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Charli D'Amelio becomes first TikTok star to hit 50 million followers

by Virginia Glaze
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Internet star and dancing sensation Charli D’Amelio has reached yet another massive milestone on TikTok, becoming the first creator to reach a whopping 50 million followers on the platform.

Just weeks after becoming TikTok’s most-followed content creator ever, D’Amelio has once again made a huge mark on the site, reaching 50 million followers in an unprecedented move for the app.

This development comes after the long reign of fellow TikTokker Loren Gray, who was hailed as the 'Queen of TikTok' for just over a year after dethroning Lisa and Lena in March 2019.

Charli D\'Amelio, Instagram
TikTok star Charli D'Amelio has reached a massive new milestone on the platform, becoming the first creator to reach 50 million followers.

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While Gray was also the first creator to earn 40 million followers on the site, D’Amelio has since overtaken that record with her latest milestone, continuing her upward success on a constantly blooming website.

Her huge surge in success echoes the likes of YouTube’s very own Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, who similarly skyrocketed to 100 million subscribers in August 2019 after years of already reigning as the site’s most subscribed creator.

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Charli D'Amelio revealed that she didn't actually celebrate becoming TikTok's most-followed account, as it happened so early in the morning - but the jury's still out regarding her latest milestone!

However, unlike PewDiePie’s massive celebration over his achievement, D’Amelio didn’t actually acknowledge her rise as TikTok’s biggest star, explaining that she hadn’t found the time to celebrate as she usually does.

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“We celebrate almost every milestone that I hit pretty well but I don't think we celebrated number one,” she admitted in an interview with ET. “I think I was sleeping when it happened, it literally must have happened at like four in the morning.”

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While she’s experiencing huge success on TikTok, Charli also claims that internet fame isn’t all sunshine and roses, revealing that she’s been followed into bathroom stalls by over-enthusiastic fans and even yelled at by fans’ mothers during private dinners.

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That’s not all — D’Amelio’s 50 million follower milestone also follows her highly-publicized breakup with fellow creator Chase Hudson, with the two coming clean about their split after weeks of fan speculation.

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D'Amelio and Hudson parted ways in mid-April, although both TikTokkers still have love for each other.

In spite of the breakup and online hate, D’Amelio is shining brighter than ever before — and it doesn’t look like she’s stopping her roll anytime soon!