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V from BTS smashes two Guinness World Records

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BTS is the proud owner of several impressive Guinness World Records but, for the first time, an individual member of the group was singled out for their history-making accomplishment.  Congratulations are in order for V, who now has two Guinness World Records of his very own!

V, whose birth name is Kim Taehyung, unknowingly made history when he launched his personal Instagram account last week, because his new world records have everything to do with how quickly people followed his page.  

According to Guinness, V set a new record for being the fastest to amass a million followers and then 10 million followers — and he broke both records on the same day.  It took him a mere 43 minutes to amass over a million followers, and then just four hours and 52 minutes after launching his account, he crossed the 10 million mark.

As of Monday at noon ET, over 25 million fans are watching his Instagram page.


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