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Charli D’Amelio overtakes Loren Gray to become most followed TikTok star

Published: 25/Mar/2020 9:53

by Virginia Glaze

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Competitive dancer and social media star Charli D’Amelio has finally surpassed fellow content creator Loren Gray as TikTok’s most-followed account after days of steady growth on her profile.

Gray, who sat at the top of TikTok with over 41.2 million followers, has been dethroned as the queen of the viral video platform after steadily reigning as the site’s most-followed account for months.

With a huge audience on both Instagram and YouTube — boasting 18.9m followers and 3.7m subscribers, each — the seventeen-year-old certainly isn’t hurting for viewers, but her famous status on TikTok has now been passed to another.

Loren Gray, Instagram
TikTok star Loren Gray has been surpassed in followers by fellow celeb Charli D’Amelio, whose quick rise to fame continues to shock fans the world over.

At just fifteen years old, D’Amelio has also become a young social media sensation, garnering huge numbers seemingly overnight due to her viral dance videos. Now, she sits at 41.3 million TikTok followers, bettering all other users on the platform.

Seeing similar growth on YouTube, alongside the likes of fellow TikToker Addison Rae, D’Amelio is the new generation’s top content creator — but it isn’t all sunshine and roses for the social media celeb.

Charli D'Amelio, Instagram
Competitive dancer and content creator Charli D’Amelio now sits at the top of TikTok as the site’s most-followed user.

Despite her success (and moving into the seriously lavish Hype House), Charli revealed that fame comes with a huge cost, claiming that she’s been harassed by past acquaintances and even followed into bathroom stalls by fans hoping to get a picture.

“Some people will try and go live and try to talk bad about me,” she revealed in a video with makeup artist James Charles. “Try to make me look like a person I’m not, in a bad way. It’s weird seeing how people switch up.”

Charli D'Amelio, YouTube
D’Amelio’s TikTok fame has already seen some backlash, with members of the cosplay community becoming outraged over a video that they felt poked fun at anime fans.

Despite the competition for follows, it doesn’t look like Gray and D’Amelio have any beef, with Gray even citing the young TikTok star as one of her favorite content creators, alongside other members of the Hype House.

With both TikTokers rising for fame at such a young age, only time will tell where social media stardom takes these two creators next — and considering their massive fanbases, its safe to say they’re here to stay.

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Sykkuno announces streaming return with Valkyrae after moving to Vegas

Published: 17/Jan/2021 3:12 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 3:13

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Sykkuno has been busy moving to Las Vegas, but his return to streaming is imminent. He’s set to return on January 17 alongside some big names including Valkyrae.

Sykkuno announced he was moving to Las Vegas after dropping hints for quite some time. He started moving on January 15, and naturally, it meant he wouldn’t be streaming until the move was complete.

Fortunately, it seems like he’s all settled in and almost ready to go. He hasn’t posted anything about it yet. However, he mentioned it to another streamer named Ray_C while playing Rust. Then, it was also later confirmed by Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter.

Twitch: Sykkuno
Sykkuno’s popularity skyrocketed in the last few months of 2020.

Sykkuno crossed paths with Ray C on the OfflineTV Rust server. Initially, they were talking about the game and preparing for a potential team fight. Then, Ray_C wished him well with the move. “I hope your move goes well, man,” he said.

There was a bit over overlap at first. However, Sykkuno didn’t hesitate to respond once he had a chance. “It’s going pretty well,” he said. “I think I might be back online tomorrow or something.”

But it seems like it’s more than a mere possibility. Valkyrae announced that she’d be streaming Raft with some other big-name streamers, including Sykkuno. It’s exciting news since his fans didn’t expect him to be back so soon.

“Raft with Jodi, Sykkuno, Toast, Abe, John, and Corpse [has] moved to tomorrow at 5 pm PST!” she wrote. “I’ll see ya then.” Of course, it doesn’t mean it’s one hundred percent locked in, but it’s about as official as it gets.

Sykkuno’s fans can’t wait to see him back in action. Even though he shot to fame in the last quarter of 2020, he’s already become an integral part of the streaming community.

It sounds a bit melodramatic, but his absence leaves a void, and it’ll be good to see him back where he belongs.

It’ll be interesting to see what he says about his move, and how well he’s managed to settle into his new home.