It’s 2019, and the times, they are a-changin’—and that includes in the social media-verse. One thing that hasn’t changed: Instagram’s status as the internet’s most influential (or, at least, most influencer-filled) app.
Whether they have the most compelling feeds or just the most loyal fandoms, which celebrities have the biggest Instagram followings say a lot about the state of pop culture—whose feeds we’re thirsty to scroll though for endless glam shots and what makes us hit that “like” button. Below, find out which stars have the most popular accounts of the year, including some who have been holding down top spots for years and some who are new to the list this year.
10. Taylor Swift: 119.6 million followers
2018 ranking: No. 6
What she’s famous for: Singing, dating, singing about dating, feuds, acceptance speeches shading her feuds, being a cat lady.
Her greatest ‘Gram strength: Taylor’s Instagram prowess is two-fold. On the one hand, she has an Illuminati-like ability to communicate with her fans via cryptic, hidden clues within her posts. On the other hand, she’s one of the top cat ladies of Instagram and if you say you don’t kind of live for pictures of Meredith, Olivia, and Benjamin, then you’re lying to yourself.
9. Neymar: 122.9 million followers
2018 ranking: No. 10
What he’s famous for: Playing forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team and going by one name a total badass.
His greatest ‘Gram strength: His down-to-earth enthusiasm, for sure. Neymar posts lots of epic action shots and gym pics (like all professional athletes tend to do), but he also shares some of the most relatable pics with friends, “bros,” and famous people he fanboys out for (see the picture above, with Will Smith)…Read more>>