BTS V has made not one but two astonishing Guinness World Records by becoming the fastest individual to reach 1 million and 10 million followers on Instagram within 43 minutes and 4 hours 52 minutes respectively. But, in 2021, V, aka Kim Taehyung, also achieved some other global feats, including his Spotify record that cements his position as the ‘King of K-pop.’

The Grammy-nominated South Korean music group star has been on a winning stride for a long time, snagging numerous trophies each year, including two Best OST Awards at APAN 2020 and MMA 2017 and Best Idol Actor and Choreography at Soompi Awards in 2018 and 2019.

Along with Asian accolades, 2021 has been an instrumental year to show BTS V’s global dominance as the most popular K-pop idol. After his Spotify record, he has now finally made his way into the Guinness Book of World Records.

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BTS V’s impressive achievements featuring Spotify, Apple iTunes and Guinness World Records explored

Sweet Night

Kim Taehyung’s ‘history-making’ achievements started with ‘Sweet Night’, his first solo OST for ‘Itaewon Class,’ breaking Adele’s record by charting #1 on iTunes in 118 countries.

Along with Apple iTunes, ‘Sweet Night’ also debuted at number 2 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart as the highest debut in history for a Korean soloist at the time.

On top of that, BTS V’s ‘Sweet Night’ became the most-streamed Korean OST on the global music platform Spotify this October, clocking a whopping number of 170 million streams.

BTS V fans certify the latest Instagram World Record as proof of the star’s ‘Face of K-pop’ status

After a sea of accolades for BTS V’s music, fans are praising the global icon’s popularity as the ‘face of K-pop’ that is now recognized by the Guinness World Records.

Speaking of BTS V’s Guinness World Record as an individual artist, a fan gushed, “King of Fancams, King of visuals, Idol of Idols, Most handsome man, already have an acting career, most no 1s on iTunes, King of Performance, KING OF K-POP & now fastest person to gain 1M & 10M followers on IG CONGRATULATIONS TAEHYUNG GUINNESS WORLD RECORD HOLDER V!”

A second fan echoed, “#1 Most Searched K-pop Idol on Google Worldwide this 2021. #1 Most Googled Asian Celebrity this 2021 Most Anticipated OST release for 2021. Guinness World Record holder UNDER HIS NAME.”

“In between the dilemma of “ is it instagrammable?” and his adorably messy feed Taehyung broke the 2 major Guinness World records and people doubt about his impact. Indeed a face of k-pop! GUINNESS WORLD RECORD HOLDER V CONGRATULATIONS TAEHYUNG #InstaKingTHV!,” a third fan added.

V is currently in quarantine after a stellar run at BTS’ first offline concert at LA after almost two years where the Billboard’s longest-charting group in history awed fans.

Next, the ‘Singularity’ crooner will be releasing his second OST for ‘Our Beloved Summer’ on December 24.

Follow his Spotify here and stream a BTS V-based playlist below. Catch the singer in his daily shenanigans on Instagram here.

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