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Why BTS now, eight years after its debut, only opens individual accounts

December 7, 2021

The members of BTS finally opened their own Instagram accounts on Monday, December 6th, eight years after their debut in 2013. Having previously had a site managed by Big Hit Music, they reveal why Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook now have their own pages.

The guys quickly shared their photos on their respective Instagram accounts and as expected, they quickly gained millions of followers too. And what does Big Hit have to say about it?

AllKpop noted that the company allowed them to have their own social media pages to further express their individuality. Also, this way they could communicate with their fans in a variety of ways.

Back in the day, the K-Pop idols only had their official Twitter accounts and WeVerse to connect with their millions of followers. Now it could get easier with Instagram.

In just less than 24 hours, RM now has 15.6 million followers (as of now). Jungkook has 16.5 million, Jimin has 16.1 million, Jin has 15.8 million, V has 17.3 million, Suga has 15.6 million, and J-Hope has 15.5 million.

These numbers will keep growing over time. Aside from their posts and updates, fans also praise BTS for choosing the unique usernames that prove they are all creative geniuses.

Jungkook even caught attention when he chose a fun username that used all of the letters in the alphabet except for J and K, which are the initial letters of his name. Suga uses Augustd, which is his other stage name, and RM uses rkive and describes his account as an archive.

Meanwhile, the group’s Instagram pages came in timely as Big Hit announced the septet’s hiatus to spend the holidays with loved ones. It would be the first time since their debut that the Butter hitmakers are taking time out to celebrate Christmas.

A post on Twitter revealed that it will be the second official extended break after the first in 2019. It states that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grammy Award winners will remain active to engage with their fans in 2020 and 2021.

Fortunately, that had a positive outcome and made them top global artists. Their much-needed break would inspire them again and recharge their creative energy after tirelessly engaging in various activities. This would also help BTS focus on preparing for their upcoming Seoul concert in 2022 and a new album that would mark the beginning of a new chapter.