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K-pop boy bands: Instagram’s 10 most popular male artists

By Conan Altatis / 2016.01.30

Big Bang, EXO and Super Junior appear to be the most popular K-pop boy bands of today. Currently, the 10 K-pop male artists with the most followers on the online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service Instagram are from these three male groups.

10. Choi Si-won of Super Junior: 3.1 million Instagram followers

Born in Seoul, South Korea, on April 7, 1986, Choi is one of the first four South Korean artists featured on Chinese postage stamps. In 2015, he starred with Jackie Chan, Adrian Brody and John Cusack in "Dragon Blade."

9. Lee Donghae of Super Junior: 3.3 million Instagram followers

Born in South Jeolla, South Korea, on Oct. 15, 1986, Lee joined Super Junior in 2005 and made his debut as an actor in 2006 in the horror documentary "Mystery 6."

8. Lee Seung-hyun a.k.a. Seungri of Big Bang: 3.5 million Instagram followers

Born in Gwangju, South Korea, on Dec. 12, 1990, Seungri is the youngest member of Big Bang. He serves as the sub-vocalist and dancer of the K-pop boy band.

7. Zhang Yixing a.k.a. Lay of EXO: 3.6 million Instagram followers

Born in Hunan, China, on Oct. 7, 1991, Lay started in the entertainment industry as a member of singer and actor Jimmy Lin's fan club. The Chinese EXO member released his record-breaking autobiography "Standing Firm at 24" in 2015.

6. Choi Seung-hyun a.k.a. T.O.P. of Big Bang: 3.8 million Instagram followers

Born in Seoul, Korea, On Nov. 4, 1987, T.O.P. is known for his low-bass timbre rapping. He also starred in several Korean films and drama series including "Tazza: Hidden Card" and "19-Nineteen."

5. Dong Young-bae a.k.a. Taeyang of Big Bang: 4.1 million Instagram followers

Born in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, on May 18, 1988, Taeyang joined Big Bang in 2006. His second studio album as a solo artist, titled "Rise" is the highest charting K-pop album by a solo artist on Billboard.

4. Byun Baek-hyun of EXO: 5.3 million Instagram followers

Born in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, on May 6, 1992, Byun is one of the mane vocalists of EXO. As a martial artist, he has a black belt in Hapkiddo.

3. Oh Sehun of EXO: 5.3 million Instagram followers

Born in Seoul, South Korea, on April 12, 1994, Oh graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul in 2013. He is one of the lead dancers of EXO.

2. Park Chan-yeol of EXO: 6 million Instagram followers

Born on Nov. 27, 1992, in Seoul, South Korea, Park is currently studying Culture and Art Management at Kyung Hee Cyber University. He is also the brother of South Korea's MBC Broadcasting Station announcer Park Yoora.

1. Kwon Ji-yong a.k.a. G-Dragon of Big Bang: 7.6 million Instagram followers

Born in Seoul, Korea, on Aug. 18, 1988, G-Dragon released his debut solo album titled "Heartbreaker" in 2009. The album won the Mnet Asian Music Awards for Album of the Year in the same year. 

Watch G-Dragon's "Crooked" music video here:

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