Instagram held the first ‘Instagram Awards’ this year and announced the winners on December 12. The trophies in the shape of Instagram’s logo will be delivered to the winners in a few days.
There were three categories of the awards, which were: ‘2017 Most-Loved Instagram Award,’ ‘2017 Top 5 Accounts,’ and ‘ 2017 Most Grown Award.’
The Most-Loved Instagram Award is based on the number of likes and comments for posts, and it was awarded to BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon. He also had the highest number of followers (15.2 million as of December 12) and topped the ‘2017 Top 5 Accounts.’
EXO‘s Chanyeol, Sehun and Baekhyun took 2nd, 3rd and 4th place of ‘2017 Top 5 Accounts,’ consecutively. Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon took 5th.
‘2017 Most Grown Award,’ given to the account who gained the most number of followers this year, was awarded to JBJ‘s Kwon Hyunbin.
Below is the full list of the winners:
▲2017 Most-Loved Instagram Award (number of followers)
1, G-Dragon (@xxxibgdrgn)
2. EXO Chanyeol (@real__pcy)
3. EXO Sehun (@oohsehun)
4. EXO Baekhyun (@baekhyunee_exo)
5. Girls’ Generation Taeyeon (@taeyeon_ss)
▲2017 Most Grown Award
JBJ Kwon Hyunbin (@komurola)
▲Photo with the most ‘likes’
EXO’s Chanyeol celebrated Suho’s birthday in May.
▲Video with the most ‘likes’
EXO’s Chanyeol shared a video on September 3.
▲Accounts with the most-watched Instagram Stories
[Image source: Instagram, Chanyeol Instagram, SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment]