The face of TikTok had drastically modified in only a few years.
TikTok has modified immensely in the brief time that we have recognized it.
The app — which skyrocketed to reputation after it merged with one other platform referred to as Musical.ly in mid-2018 — has developed a repute for its distinctly Gen Z presence, and for lurching creators into the highlight sooner than most different platforms resulting from its algorithmic feed that does not depend on customers following somebody to see their content material.
Younger and beforehand unknown creators like Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae gained mega-celebrity standing on the app in its earlier period of 2019 and 2020, with brief dance routines and lip-syncing movies that shaped one of many platforms’ hottest codecs on the time.
Since then, the attain and relevance of TikTok have solely expanded. Customers of various generations and with various content material types have discovered success on the platform — from mainstream celebrities like Will Smith and Dwayne Johnson utilizing the app to advertise their public profiles, to younger comedians creating house for brand spanking new and experimental comedy that’s changing into vastly well-liked amongst viewers.
These are the 25 most-followed creators and accounts on TikTok proper now.
25. Colombian singer Karol G has 43 million followers.
Karol G is a Columbian singer-songwriter recognized for reggaeton and Latin lure music. She has collaborated with many high-profile musicians, akin to J Balvin, Nicki Minaj, and Becky G, throughout her profession.
The artist, whose actual title is Carolina Giraldo Navarro, has developed a loyal following of 43 million on TikTok, the place she usually posts brief dance and lip-sync movies to advertise her personal music.
24. Indian creator Riyaz Ali has 45 million followers regardless of not posting in years.
Although he has not posted on TikTok since 2020, 19-year-old Riyaz Ali has maintained a powerful following of 45 million followers on the app.
Ali relies in India, the place TikTok was banned in 2020 after the nation grew to become concerned in a geopolitical dispute with China.
Earlier than the ban, the TikToker posted lip-sync movies utilizing well-liked sounds on the app spoken in Hindi. He has since pivoted to posting extra on Instagram, the place he has continued to lip-sync to well-liked Hindi songs, and likewise posts life-style content material, having amassed 27 million followers on the platform.
23. Former “Dance Moms” star Jojo Siwa has 45 million followers.
When she was simply 11 years previous, Jojo Siwa grew to become a actuality TV star on the forged of “Dance Moms,” a dance present centered on college students on the Abby Lee Dance Firm in Pennsylvania.
Now, at 19 years previous, Siwa and her mom Jessalyn have their own reality show, which follows the duo as they enterprise to create their very own all-girls pop group.
On TikTok, Siwa usually displays on her time on “Dance Moms,” recreating routines she carried out on the present and reacting to clips from episodes that she was featured in.
22. Former Vine star Brent Rivera has 46 million followers.
25-year-old Brent Rivera rose to fame on social media by posting comedic sketch-style movies on the now-defunct video-sharing platform Vine.
He has since launched a way of life YouTube channel, the place he posts challenges and vlogs, with 25 million subscribers. On TikTok, he usually takes half in fast group video games alongside his influencer buddies and his sister, Lexi Brooke Rivera, who can also be a preferred creator on the app with 25 million followers.
21. Billie Eilish has constructed a TikTok following of 47 million regardless of solely posting 16 instances.
Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has solely posted 16 movies on TikTok since she first joined the platform in 2020, however has nonetheless managed to keep up a robust following on the app amongst her fanbase.
Eilish’s few movies on the platform have been very minimal in nature. She has beforehand experimented with well-liked filters on the app, and sung along to a different creator who was enjoying her music on the piano on his account.
20. Former hairdresser Kris HC has 48 million followers.
Comic Kristina Collins stop her job as a hairdresser through the pandemic and began posting movies to TikTok in April 2020, which paid off large time as she has since amassed an enormous following, changing into Canada’s hottest TikToker in 2022 with 48 million followers.
Her uploads usually obtain tens of millions of views every, and vary from original comedy skits, to takes on well-liked TikTok tendencies and challenges, akin to creating original album covers.
21. Kazakhstan’s greatest influencer is called HOMA, and has 48 million followers.
Kazakhstani influencer Alina Kim is best recognized by her TikTok monikers Homm9k or HOMA, underneath which she rose to fame along with her lip-syncing uploads and trend-led dance videos.
Her YouTube channel has over 1.65 million subscribers and he or she primarily posts shorts which can be comparable in nature to her TikTok movies. She solely has 5 video uploads, which embrace a vlog and a candy-themed mukbang.
19. Younes Zarou’s shiny and colourful aesthetic has gained him 51 million followers.
Germany-based TikToker Younes Zarou made an enormous title for himself on the app due to his colourful movies which closely function the usage of vibrant smoke, vivid liquid mixes, and splattering paint to create intelligent picture results.
