Selena Gomez Remains No. 1 On Instagram

Female artists dominated Instagram this year, with Selena Gomez leading the way.

With a whopping 130 million followers, Gomez is the most popular user of the social media platform. She had the second-highest number of new followers in 2017 – 24 million and counting – and had half of the 10 most-liked photos on Instagram.

Not far behind Gomez are Ariana Grande (No. 3 with 115 million followers), Beyoncé (No. 4 with  108 million), and Taylor Swift (No. 6 with 104 million).

The only other music artist in the Top 10 on Instagram is Canada’s Justin Bieber, whose 94.2 million followers puts him at No. 10.

Beyoncé boasts the year’s most-liked photo on Instagram. Her Feb. 1 post announcing her second pregnancy has had over 11 million likes.

On Twitter, Katy Perry is still No. 1 (with 107 million followers) on a list dominated by music acts. Bieber, Swift, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears are all in the Top 10. (Gomez sits at No. 12.)