TikTok has established itself as a perfect platform to allow videos to go viral, reaching millions of online users, but who should you be following on the app? Well, let's take a look at the top 20 accounts.
For those who don't know a lot about the app itself, TikTok is a social media service that was launched back in 2017 for iOS and Android, owned by ByteDance.
It is now available in over 150 markets across the world in 75 different languages, with 2020 looking set to be the most successful year yet for the application. With so many lip-sync videos lasting between three and 15 seconds being shared online regularly, coupled with looping clips that can last up to a minute, so many people are already hooked.
Now, as so many more people are making accounts for TikTok, we're going to run through 20 of the most-followed users, using stats from Social Tracker. For all we know, some of these could make up your first few follow selections.
Two of the accounts are actually TikTok and TikTok_India, although neither of them is in the top spot. So, let's take a look who is, how many followers and posts they have, as well as their close contenders.
Top 20 TikTok accounts (February 2020)
Loren Gray is an American singer and the most popular TikTok user with nearly 39 million people following her account on the platform. She is signed to Virgin Records and Capitol Records, with her most recent singles being Options, Lie Like That, and Can't Do It – which featured rapper Saweetie.
To put that in perspective, as the table shows below, she has managed to rack up around double the number of followers than those in 20th place – Lucas and Marcus – which shows just how strong her fanbase has become.
Those who follow her should expect to see a lot of new content, too, as the 17-year-old social media star has one of the largest amounts of posts on the list as well.
While Gray is considered to be the face of TikTok, King isn't too far behind himself. Impressively, he's been able to amass a following of over 33 million while only making 179 posts on the app at the time of this writing.
King made a name for himself on the now-defunct app Vine, but he's been able to transition his following over to a new platform quite nicely.
Although he has a wife and two kids, he's still able to produce consistent content, which is an impressive feat on its own.
Ariel Rebecca Martin, better known as BabyAriel, boasts over 30 million followers on TikTok, making her one of the largest on the entire platform.
In 2017, she was recognized by Time magazine as one of the most influential people on the internet, and after seeing the following she commands, it's not hard to see why.
Like Gray, Ariel is also trying to make a name for herself in the music industry, which is why it's not surprising to see her get her start on the Music.ly app before it transitioned to TikTok.
This 16-year-old TikTok star got big off his popular lip-syncing videos, and his growth has ballooned all the way to 28 million followers.
His dominance on the platform appears to have no end in sight and given his young age, it's looking like he has an extremely bright future.
Although the app is no longer strictly about music, Riyaz has kept striking while the iron is hot and has not strayed from what made him famous in the first place.
This 15-year-old TikTok star has been able to transition her fame on the app into an opportunity to dance with Jennifer Lopez herself.
Instead of making a name for herself with her singing TikTok, D'Amelio exploded in followers thanks to her videos of dance choreography.
She even ended up being the first star on the app to appear in a Super Bowl commercial, which is an impressive accomplishment no matter which way you try to slice it.
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