media power. Check out the the 16 most followed idols on Instagram, so far!
K-pop stars have been gaining popularity since the start of the Hallyu wave. In 2020, the stars reached even higher levels of success by breaking more international barriers. Some marked their debuts as soloists or group members, and lots of them can be found on social media. The number of followers of each idol is indicative of the power the K-pop idol holds; plus it serves as an approximate measure of the size of the fandom.
There are many other Korean platforms like Vlive, Weverse, Universe, etc., that also showcase these numbers, but Instagram is popular worldwide. So that's the meter we're going to use for this list. BTS and Blackpink members have consistently occupied the top spots since their debuts.
Let's jump into the main course and look at 16 of the most followed K-pop idols on Instagram.
1. Lisa (BLACKPINK)
Current Follower Count: 76.8 M
BLACKPINK's Lisa sits at the top of this list. The Thai rapper is K-pop's most followed celebrity on Instagram. Her real name is Lalisa Manoban and she is heavily involved in fashion and beauty content. Her sense of style comes through really strongly from her posts.
1. Jennie (BLACKPINK)
Current Follower Count: 65.6 M
Jennie from BLACKPINK sits on the second rank on this list. This just proves that BLINKs are just as passionate as the ARMYs are. Jennie also has another account @lesyeuxdenini that she uses as her personal photography account. She gives behind the scenes looks regularly, so if you're a fan, don't miss out on following her.
3. Jisoo (BLACKPINK)
Current Follower Count: 59.5 M
Jisoo's Instagram feed is pretty stylish and throughout it, Korean fashion is visibly apparent. She posts a lot of selfies and has been very active on her Instagram since she created it.
4. Rose (BLACKPINK)
Current Follower Count: 58.4 M
BLACKPINK's Rose has managed to amass a huge Instagram following, and rightly so! She speaks the best English in the group, which is why she is usually the leader when answering interview questions abroad. Her feed is full of travel pictures and features some of the best tourist destinations and sites globally.
5. V (BTS)
Current Follower count: 40.2 M
Amongst all the BTS members, V (A.K.A. Kim Taehyung) has the most followers. His first ever post was on 6 December, 2021, and in just 20 days, he amassed more than 20 million followers. He was also the fastest in the group to cross the 1M follower mark.
6. Jungkook (BTS)
Current Follower Count: 37.9 M
Jungkook has surpassed 30M followers and it is not difficult to see why. He already has fans swooning for literally anything he does. The singer has shared pictures of his dogs and given fans a peek at what his life looked like during the pandemic.
7. Jimin (BTS)
Current Follower Count: 34 M
Jimin is yet another BTS band member who occupies a pretty high place in this list. Remember when he managed to accumulate a whopping 30.9 million followers when he only posted 7 photos? Lucky for ARMY that Jimin has now found more time to update his Instagram feed, and it's radiating really pretty vibes!
8. J-Hope (BTS)
Current Follower Count: 33.6 M
J-Hope has a strong artistic side in terms of photography aesthetics, and it is evident through his Instagram posts. He is also the most active member on the platform. Here’s to hoping he continues to showcase his creative photos on Instagram!
9. Jin (BTS)
Current Follower Count: 33.5 M
The BTS members all chose to open their personal Instagram accounts, and fans flocked to the accounts, of course! As a result, Jin currently has 33.5 million followers. Jin's account showcases his humorous side as well as delicious food pictures.
10. Suga (BTS)
Current Follower Count: 32.9 M
BTS's Min Yoon-Gi is better known by his stage name, SUGA (or Agust D). He only has 40 posts on his account and no story highlights. Still, fans can get a glimpse of his life as he posts pictures of food and even his adorable pet.
11. RM (BTS)
Current Follower Count: 32.7 M
With the second-highest number of posts out of the group, RM is pretty active on his Instagram account. His bio describes his account perfectly - just an archive - which is pretty much what his account is. The leader's posts are highly diverse as well, allowing fans to truly gain an insight into his likes and dislikes. Here's to Namjooning.
12. Cha Eun Woo (Astro)
Current Follower Count: 27.8 M
Make way for ASTRO's Cha Eun-Woo! He is an idol and actor who was born with a pretty face and charming talent that fits right into the concept of ASTRO. He created his account in early 2019 and has managed to grow a massive following since then.
13. Jackson Wang (GOT7)
Current Follower Count: 27.7 M
Next up on the list is Jackson Wang. Hailing from Hong Kong, this idol is popular almost worldwide- from China to South Korea to the US. He has a great fashion sense and constantly entertains fans with his travels through his posts and stories.
Current Follower Count: 26 M
Lee Ji-Eun is professionally known as IU. Her name roughly means "you and I become one through music." She is a solo artist, who is doing pretty well for herself. With a total of 629 posts, she is pretty active on Instagram. Her Instagram feed is full of pretty aesthetic photos that match her signature style.
15. G-Dragon (Big Bang)
Current Follower Count: 20.8 M
G-Dragon is a 2nd gen idol that still sits on his throne alongside his fellow BIGBANG members.
G-Dragon spent 2018-2019 in military service. Not only that, he did not release any single in a period of four years, yet his follower count was not affected. In fact, it even increased. It is expected that he will be making a comeback soon with a new solo album, so there's some good news for fans!
Current Follower Count: 18.4 M
Kim Taeyeon debuted as a member of one of the 2nd gen OG girl (queens!) groups, Girls' Generation. She had a great career with the group, before eventually going solo in 2015. The signer has also participated in a number of reality shows and ventured into the Japanese music scene. Her latest collaboration with SHINee's Key is a compete must-have on your playlist!
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