TikTok is the hottest new app among teens and young adults. If you have been living under a rock, TikTok is a social media platform where users can upload and share short, music-accompanied videos called “stories.” Due to its user-friendly interface and integration with popular video editing apps like Dubsmash (recently acquired by Musical.ly) and FaceTime Camera Effects, TikTok has become increasingly popular in recent years (which Apple acquired). Advertisements and sponsored content can be lucrative for TikTok stars, and some influencers have amassed sizable followings that eagerly await their daily uploads. Take a look at our top 10 TikTok stars:
Loren Gray (@loren)
Loren Gray has more than 54 million TikTok fans. In addition to being a member of the community since 2015, she is a singer and an actress. Loren has a successful cosmetics and merchandise line, and her music has been streamed more than 300 million times.
It’s no wonder Loren has achieved such widespread success; her song “Can’t Do It Like Me” is irresistibly upbeat and catchy.
Loren, who was born in Pennsylvania, moved to Los Angeles when she was 15 to follow her dream of becoming an actress. Her move paid off, and she began her professional career before she had even finished high school. After falling in love with her manager-turned-boyfriend Juwany Roman, she returned to her hometown (the two now share an apartment together).
After dating for over three years, Loren and Juwany welcomed their daughter, Olivia. Eventually this year, she’ll be returning to Pennsylvania from where she’s currently calling California home.
Loren is a fantastic illustration of the positive effects of perseverance. Initiating her career on TikTok, she sought an outlet for her imagination and quickly realized that she had a knack for making other people smile. Can’t Do It Like Me,” one of her most well-known songs, is a perfect example of why she’s become so successful: it’s an upbeat, memorable tune.
Charli D’Amelio (@charlidamelio)
Charli D’Amelio is a multitalented artist who has over 149 million TikTok fans in addition to her fans as a dancer, actress, model, and YouTuber. The Los Angeles native has been creating videos since she was a child. Her videos are usually about boring parts of her life, like her morning workout or making dinner.
Over 48 million people follow Charli on Instagram, where she posts intimate photos of herself (including some adorable selfies) alongside uplifting captions like “I’m worth it” and “I’m enough.” Charli also shares pictures from her recent travels around the world, including to places like Paris, France, where she visited the Eiffel Tower last year, Barcelona, Spain, where she went shoe shopping during Fashion Week, Miami, Florida, where she currently resides, New York City, where she still has family, and Chicago, Illinois, where she visited despite the recent shootings. If you want to keep up with her and the five million people who follow her on Twitter, you should follow both of them.
Charli is a video blogger and social media influencer. Her big heart and positive outlook make her an inspiration to others. You can tell she has always been a perfectionist who strives to do the best she can. She doesn’t have a huge friend group, but those two ladies are undoubtedly her best pals.
Zach King (@zachking)
Professional magician Zach King has amassed over 72 million TikTok fans. He is well-known for his work on YouTube and Instagram, and he has also been in several Disney ads. He tied the knot with fellow TikTok star Rachel Goldstein in 2018. Born in 1982, Zachary Michael King is currently 35 years old. In 2006, he and his friends Luke Bartels and Davey Graydon began their successful YouTube channel by uploading short Vine videos to the site.
In 2014, Zach decided he wanted to expand his creative horizons beyond making funny Vine clips, so he launched a new channel called The Zach King Show, where he shared “magic” tutorials and other comedy sketches that had nothing to do with comedy vines but still made his audience laugh. Over a million people are now subscribed to the show after its meteoric rise to fame. This show paved the way for his subsequent projects, including his own brand clothing line (which, don’t get me wrong, looks amazing), merchandise, such as t-shirts/hoodies, etc.
When he first joined TikTok in 2017, Zachary Michael King quickly became a popular user. He’s one of the biggest influencers on the site and has over 72 million fans. His videos are remarkable for the incredible special effects he incorporates into them. His videos “Magic Trick,” “The Worst Magic Trick Ever,” and “How To Cut Someone In Half” are among the most watched on TikTok.
Michael Le (@justmaiko)
With more than 52 million subscribers, Michael Le is a major player on the TikTok platform. Several news outlets have written about him, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. Although he was born in the Big Apple, he spent his formative years in the Peach State.
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) by Silento was the first song Michael Le posted to TikTok, and it featured him doing the dance. Over 200k people viewed his initial upload! He also regularly updates a YouTube channel with new content.
On his YouTube channel, he regularly shares new content. People who have created their own original content and found success on TikTok are among the platform’s most influential users.
Addison Rae Easterling (@addisonre)
TikTok star Addison Rae Easterling, whose handle is @addisonre, is a dancer and singer with over 88 million fans. She joined the service in 2013, so that makes her an old pro.
Season 2 of the “Neverland Family” web series, which features music videos created by Addison and her family, has just been released (more on that later).
Addison has a lot of fans on TikTok because of how fun and enthusiastic her videos are. She’s also a contestant on the junior version of “Dancing with the Stars” (which is coming back next year). Even if you’re not familiar with her name, you may recognize her song “I Got It,” which was featured in a Coca-Cola commercial during the 2019 Super Bowl.
Spencer X (@spencerx)
Having amassed more than 55 million subscribers, Spencer X is a major player on the video-sharing platform TikTok. Famous for his beatbox freestyles and lip syncing videos, he often appears with a group he calls the LoopTroop. Spencer X has appeared in films such as “Dear White People,” “The Hate U Give,” and “Neighbors” as well as released original music.
Spencer X started uploading videos to the site in 2016, but his “Happy” freestyle cover of Ashanti’s song became his most popular video to date in 2018. More than 5 million people have watched the video on TikTok so far.
The D’Amelio Family (@thedamelios)
The D’Amelios are a family of five with an enormous TikTok following. In this famous online family, Cole and Sav are the youngest members, while their parents play the roles of their parents in the videos and manage the business aspects of the brand, including the website, merchandise store, social media accounts, and so on.
Besides starring in their own reality show with the same name, the D’Amelios have appeared in a number of commercials. References to well-known films and television shows, such as “Game of Thrones” and “The Office,” frequently appear in their videos. Their delivery of these jokes makes them appear less like professional comedians who spend all day thinking about punchlines and more like everyday people having fun in their own homes.
Average views for a Cole & Sav video are 2.5 million, but some episodes have over 150 million. Compare that to Taylor Swift’s recent album release, which only garnered 75 million viewers worldwide, and you get almost four times the impact! There is no official tally yet given by TikTok itself (or any other platform), but rumors are circulating online that Cole & Sav were responsible for generating over $1 billion worth of revenue last year alone through ads placed alongside each video viewed by fans around the world; this figure could now double since TikTok provides both creators with additional revenue via sponsored posts.
Dixie D’Amelio (@dixiedamelio)
Having been a TikTok user for over two years, Dixie D’Amelio is a singer and dancer. With over 57 million TikTok fans, she is undoubtedly one of the platform’s most influential figures. She was the daughter of Charli D’Amelio and the sister of Joey. They all relocated to Los Angeles at one point, but now their parents are spread out across the country.
Griffin Johnson, a friend of Dixie’s and a member of the group Hype House (#HYPEHOUSE), is also an influencer on TikTok. He and his pals (including Dixie) have become internet celebrities thanks to the millions of views their videos on Facebook and Instagram consistently receive. If you look at his most recent posts, he and his friends (among them, XxxtenacionXxxtenacion) are touring Europe, and you might begin to see why so many people are interested in following them.
Baby Ariel (@babyariel)
With more than 36 million followers, Baby Ariel (@babyariel) is one of the most popular influencer on TikTok.
She has performed on shows like “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent” as a singer and dancer. Additionally, she has made cameo appearances in films like Daddy Day Camp and Planet 51.
Cole and Sav LaBrant (@colesav)
Greetings, Cole and Sav LaBrant! I’m sure you’re very busy with your brother Drake LaBrant’s acting career, but if you two happen to have a moment to spare, we’d greatly appreciate it if you could share a few words with us. We’re curious as to how you’ve developed such a close relationship with your TikTok followers.
We have uncovered some fascinating data regarding the amount of dedicated fans that each of these influencers has amassed over time. Everything about them seems pretty impressive. For instance, Cole and Sav LaBrant have a combined 29 million followers.
These influencers have mastered the art of user engagement and can successfully generate buzz for the products they promote, according to the data. However, what is it about them that makes them so effective? Comment below!
Here is a short list of additional popular TikTok influencers.
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