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The 7 Most Followed K-Pop Idols on Instagram of 2016

By Carlo Rodriguez | December 20, 2016 09:46 PM EST

Part of being a k-pop idol is staying in touch with their fans even when they're not promoting. For idols and just about any celebrity, SNS is definitely the best way to interact with their fans. By posting images of their daily activities, outings or even just selfies, idols use SNS as a mirror to show a glimpse of their own personal lives.

Just a simple update can give tremendous happiness to fans and some idols just like to update more than others which is also the reason why they have more followers. Below are the top 7 most followed k-pop idols on Instagram.

SEVENTH PLACE - Taeyang (@__youngbae__) - 5.9 Million Followers

Taeyang is both successful in his endeavors as a solo artist and a member of the infamous k-pop group BIGBANG. Being such a prominent figure in the world of k-pop, Taeyang boasts a follower count of 5.9 million, just one million shy of being 6 million followers. Taeyang recently made a comeback along with the rest of BIGBANG.

SIXTH PLACE - T.O.P (@choi_seung_hyun_tttop) - 6.3 Million Followers

The notorious rapper of BIGBANG, T.O.P had just created his Instagram account not too long ago but it had already managed to acquire 6.3 million followers. Apart from being a rapper, T.O.P had also found success in acting.

FIFTH PLACE - Baekhyun (@baekhyunee_exo) - 8.1 Million Followers

Most famously known for being a member of the famed group EXO, Baekhyun had also delved into acting and is also part of EXO-CBX, a subunit of his group along with fellow members Chen and Xiumin. According to Kpopmap, Baekhyun boasts 8.1 million followers which isn't really surprising seeing as how loved he is by his fans.

FOURTH PLACE - Sehun (@oohsehun) - 8.3 Million Followers

The maknae, or youngest member, of EXO, Sehun boasts a whopping 8.3 million followers on Instagram. Given his enormous talent being a rapper, dancer and singer, and his highly impressive and modelesque visuals, it's not really surprising that he would gain quite a following on the social media platform.

THIRD PLACE - Taeyeon (@taeyeon_ss) - 8.4 Million Followers

Being the leader of the most popular k-pop girl group in the world, Taeyeon has accumulated about 8.4 million followers on Instagram. While her group, Girls' Generation, may not have released new tracks this year, Taeyeon instead focused and found success as a solo artist.

SECOND PLACE - Chanyeol (@real_pcy) - 9 Million Followers

Also a member of EXO, Chanyeol had recently collaborated with American hip hop group Far East Movement and got featured in their latest album. Chanyeol also had his face broadcast in New York Times Square, a gift from fans who paid tons of money just to greet their favorite EXO member. His highly personal Instagram account hosts about 9 million followers.

FIRST PLACE - G-Dragon (@xxxibgdrgn) - 11.6 Million Followers

The leader of BIGBANG, G-Dragon has become an important figure in the world of k-pop. With an Instagram account of 11.6 million followers, his page is filled with artistic impressions along with personal posts updated almost at a daily. According to Allkpop, his follower count is rapidly growing which means it would be a long time before anyone can dethrone him.

If you hadn't noticed, the entire list is composed of YG and SM Entertainment artists and all hailing from the most popular k-pop groups of all time.

Make sure to follow all your favorite idols! 

Tagged :  K-Pop, 2016, T.O.P, BigBang, Taeyang, G-Dragon, EXO, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Sehun, Girls Generation, Taeyeon, SM Entertainment, yg, Instagram, followers

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