In a span of 1 hour and 45 minutes, Moon Taeil from Kpop group NCT reached one million followers on instagram and set the new Guinness World Record on July 13.
His account was created last July 6 and now has 1.8 million followers as of press time. The singer follows seven people who are his fellow NCT members.
On the Guinness website, The Kpop idol thanked fans and his co-members.
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“I was so surprised when I heard the news! I never imagined myself becoming a Guinness World Records title holder, and am truly grateful for all the love and support. I would not be here without my members and our NCTzens. I’ll try my best to connect and communicate even more through socials. I love you all!” he said.
Moon Taeil debuted in NCT and its sub-unit NCT 127 under SM Entertainment in 2016. Taeil is one of the main vocalists in the group.
Aside from being a part of NCT and NCT 127, the main vocalist has released solo song projects and collaborations namely Purple, The Moon and A Beautiful Human Being.
Neo Culture Technology (NCT) is a Kpop group that currently has 23 members and is composed of rotational non-fixed unit NCT U, and divided into three sub-units namely NCT 127, NCT Dream and Wayv.
Meanwhile a new sub-unit called NCT-Hollywood will be formed this year, catering to Western fans.
During their fifth anniversary celebration on V-live app, NCT 127 announced that they will be having a comeback in September this year and asked fans to wait till then.
NCT 127’s second full-length album Neo Zone, released last March 2020 is certified as 3x platinum by Korea’s Gaon Music Chart and placed sixth in the top 10 physical album sales in the US last 2020 based on MRC Data.
17 out of 23 NCT members have an instagram account with over one million followers, and NCT 127 is the third most followed Kpop boy group on instagram with 11.3 million followers.
Rupert Grint of the Harry Potter franchise previously set the record at four hours and one minute when he joined Instagram in November 2020 to announce the birth of his daughter.
Former title holders of this record are Jennifer Aniston, David Beckham and Pope Francis.