Tik Tok is absolutely exploding in popularity, particularly among younger Internet users. One of the fascinating aspects of Tik Tok is that it has created new celebrities out of those who create content. This up-from-the-masses approach to celebrity means that ordinary users can still interact and have a relationship with the creators whose work they admire. If that person is a celebrity, personality or an influencer, having any kind of contact with them even if just as a viewer is one of the pros that makes social networking great. With that in mind, today we’re going to list the ten most followed TikTok accounts as of February 2020.
If you’re looking for inspiration, for creative people to follow or just want to see what the masters are doing with Tik Tok, these are the accounts to follow. This data was updated on February 10th, 2020. Our source for this reporting is this Wikipedia article, which is updated regularly. We’re also leaving out the TikTok account to focus solely on original creators on the platform. With that said, let’s get to the list!
Loren Gray @Lorengray
Loren Gray is a 16 year old who is punching way above her age. This singer and YouTube star has more than 38.9 million followers on TikTok. In November 2018, she released a track called ‘Kick You Out’ that received over 1.6 million views in four days on YouTube. She is a singer, musician and actress and is well worth following.
Zach King @ZachKing
Zachary Michael King is a filmmaker, Vine star, and YouTube personality who works out of Los Angeles. His best-known acts are his “magic vines” – very short videos that he edits to make it appear that he is doing magic. He has 33.7 million Tik Tok followers, and is one of the fastest growing creators on the platform.
Baby Ariel @Babyariel
Coming in at third, Baby Ariel has 30.2 million fans on TikTok. Real name Ariel Rebecca Martin, the 18 year old is a singer and social media master with lots of videos to her name. Time Magazine has already voted her one of the most influential people on social media and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon.
Riyaz Aly @Riyaz.14
Riyaz Aly is an Indian social media personality. He is 16 years old and is an actor, influencer, fashion blogger and Tik Tok star. Unlike many other top Tik Tok acts, Riyaz Aly came to fame directly on the platform with no other boosts to his popularity from alternate social media sites. He has 28.2 million Tik Tok followers.
Charli D’Amelio @charlidamelio
At 25.1 million followers, Charli D’Amelio has quickly skyrocketed to one of the most popular TikTok accounts on the platform—all before she even turns 16. Charli rose to fame on the platform thanks to her dance videos, and in January 2020, the New York Times deemed her the “reigning queen of TikTok.” That’s some high praise, especially since Charli only began making videos last summer.
Kristen Hancher @Kristenhancher
Kristen Hancher is a 19 year old fashion influencer with 23.4 million followers on TikTok and 6 million followers on Instagram. She blogs about fashion and beauty and offers tutorials on makeup and hair as well as comedy and lip sync videos.
Gil Croes @Gilmhercroes
Gil Croes is part comedian and part performer known for amusing lip sync videos that have gained him 23.2 million followers on TikTok. Gil began on YouTube where he has a channel with his brother called CroesBros. The former model won an award for Best Male Actor at the Aruba Short Film Festival in 2015.
Flighthouse was begun by a 19 year old called Jacob Pace and was bought by the Creative Music Group. The account shares music, videos and remixes as well as trending TikTok artists. It’s vision is to become a modern MTV using TikTok. It currently has 22.5 million followers.
Awez Darbar @awezdarbar
Hailing from India, Awez Darbar is a choreographer and comedian who has taken TikTok by storm. Though he previously taught dance at the Dance Academy of Shiamak Davar, he now works on his TikTok videos full-time, and they’re truly excellent. With more than 22 million followers on TikTok, he seems to be only moving up this list.
Jacob Sartorius @Jacobsartorius
Our final selection on that list is someone you’ve probably heard of before. Jacob Sartorius is a 16 year old from Oklahoma who sings and performs. He released his single “Sweatshirt”, which appeared in the Hot 100. He has 22 million followers on Tik Tok. He began creating as an escape from bullying and has gone from strength to strength ever since. His online popularity has turned into full tours, reminiscent of Justin Bieber in the 2000s.
It is always a surprise to see how young the typical Tik Tok creator is. Most of these individuals are less than 20 years old and can be as young as 15. I’m always pleasantly surprised to see how good these people actually are. No wonder the social network is so popular!
Who do you follow on TikTok? Any of these? Different accounts? Share them below if you like!
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