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? From how many followers Charli D’amelio and Addison Rae have, let’s take a look at the top 20 most-followed people on TikTok in September 2021.
TikTok is a social media service that was launched back in 2017 for iOS and Android, owned by ByteDance.
It’s now available in over 150 markets across the world in 75 different languages, with the past year looking like the most successful year yet for the application.
With so many lip-sync videos, comedy sketches, and various other content, people are easily hooked — despite the app almost getting banned in the United States back in September 2020.
Additional reporting by Ava Thompson-Powell.
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Most-followed TikTok accounts (September 2021)
With so many people making accounts for the platform all over the world, we’re going to run through 20 of the most-followed users to find out just who is the overall most followed person on TikTok.
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 in short periods of time.
King has been able to amass a following of above 60 million, despite posting far less than those above him in the list.
The star 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. Bella Poarch – 81.5 million TikTok followers
Skyrocketing to fame in under a year, the star has amassed a huge following at light speed. The American-Filipino star started their TikTok account in April 2020, now sitting at over 70 million followers just over a year later in 2021. At the rate her follower count is growing, she looks like she could potentially take Addison’s #3 spot.
Prior to fame, the starlet served in the United States Navy. Now, she’s well known for her comedy TikToks that often center around gaming. Starring in her very own music video for ‘Build a Bitch’ and ‘Inferno’, she’s also featured in Sub Urban’s music video for ‘Cirque’.
3. Addison Rae — 84.3 million TikTok followers
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. The star appeared in an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and signed a multi-film deal with Netflix after the release of the streaming platform’s ‘He’s All That’ movie.
2. Khabane Lame — 111.6 million TikTok followers
Italian TikToker Khabane Lame is one of TikTok’s most-followed, well-known faces, having now taken over the likes of Addison Rae’s follower count from her long-held top #2 spot.
Creating reactions to many of TikTok’s videos, such as one of TikTok’s most liked videos in which he responds to someone’s method of peeling a banana, Lame has also overtaken the likes of and Dixie D’Amelio, TikTok, Zach King, and Bella Poarch insanely fast.
The star’s popularity doesn’t look like it’ll slow down, either. Could Khabane potentially knock Charli D’Amelio off of the spot she’s held for so long, too? We’ll update this as things continue to change.
1. Charli D’Amelio — 124.4 million TikTok followers
It’s no surprise here, the most followed individual on TikTok is Charli D’Amelio. Overtaking Loren Gray on March 25, 2020, she became the largest account in the world. Her ‘secret’ TikTok account also has over 11 million followers, despite the fact that she hasn’t publicly advertised it anywhere.
At just 17 years old, her rise to the top has been nothing short of spectacular. Alongside her incredible success, she has already garnered over 9.0 million YouTube subscribers, collaborating with the likes of Noah Schnapp, and Marshmello.
D’Amelio exploded onto the scene with her videos of dance choreography. She even ended up being the first star on the app to appear in a Super Bowl commercial, an impressive accomplishment no matter which way you try to slice it. She has also starred in Chase Hudson’s music video for ‘America’s Sweetheart’.
Top 20 list of most followed TikTok accounts
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So, there you have it. The list of the top 20 most-followed people on TikTok, from Charli D’Amelio to Addison Rae. Make sure to check back often, as we update the list regularly.
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Last updated: September 15, 2021