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Selena Gomez ruled Instagram in 2016 with most followers and likes

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Selena Gomez is the undisputed queen of Instagram: She became the celebrity with the most followers and “liked” posts on the social media platform in 2016. 

With 103 million Instagram followers, Gomez amassed a legion larger than Taylor Swift’s (No. 2 with 93.6 million), Ariana Grande’s (No. 3 with 89.6 million), Beyoncé’s (No. 4 with 88.9 million), and Kim Kardashian’s (No. 5 with 87.8 million). She also claimed eight out of the top 10 most liked celebrity posts of the year, with Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the other two. 

Here’s the most-liked celebrity post of 2016:

when your lyrics are on the bottle 😛 #ad

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She also earned the most new followers over the year (more than 50 million), and seven of her videos landed in the top 10 most-liked celebrity videos. These are the top two: 

Finally got to meet this sweetheart -she owned it fully

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hostess vibes. Happy 4th everyone!

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The only thing she didn’t dominate were Instagram Stories. According to the platform’s analysis of the year, Brooklyn Beckham, Chrissy Teigen, Dwayne Johnson, Ellen DeGeneres, and Eva Longoria excelled in that area. 

Other highlights from Instagram’s trends of 2016 include the Oscars (the most-Instagrammed awards show), Disney theme parks (the most-Instagrammed locations), Halloween (the most-Instagrammed day), and Clarendon (the most-used Instagram filter).