BLACKPINK's Lisa Crushes EXO's Chanyeol as Most-Followed K-Pop Idol on Instagram

With over 17.5 million followers, the 'Ddu-Du Ddu-Du' singer takes over the reign from Chanyeol as a K-Pop idol with the most following number on the social media site.

AceShowbiz - BLACKPINK's Lisa now rules over other K-Pop stars on Instagram. The 22-year-old singer has officially become the most-followed K-Pop idol on the photo-sharing site after beating the previous title holder, EXO's Chanyeol.

As of Tuesday, April 16, Lisa has gained more than 17.5 million followers. She surpassed the 26-year-old boy group member, who has 17.4 million followers so far. The Thai-born star is also far ahead her seniors in the industry, including Big Bang's G-Dragon (16.3 million), EXO's Sehun (15.9 million) and EXO's Baekhyun (14.7 million), who place third, fourth and sixth respectively in the follower rankings.

Meanwhile, Lisa's group mate Jennie is ranked fifth with 15.1 million followers. The two other members of the group, Rose and Jisoo, are on the ninth and tenth place with 13.2 million and 12.7 million followers respectively.

Lisa opened her individual Instagram account in June 2018 with username @lalalalisa_m, meaning that it has taken less than a year for her to reach the impressive number of followers. Earlier this year, she became the most-followed female celebrity in Korea on Instagram when she gained 13 million followers in less than seven months.

Lisa's rapid gain of followers comes along with BLACKPINK's spreading popularity worldwide. The group's music video for "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" became the most viewed video within 24 hours of its debut when it was released on April 4. BTS (Bangtan Boys), however, has since taken over the title with the clip for their newest song "Boy with Luv" featuring Halsey.

BLACKPINK has also set history as the first female K-pop group to perform at Coachella. They performed on day 1 (Friday, April 12) of the annual music festival in California, and is scheduled to take the stage again on April 19.

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