In February he formally hit the 50 million follower mark on his account and made a video to rejoice and thank his followers.
18. Dancer and choreographer Michael Le has 52 million followers.
Dancer Michael Le’s distinctive choreography and physique motion helped him soar to the highest of the most-followed record after he launched his TikTok account in 2016.
His well-liked movies steadily embrace collaboration dances in addition to solo routines.
In addition to displaying off his strikes, Le additionally shares behind-the-scenes recaps of his life, comedy skits, and challenge videos to his viewers.
17. Kylie Jenner’s Tiktok following stands at 52 million.
Actuality-TV star, make-up mogul, cosmetics founder, and entrepreneur, Kylie Jenner has loads of titles, and might add TikTok famous person to the record too.
The 25-year-old’s movies usually function her model “Kylie Cosmetics” which she launched in 2015, in the type of get-ready-with-me type uploads and make-up routine reveals, in addition to cameos from very acquainted faces akin to Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, in addition to Kris Jenner.
Jenner may also be seen taking over well-liked TikTok sounds with lip-syncing performances.
16. Korean TikToker Received Jeong has constructed a following of 53 million together with his comedic response movies.
Korean TikToker Received Jeong established an enormous viewers on the platform due to his response movies, which see him reply to well-liked TikTok moments.
The content material creator usually recreates tutorials akin to food eating tips and travel hacks, making an attempt them for himself to see in the event that they actually work.
He additionally gives a comedic spin on movies that go viral on the app, akin to recreating a scene of a lady dropping her telephone, or a person attempting to walk on buckets of water, a lot to the delight of his followers.
15. TikTok star Loren Grey has 54 million followers and a fully-fledged musical profession.
Now 20 years previous, singer Loren Grey began sharing movies on Musical.ly when she was 13, earlier than it grew to become TikTok in 2018. Her well-liked lip-sync uploads transitioned simply as effectively to the brand new interface, and he or she continued to construct her viewers into the 54 million followers she has in the present day.
Now a fully-fledged music artist, Grey has launched a variety of authentic tracks which embrace “Queen,” “Piece of Work,” and her 2023 track, “Told You So.” In 2021, Grey was listed on Forbes’ 30 Beneath 30 record because of her TikTok affect and the recognition of her music.
She continues to publish movies on her account, which embrace teasers of her newest music releases, live performances, and lip-sync uploads.
14. Spencer X beatboxed his method 55 million followers.
A self-described “Mouth music man,” Spencer Polanco Knight, higher often known as Spencer X on TikTok, beatboxed his solution to 1.3 billion likes and 55 million followers.
The 30-year-old taught himself beatbox again in his sophomore yr of highschool, and used YouTube tutorials to hone his expertise, finally importing authentic content material to his own channel the place he now has over 2.64 million subscribers.
Alongside his beatbox-themed comedy skits, challenges, and tutorials, he has additionally collaborated with fellow large names in the TikTok world which embrace Jason Derulo, Jake From State Farm, and Marshmello.
13. Along with a thriving music profession, Jason Derulo has 57 million TikTok followers.
Along with an enormous music profession that features Billboard-topping hits, 33-year-old singer Jason Derulo took to TikTok in 2015 with a dance routine challenge, and expanded his vary of uploads to turn into one of the crucial profitable content material creators on the platform.
Derulo has an eclectic output that features special effects edits, behind-the-scenes of those self same uploads, comedy sketches, pranks, and challenge videos.
The performer has additionally collaborated with an enormous vary of creators which embrace fellow TikTokers Dixie D’Amelio, Frankie LaPenna, and Jo Lindner, in addition to acquainted faces from the leisure trade akin to Will Smith.
12. Dixie D’Amelio has 57 million TikTok followers, and has pivoted to a music and TV profession.
Dixie D’Amelio is the older sister to Charli, who beforehand held the title of the most-followed TikTok star till June 2022. Dixie rose to fame across the similar time as her sister, however steered away from posting dance content material in an try to differentiate herself and pursue her personal lane on the platform.
The influencer began off by posting comedic skits and lip-syncing content material, and he or she has since constructed up a profitable profession in music as a singer, releasing her debut album, “A Letter To Me,” in June 2022.
She additionally starred alongside her household in the truth present “The D’Amelio Show,” which premiered on Hulu in 2021.
11. Korean band BTS has a following of 57 million on TikTok.
Famous person South Korean boyband BTS launched their official TikTok account in September 2019 with an instantaneous hit, delivering a simple filter video that was seen over 136 million instances.
Since then their semi-regular uploads have included dance routine performances, teasers for upcoming releases, and uploads of the members interacting and celebrating their achievements, akin to eating a meal off their one billion streams plaque from Spotify.