V garnered 1 million Instagram followers in just 43 minutes

Kpop group BTS are taking western social media by storm, dominating both Instagram and Twitter.

BTS singer V set two new records by simply creating his Instagram account. Along with his fellow BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin and Jungkook, the singer debuted on Instagram last week.

He subsequently set the quickest time to reach 1 million and 10 million followers in 43 minutes and 4 hours 52 minutes respectively – breaking two Guinness World Records.

NCT’s Taeil, Harry Potter star Rupert Grint and Friends veteran Jennifer Aniston had previously held the title.

The accolade isn’t the first Guinness World Record broken by the group this year. BTS hit ‘Butter’ broke records of the most-viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours and the most streamed track on Spotify in the first 24 hours

Meanwhile, on Twitter, the group have earned the title of the most retweeted tweet of 2021. Doing their part to show solidarity with the fight against racism towards Asians, BTS shared a powerful message to #StopAsianHate.

The tweet has generated over 1 million retweets at the time of writing. Furthermore, #BTS is the top hashtag of the year too.