V leads after BTS members open individual Instagram accounts
All seven members of BTS had more than 16 million Instagram followers a day after signing up for individual accounts with the Meta Platforms-owned social media site.
Until Monday, the band's social media presence was collective, with a joint Twitter account used by all seven members. It also directly communicated with fans through Weverse, a fan community platform created by HYBE, the management company behind BTS.
Member V was the fastest to 1 million, in just 43 minutes. It took Angelina Jolie a full hour to hit that mark.
He also was top in terms of total followers as of Tuesday afternoon, with 18.4 million. He was followed by Jungkook (17.6 million), Jimin (17.1 million), Jin (16.8 million), Suga (16.6 million), J-Hope (16.5 million) and RM (16.5 million)
The boy band is set to take a second extended period of rest since its first in 2019, HYBE's Big Hit Music announced on Monday.
The agency added that the band will focus on preparing for a concert in March in Seoul and the release of a new album that will mark the beginning of a "new chapter."
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