Instagram Korea Reveals The Most Popular Accounts Of 2018

Instagram has announced its results for the 2018 Instagram Awards!

The social media platform awarded winners in six categories: Most Loved Account, Top 10 Accounts, Account With Most Growth, Top Boy Group, Top Girl Group, and Photo With Most Likes.

BLACKPINK’s Jennie was chosen as the Most Loved Account of 2018, based on the number of views and likes received by Instagram Stories and posts that were shared this year. The other BLACKPINK members were also nominated for this category.

Representing her group, Jennie stated, “I’m always thankful that [fans] are interested in my Instagram. Please keep an eye out for my Instagram, as I will be sharing more memories.”

The winners of the Top 10 Accounts category were chosen based on the amount of followers. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon took No. 1, while EXO’s Chanyeol and Sehun placed second and third, respectively. Here is a list of all 10 winners:

1. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon (@xxxibgdrgn)
2. EXO’s Chanyeol (@real_pcy)
3. EXO’s Sehun (@oohsehun)
4. EXO’s Baekhyun (@baekhyunee_exo)
5. Lee Jong Suk (@jongsuk0206)
6. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon (@taeyeon_ss)
7. GOT7’s Jackson (@jacksonwang852g7)
8. BLACKPINK’s Lisa (@lalalalisa_m)
9. Nam Joo Hyuk (@skawngur)
10. BLACKPINK’s Jennie (@jennierubyjane)

G-Dragon has been the celebrity with the greatest amount of Instagram followers in Korea since 2014.

Lee Jong Suk also shared his thoughts on being chosen as No. 5 in this category. He revealed, “Because I wasn’t able to participate in many activities outside my projects, Instagram was a great way to communicate with Korean and international fans. Because this is an award that each and every single fan contributed to, I am even more thankful.”

Kim So Hyun won the award for Account With Most Growth, based on the increase in followers and how much the account utilized Instagram features such as Stories and live broadcasts.

BTS won the Top Boy Group category while BLACKPINK was chosen as Instagram’s Top Girl Group. Official accounts run by the group’s agencies with the most followers qualified for this category.

In response to being chosen as the Top Girl Group, BLACKPINK responded, “We’re so thankful for everyone who follows and loves BLACKPINK’s account. We will share more good news and content with everyone next year as well.”

For the Photo With Most Likes category, BTS’s post below took the win. The photo was taken in May at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) and has accumulated 3.2 million likes.

BTS’s fandom (ARMY) was also crowned the Top Fandom Community on Instagram’s Year In Review blog post.

Congratulations to all the winners! Check out last year’s winners here!

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