BTS V proved his “social king” aspect by ranking first in Wikipedia’s official ranking of Korean male solo artist individual pageviews in August.
In August, V recorded 188,673 pageviews in the official ranking of Wikipedia:WikiProject Korea (English version), ranking first among Korean male solo artists.
Since Wikipedia’s official ranking began to be provided in January 2021, V has maintained the No.1 position among K-pop male solo artists for 20 consecutive months until August this year. V became the first K-pop artist whose English-speaking world individual pageviews, which account for the highest proportion, surpassed 10 million views.
In the overall ranking, the drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo“, which caused a syndrome, maintained the top spot following last month. Pages related to K-dramas such as “Big Mouth“, “Alchemy of Souls” and “Park Eun-bin” showed the greatest popularity. Group BTS ranked fifth, proving V’s influence both as a group member and as an individual.
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia created and edited by volunteers around the world. Pageviews, the number of visitors, is one of the recognized social popularity indicators used as data in the U.S. presidential election.
The North American media outlet Koreaboo reported, “With K-Pop and Korean entertainment becoming more popular worldwide, there are countless Wikipedia articles on various topics related to them, from individual idols and K-Pop groups to K-Dramas, actors, and athletes, and everything in between.”
Two new data have recently been added to V’s Wikipedia page.
V’s personal Instagram account, which was opened for the first time in 8 years in December last year, set world records of fastest time to reach 1 million followers on Instagram and fastest time to reach 10 million followers on Instagram. These achievements were added to the “World records” section. Recently, the commendation for conscientious taxpayer he received from Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do was recorded in the “State honors” section.
V received a plaque of commendation from Goyang-si as a conscientious taxpayer who contributed to the city’s financial expansion by faithfully paying local taxes. The reward for conscientious taxpayer is carried out to express gratitude to taxpayers who have faithfully paid local taxes and to create a tax payment culture in which faithful taxpayers are respected and given preferential treatment in the local community.
In addition, he is proving his talent as an all-round artist by taking home awards in music, acting and performance, such as the “2020 APAN Star Awards” Best OST award, the “2018 Soompi Awards” Best Idol Actor award and the “2019 Soompi Awards” Best Choreography award.