The number of followers a celebrity has often correlates with their popularity. Therefore, attention is paid to the most followed Korean celebs.
In the current digital age, the number of followers are often considered the popularity metric for celebrities. Nowadays, the expression “celebrity with 10 million followers” is much more relevant than”’popular celebrity”.
Then, who is the celebrity with the most Instagram followers in Korea? Nox Influencer, a data analysis and statistics service site, recently revealed a ranking for stars with Korean nationality, who are active in Korea.
1st to 10th place, in order, belongs to: BLACKPINK Jennie, BTS’ official account, Jisoo, V, BLACKPINK’ official account, Jungkook, Jimin, Jin, Suga, RM.
1st place (74.07 million people) belongs to BLACKPINK Jennie. Considering that the 2nd place (71.19 million) is the official account of BTS, this is an amazing figure. What is noteworthy is that BLACKPINK members (Jennie, Jisoo) and BTS members (V, Jungkook, Jimin, j-hope, Jin, Suga, RM) occupied all of the Top 10 positions.
11th to 20th place, in order, belongs to: Cha Eun Woo, Lee Min Ho, IU, TWICE’s official account, Lee Jong Suk, Stray Kids’ official account, Chanyeol, Sehun, Park Seo Joon, Ji Chang Wook
Actor names start to appear outside of the Top 10, with 11th place (32.52 million people) belonging to ASTRO Cha Eun Woo. Actor Lee Min Ho follows in 12th place (31.75 million people), boasting the highest number of followers among actors on the chart.
IU and Lee Jong Suk, who recently developed into a romantic relationship, ranked 13th (29.11 million) and 15th (25.13 million), respectively.
21st to 30th place, in order, belongs to: Jung Ho Yeon, Kwon Ji Yong (G-Dragon), Taeyeon, HyunA, Nam Joo Hyuk, ITZY’s official account, Suzy, Jeon Somi, Hwang In Yeop, T.O.P
From the 20-30 places, models also appear. In particular, model and actress Jung Ho Yeon, who became a star through Netflix’s “Squid Game”, took 21st place (22.02 million people). Next, Kpop singers such as Kwon Ji Yong, Taeyeon, and HyunA, who are now seniors in the industry, also make it to the list. Model-actors Nam Joo Hyuk and Hwang In Yeop also attract attention.
It can be seen that most of the top 30 are singers belonging to large agencies. Thanks to the Korean wave, Kpop stars boast outstanding numbers of followers that overwhelm other occupational groups.