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Top 20 most followed TikTok accounts: Charli D’Amelio, Addison Rae, more

Published: 10/Aug/2020 14:08 Updated: 25/Sep/2020 18:04

by David Purcell


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 like the most successful year yet for the application. With so many lip-sync videos, comedy sketches and various other content, so many people are already hooked — despite the app almost getting banned in the United States in September.

Looking to follow some new accounts on TikTok? We’ve rounded up the top 20 most followed to give you some ideas.

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.

There are some names you’ll instantly recognize on this list, but there are a few surprises too — and it’s crazy to see how many followers some people have managed to accrue.

Here’s the list of the top 20 most-followed TikTok accounts, as of August 10, 2020:

Top 20 TikTok accounts (September 25, 2020)

1. Charli D’Amelio — 88.9 million

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D’Amelio overtook Loren Gray on March 25, 2020.

The most followed individual on TikTok is Charli D’Amelio, who overtook Loren Gray on March 25, 2020 to become the largest account in the world.

At just 16 years old, her rise to the top of TikTok has been nothing short of spectacular. Alongside her incredible TikTok success, she has already garnered over 7.25 million YouTube subscribers, and collaborated with the likes of James Charles, Noah Schnapp and Marshmello.

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.

2. Addison Rae — 61.8 million

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Rae has stormed into the top 5 most followed TikTok stars.

If there’s one name almost as synonymous with TikTok fame as Charli D’Amelio, it’s Addison Rae.

She is best known for her dance choreography videos, and has built an immensely popular YouTube following off the back of her TikTok success. It’s been reported that she makes $5m per year from TikTok — even more than D’Amelio — and it’s only looking up for the young star.

3. Zach King — 49.8 million

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Zach King is massive on TikTok and YouTube.

Zach King been able to amass a following of almost 50 million, despite posting far less than those above him in the list.

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.

4. Loren Gray — 47.6 million

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Loren Gray has fallen to no. 3 as a result of Charli D’Amelio’s and Zach King’s rise in fame.

Loren Gray is an American singer and TikTok user with just over 46.2 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.

She was only usurped of top spot in this list at the end of March 2020, as a result of Charli D’Amelio’s unparalleled rise in popularity.

5. TikTok — 47.6 million

TikTok is 5th, on its own website.

That’s right. The fifth most followed account on TikTok is… TikTok. The company’s own account boasts an incredible 47.6 million followers.

They regularly post a variety of content to their channel, with most of their videos amassing upwards of a few million views. Even boasting occasional celebrity appearances, if you’re a true TikTok fan, you should probably be following TikTok themselves.

Rank Account name Posts Followers (millions)
#1 Charli D’Amelio 1,545 88.7
#2 Addison Rae 1,206 61.8
#3 Zach King 225 49.8
#4 Loren Gray 2,623 47.6
#5 TikTok 110 47.5
#6 Spencer X 1,096 44.5
#7 Riyaz 2,056 43.4
#8 Michael Le 999 39.9
#9 Dixie D’Amelio 375 38.8
#10 Will Smith 45 36.9
#11 Jason Derulo 539 35.8
#12 BabyAriel 2,274 34.7
#13 Brent Rivera 829 33.8
#14 Faisal shaikh 461 32
#15 GIL CROES 596 29.6
#16 Jojo Siwa 1,135 29.1
#17 The Rock 29 28.8
#18 Arishfa Khan 2,026 28.5
#19 jannat_zubair29 1,054 28.1
#20 Nisha Guragain 1,747 28

Last updated: September 25, 2020 at 12:04 am EST


Joe Rogan stunned by Matthew McConaughey’s insane weight loss story

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36

by Georgina Smith


Joe Rogan was left shocked after hearing the crazy lengths that hugely popular American actor Matthew McConaughey’s went to to lose 50 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Joe Rogan has seen his fair share of top billed guests make his way into his podcast studios, both new and old. Some of his most well known guests include Elon Musk, Post Malone, and other famous faces across YouTube, business, Hollywood, and just about every conceivable entertainment sector.

He even recently set up a long anticipated episode with Kanye West, but their meeting was promptly cancelled along with several other episodes after one of the staff members revealed he needed to self-isolate.

However, fans of the podcast were treated to a huge celebrity from an entirely different industry in a prerecorded episode – actor Matthew McConaughey.

Poster image for the film Dallas Buyers Club
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The 2013 was an enormous success, largely thanks to Matthew McConaughey’s highly regarded performance.

Matthew McConaughey on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

Matthew has starred in films such as the Wolf of Wall Street, Contact, and of course 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club. He enacted AIDS patient Ron Woodroof’s heartbreaking story, and underwent an enormous physical transformation for the role.

As he shares with Joe Rogan, the actor lost over 50 pounds in the process of preparing for the challenging acting experience, dedicating himself to accurately portraying the story as true to life as possible.

“I weighed 135. And you know this, I was not torturing myself,” Matthew explained. “I was militant. The hardest part was making the damn choice. It was my responsibility.”

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With regard to the process of losing the weight, the actor said that he gave himself five months of a diet consisting of “tapioca pudding or whatever, three egg whites in the morning. Five ounces of fish couple vegetables for lunch, five ounces of fish couple vegetables for dinner.”

He said this is the diet that caused him to lose an insane 2.5 pounds a week, without any exercise. However, Joe was shocked to hear that Matthew was able to drink “as much wine as he wanted to drink,” joking “what kind of diet is this?”

“What I learned from it is that the body is more resilient than we give it credit for. The power I lost from the neck down equally or more sublimated to the neck up. My mental gain was so acute and so on point, that I was clinically smart.”

The incredible story was an insight into just how dedicated the beloved actor is to his roles, and certainly stunned Joe and the podcast viewers.