Selena Gomez rules Instagram 2016 with most followers, likes
Instagram released its year-end data Thursday showing the 24-year-old pop star has the most followers of any celebrity (103 million) and was responsible for nearly all of the most-liked celebrity posts in 2016.
Selena Gomez, Instagram’s most followed celeb with 103 million followers, made her return to the platform yesterday for the first time since August 15. She came back with a ‘thank you’ and some words of encouragement for her fans:
“I have a lot to be thankful for this year,” she wrote. “My year has been the hardest yet most rewarding one yet. I’ve finally fought the fight of not ‘being enough’. I have only wanted to reflect the love you guys have given me for years and show how important it is to take care of YOU. By grace through faith. Kindness always wins. I love you guys. God bless.”
Selena Gomez beat out bestie Taylor Swift (93.6 million followers), Beyonce (88.9 million followers) and Kylie and Kendall Jenner (79.5 million and 68.9 million followers, respectively) to top the site’s list of most popular celebs. The only men among the top 10 were soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo (82.3 million followers) and Dwayne Johnson (71 million followers).
Gomez also had eight of the 10 most popular celebrity photos and seven of the top 10 celebrity videos.
Well, hail the Queen.