The Top 10 Most-Followed Celebrities On Instagram In 2016
While 2016 has been an interesting year overall, it has been a great year for social media. Now the year is finally wrapping up, Instagram has crunched the numbers about how often you scrolled through the app to like your favorite celebrities. It turns out female pop stars dominated the list, but you may be surprised about which ones. Check out the top 10 most liked celebrities of the year.
1. Selena Gomez: 103 million followers
American pop star Selena Gomez is the most popular person with 103 million followers. Other than selfies, she regularly kept us updated on her life following her breakup with Justin Bieber, as well as her fashion shoots.
2. Taylor Swift: 93.9 million followers
With more than 93 million followers, Superstar Taylor Swift is the second most followed Instagrammer. Having started her music career in country music, she crossed over to pop in 2008 with the successful launch of the album Fearless. She is now also one of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 40 million albums and 120 million single downloads.
3. Ariana Grande: 90.2 million followers
Coming in at the third place is the little but strong singer, Ariana Grande. The 22-year-old is best known to post pictures of her family members including her current boyfriend, grandmother, and even her mate Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits.
4. Beyonce: 89.2 million followers
The platinum-selling recording artist Beyonce is the fourth most popular person on Instagram with more than 89 million followers. The star's music career has seen her win 17 Grammy Awards and sell millions of albums.
5. Kim Kardashian: 87.8 million followers
With more than 87 million followers on Instagram, Kim Kardashian is the most followed members of the Kardashian family. Previously known only as a friend of Paris Hilton, Kim became famous mostly because of a leaked sex tape made with her former boyfriend. Kim hasn't updated her Instagram account since her robbery in October, but the number of the followers is still growing.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo: 82.3 million followers
Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the only male in the top 10 most liked celebrities after Justin Bieber deleted his account. He has more than 82 million followers, whom he treats to photos of him playing, training and hanging out with his son.
7. Kylie Jenner: 79.5 million followers
Kylie Jenner is another of the many "Keeping Up with The Kardashian" stars to make the top ten, with more than 79.5 million followers. The model regularly made news headlines for posting selfies.
8. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: 71 million followers
The Rock has more than 71 million followers on Instagram, making this good-looking guy number eight on the list. Portrayed as the most macho of men, he shows a much softer side on his Instagram with photos of his family, his working partners, his dogs and some inspirational captions.
9. Nicki Minaj: 69 million followers
Nicki Minaj has more than 69 million followers on Instagram, making her the ninth most popular person on Instagram. The rapper and actress is best known for her colorful costumes and wigs. She also became the most-charted female rapper in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.
10. Kendall Jenner: 68.9 million followers
With 68.9 million followers, Kendall Jenner, another member of the Kardashian brood, is the 10th most popular Instagrammer. She also boasts some of the highest ranked photos on Instagram. She is now simply living up to her supermodel lifestyle with Victoria's Secret wings and a couple of massive ad campaigns.