Since the debut of BTS or Bangtan Boys in 2013 with their album called 2 Cool 4 Skool, their music has spreaded in every corner of the world and became a cultural sensation.
Whenever we hear of K-pop, the name of the band that comes instantly in our mind is, of course, BTS. BTS has received universal acknowledgment and is appreciated as the best K-Pop group of the 21st century.
All of these members of BTS have gained enormous fandom. However, in this article, we will try to find out who is the most popular BTS member.
Who Is The Most Popular BTS Member?
The most popular BTS member is Kim Tae-hyung, famously known as V. No other idol of the K-pop industry can stand parallel to V in terms of character, personality, and appearance. Fans go crazy for his charisma, extraordinary visuals, fashion sense, unique musicality, and skilled vocal range. He has got the largest fanbase in BTS.
Popularity Ranking Of BTS Members
The popularity of each member can be judged by their social media followers statistics on different social media platforms.
Here’s a table that will help you to understand who’s the most popular BTS member on Instagram. Let’s take a look at it.
Number of followers
It is clear and vivid that V is the most popular member on Instagram. Now, let us see the ranking of BTS members based on their popularity on Spotify.
Number of followers
Again, V surpassed all the other BTS members in terms of garnering maximum number of followers on Spotify. His unique voice perfectly fits with every song.
Now, the article will take you towards a discussion regarding each member of BTS and how they became so popular. This will help you to understand why V is the greatest celebrity of BTS in terms of popularity. To know about it, continue reading below.
V is the most popular singer of BTS. His solo tracks, namely- ‘ Stigma’ , ‘Singularity’, and ‘Inner Child’ have been released in 2016, 2018, and 2020, respectively. In 2019, his first independent song, ‘Scenery’ with his self-composed track was released.
Since then, he became the most searched member of the BTS band. He accumulated a huge number of fans from all over the world.
Moreover, V has become more popular through his record-breaking OSTs. His famous song, ‘ Sweet night’ for the album called ITAEWON CLASS, has skyrocketed in success by becoming the highest-streamed Korean OST ever.
Further, V’s OSTs such as ‘Christmas Tree’ and ‘ Beloved Drama’ have taken the world by storm and took him to the apex of popularity.
His attractive looks and style are also adored by millions of his fans.
Now, let’s see what makes Jungkook so popular. Well, Jungkook is widely known in Asian countries. He is the most famous personality of Korean entertainment in India.
He is immensely praised for his singing, dancing, and song composition. All the solo tracks of Jungkook, namely – ‘Begin’ , ‘ Euphoria ‘, and ‘ My Time’ in 2016, 2018, and 2020 respectively, won the hearts of fans.
Fans used the hashtag for him on Twitter – #GLOBAL ICON JUNGKOOK. In 2020, his song, ‘Still With You’ also became a big hit.
Jungkook occupied the first position in YouTube’s Top 100 searches in 2021.
What makes Jimin so popular? Jimin is actually more popular in South Korea. He is known for his kindness, politeness, and attentiveness towards his fans. He is known as the wisest BTS member.
Fans are attracted towards Jimin for his jaw-dropping dancing skills. Once he starts to dance, audiences are totally immersed in the visuals he offers.
His solo tracks, namely – ‘ Lie’, ‘ Serendipity ‘, and ‘Filter’ in 2016, 2017, and 2020, respectively, made him grab a lot of love from people all over the world. All these albums got charted on South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart.
Do you know Jimin is known as the King of K-pop? He is the only BTS member to rank at top for 43 months.
J-Hope is famous for his rapping, singing, dancing, record producing, and songwriting.
He is one of the three best rappers of the team. His very first solo mixtape, ‘Hope World’, released in 2018, made him the highest-charting solo Korean artist. The album secured 38 th position on the Billboard 200 in the US and this made him garner worldwide popularity.
With his ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’, J-Hope became the first BTS member to step into the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019 as a soloist. His recent studio album of 2022, ‘Jack in the Box’ is stealing a lot of attention from audiences.
Now, J-Hope is the richest member among the BTS. His net worth is around USD 26 million through his huge album sales, song composition, and music production.
However, Tumblr ranks J-Hope as the least popular member among the BTS. Even in 2019, Gallup considers J-Hope as the last BTS member in terms of being the most preferred Korean idol.
Jin is a singer and songwriter of BTS. The solo tracks that Kim released with BTS are – ‘ Awake’, ‘ Epiphany’, and ‘Moon’ in 2016, 2018, and 2020 respectively. Moreover, the digital track, called ‘Tonight’, was the first independent song by Jin.
Jin has widespread popularity not just as a BTS member but also for his appearance as a host in several music programs of South Korea from 2016 to 2018.
Jin is appreciated for donations to the Korean Animal Welfare Association. Further, he donated 321 kgs of food to another animal welfare organization called KARA or Korea Animal Rights Advocates. Also, he has been donating monthly to UNICEF Korea since 2018.
In 2019, Jin received the honor of being ranked 13 th among the most popular idols. On microblogs, ARMY is found tweeting ‘WE LOVE YOU JIN’.
Jin is also famous for his attractive looks, fashion sense, confidence and personality.
He is well-known for his dancing skills and thrilling voice vocals.
What’s so special about Suga? Suga is a rapper, record producer, and song composer.
His first solo mixtape, called ‘Agust D’, was released in 2016. This mixtape was again launched in 2018 for streaming. On Billboard’s World Albums Chart, the reissue took the third place. His next solo mixtape, called ‘D-2’, became a huge commercial success, breaking several records.
As Suga had the experience of being an underground rapper and already had thousands of fans in Daegu, he became more popular after he joined BTS.
His rapping skills have made him shine bright among the other BTS members. Suga’s visuals are also stealing people’s attention. His confidence and straightforward personality are admired by fans.
Rap Monster, popularly known as RM, is the leader of BTS. He is praised for many aspects. As a leader, he has given a strong foundation to the group with his rock-solid responsibility of properly organizing everything for BTS.
He is the singer, rapper, record producer and song composer of the group. He was already an underground rapper even before he joined BTS.
In 2015, RM launched his first mixtape called ‘RM’. In 2018, his second mixtape called ‘Mono’. Since the debut of BTS in 2013, RM has taken the band to great heights. He has collaborated with several popular indie and hip hop artists of Korea, such as Primary, Don Mills, MFBTY, and Gaeko.
Most of the interviews of BTS in the English language are given by RM because no other member of BTS is as fluent in English as he is.
In 2018, he delivered a speech at the UN General Assembly which highly inspired people.
The Bottom Line
If put together the data given throughout this discussion regarding social media followers and the other factors, V emerges as the best member in terms of popularity.
According to the worldwide Google Trends of 2022, the most popular member among the Bangtan Boys is V or Kim Taehyung. Checking the data from 2013 to 2022, V has been crowned as the most searched K-pop idol.
He has made history by his ‘Sweet Night’ which has received an ever-increasing preference and love from fans. He currently has a maximum number of followers on social media platforms.
In fact, he became the fastest celebrity to receive 1M followers within just 45 minutes and this has entered the Guinness World Record.
All the members of BTS are immensely popular in the K-pop industry. Jungkook, V, and Jimin are the three most popular members. But V is the one who sits at the apex.