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 2020.
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 accounts, as of December 2020:
Top 20 TikTok accounts (November 2020)
1. Charli D’Amelio — 102.0 million
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 has been nothing short of spectacular. Alongside her incredible 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 — 70.4 million
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 — 53.0 million
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 — 49.7 million
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.
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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. Spencer Polanco Knight — 49.3 million
This YouTuber and Beatboxing star of Chinese and Ecuadorian descent has pushed TikTok out of 5th place. Featured all over the media as an artist to watch, he’s collaborated with many musical artists, such as Alicia Keys and Sean Kingston.
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Last updated: December 4, 2020