Selena Gomez holds on to Instagram crown with most followers in 2017
December 27, 2017
Selena Gomez remains the queen of Instagram in 2017, with more than 130 million followers.
The singer comes in ahead of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo (No. 2 with 116 million), fellow music artist Ariana Grande (No. 3 with 115 million), Beyoncé (No. 4 with 108 million), Kim Kardashian West (No. 5 with 104 million), and Taylor Swift (No. 6 with 104 million).
Gomez also holds five of the 10 most-liked photos of 2017, although the top spot went to Beyoncé for the photo announcing she was pregnant with twins. Gomez’s most popular photo of the year came in third overall, behind posts from Beyoncé and Ronaldo.
Ronaldo also dominated Instagram when it came to videos — he holds six of the top 10 spots, including No. 1, and fellow athlete Lionel Messi posted the second-most-popular video of the year. Ronaldo could be close to dethroning Gomez in 2018; he gained the most followers in 2017, over 30 million, while Gomez came in second with 24 million new followers.
In the realm of celebrity news, babies, weddings, and engagements topped the list of Instagram moments. Besides Beyoncé’s internet-breaking announcement, Julia Stiles, Behati Prinsloo (wife of Adam Levine), and Ciara topped the list of baby-related celeb posts. Julianne Hough and Emmy Rossum came in first and second for most-liked wedding-related posts.
Musically, Gomez, Grande, and Beyoncé were the most popular artists on Instagram, while Coachella, the Grammy Awards, and SXSW were the three most-talked-about music events on the social media platform.