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Selena Gomez Hailed Instagram Queen Of 2016; ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants' Singer Cements Popularity Status

By Kristen Hortaleza , Dec 02, 2016 03:05 PM EST
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Singer and actress Selena Gomez has recently been announced as Instagram's most followed celebrity. With over 103 million followers, Gomez has dominated the photo-sharing app in 2016.

Among all the celebrities, the 24-year-old pop star has the most Instagram followers. As for individual posts, she scored 8 of the 10 most popular celebrity photos and 7 out of the top 10 celebrity videos. Majority of the most-liked celebrity related posts in 2016 was related to her as well.

Gomez' most popular Instagram photo is for a Coke advertisement and it garnered her 5.2 million likes. For her top video, it was a clip of her dancing and singing with a young fan, which has a total of 20.1 million views.

As far as followers are concerned, here are the celebrities who made it to the top of the site's most popular list too. This detailed tally of the most loved celebrities in 2016 shows who most fans want to follow in the popular photo-sharing app -- Taylor Swift with 93.6 million, Beyoncé with 88.9 million, Kylie Jenner 79.5 million, and Kendall Jenner with 68.9 million.

Though female celebrities conquered the top 10, two men were able to snatch a spot: Cristiano Ronaldo, the soccer star with 82.3 million followers and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the wrestler-turned-actor with 71 million followers.

Going back to the songstress who was awarded as the Pop/Rock Female Artist of The Year at the American Music Awards 2016, Gomez is still on her long break and has not spoken about her comeback yet.

The "Hands to Myself" singer previously admitted to being "broken inside" despite all her achievements. Being diagnosed with Lupus, she has been experiencing bouts of depression and panic attacks that led to her decision to take a break and seek treatment.

Gomez has once again proven her unbeatable charm. With Instagram's yearend statistics, users will know the world's most followed celebrities. The photo sharing app now has over 500 million global users this year.

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