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Bella Poarch’s viral “M to the B” TikTok breaks record for most likes

Published: 12/Sep/2020 23:58 Updated: 13/Sep/2020 0:07

by Theo Salaun

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TikTok superstar Bella Poarch has officially earned the most likes on a TikTok video after cracking 30 million upvotes for bopping her head to Millie B’s “M to the B” track.

Charli D’Amelio and Michael ‘JustMaiko’ Le may have more followers than Bella Poarch, but her “M to the B” video has vastly exceeded the likes anyone has ever received for a TikTok video.

Poarch, a 19-year-old Filipina and U.S. Navy veteran who resides in Hawaii, uploaded her video on August 17. At the time of writing, it has 364.1 million views, 891.3 thousand comments, and, most importantly, a stunning 31.3 million likes.

For context, the second-highest number of likes any video has achieved is around 25 million, posted by JustMaiko.

@bellapoarchTo the ? ? ? ##fyp♬ Millie B – M to the B – lamadabe

TikTok’s top-five most liked videos

  1. Bella Poarch’s “M to the B,” 31.3 millions
  2. JustMaiko’s escalator dancing, 25.5 million
  3. Kison Kee’s milk slip, 23.5 million
  4. The Rock and Kevin Hart’s best-friend check, 22.2 million
  5. The Rock and Kevin Hart’s Christmas, 20.9 million

A variety of comments have levied attacks against the influencer, citing a lack of talent and expressing shock that such a simple video has so many views and likes.

While it may be surprising, that’s what the internet is. Many more appreciate the video than hate on it, citing Poarch’s good vibes and calling the energy “satisfying.” Further, a look at everyone else who has used the sound proves why the content creator’s rendition is on a different level.

Originally, “M to the B” was a video that went viral in niche communities, following a Noisey documentary, for being an entertaining look into the drama within the Blackpool grime scene. 

A sound using an iconic part of the song was posted on TikTok back in June and received millions of views. But it had no lasting power until Poarch coupled her look, which fans and peers describe as “cute” and “adorable,” with the unique track.

Now, the sound boasts 4.7 million videos across TikTok, but no one’s come close to matching Poarch’s effortless lip-syncing and, vitally, her ability to actually bop her head to the song’s heavy bassline in rhythm. 

As seen in Madison Beer’s version, which itself has 5 million likes, hitting a UK grime bassline may not be second nature to most influencers. Beer is a musician and influencer with over 20 million Instagram followers, which Poarch’s 3.1 million pales in comparison to.

@madisonbeer??? hahah @bellapoarch ily

♬ Millie B – M to the B – lamadabe

But Poarch has 7.4 million more TikTok followers than Beer’s 12 million and the musician, like much of the internet, is a fan of the TikToker’s content. So are we Madison, so are we.

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Best of TikTok’s Halloween 2020 looks so far

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:22

by Alice Hearing

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The joys of spooky season might be limited by a global health crisis, but it doesn’t stop TikTok from creating some incredible and utterly terrifying looks this Halloween.

From disturbingly realistic horror movie icons to genuinely bone-chilling transitions, we’re in awe of the efforts it took to create these amazing costumes. Here are the best looks from this year so far.

Don’t get bitten!

This extremely dedicated father had such a realistic “Walking Dead” style zombie costume that his kids were clearly terrified. The costume came with its own sound effects, and TikTok is invested. The reveal of this amazing costume has had 9 million views.

@samsology##halloween♬ original sound – Samsology

Jump-scare with a twist

Abby Roberts is well known on TikTok for impeccable makeup skills, and her Halloween looks have been off the charts – especially with her collaborations with Yungblud and Liam Payne. Not only is this zombie Nun look the stuff of nightmares, the transition is pretty slick, too.

@abbyrartistrydid i scare ya♬ original sound – Major

Seen any red balloons?

This amazingly realistic version of Pennywise from Stephen King’s ‘IT’ is truly capturing people’s attention, garnering 10 million views on this video already. The teeth in this look alone are on another level.

@twistedpennywisetiktokYa digggg 🤡🎈♬ Yadiggg – 🌎☄️💕®

Spooky skeletons

This person has an amazing full costume of Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ and for some reason, this video of him dancing is kind of addictive to watch – so much so that it has had 22.7 million views.

@xgeminidragonxTap tap tap ##dance ##cosplay ##flowarts ##spoopy♬ Doofenshmirtz Tap In – talia schulhof

Criminal pups

Pets are getting involved, too, and these three cute pups are breaking out of doggy jail in the spirit of Halloween, complete with stripy uniforms that say “I steal kisses” and a number plate that says “cr1me.”

@baloublueFor legal reasons you saw nothing ##halloween2020 ##heist♬ Судно (Борис Рижий) – Molchat Doma

Halloween is just around the corner, and TikTokers are still coming up with insane new looks and costumes by the hour. We can’t wait to see what the weekend has in store. Prepare to be spooked!