Still on top! Selena Gomez is most popular celebrity on Instagram in 2016 with 103m followers... as best friend Taylor Swift trails behind with 93m
Selena Gomez rules Instagram.
The photo-sharing site released its year-end data Thursday showing the 24-year-old pop star has the most followers of any celebrity (103 million) and was responsible for nearly all of the most-liked celebrity posts in 2016.
That is quite an accomplishment considering the Revival singer has taken the last several months off to take care of the symptoms she has related to Lupus. The ex of Justin Bieber had also checked herself into rehab. She made her return to the spotlight at the AMAs in November.
Red hot on social media: Selena Gomez, seen here on November 20, had the most followers on Instagram with 103 million - she also had the most likes
She's back: After a long break, the 24-year-old posted this snap with a Thanksgiving blessing
Gomez also took a 14-week break from Instagram, but then shared a black and white image with her fans on Thanksgiving which received over 56,000 likes in the first two minutes.
Selena beat out bestie Taylor Swift, who has 93.6 million followers. Beyonce trailed closely behind with 88.9 million followers.
The Jenner sisters were next - Kylie has 79.5m and Kendall 68.9m.
The only men among the top 10 were soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo (82.3 million followers) and Dwayne Johnson (71 million followers).
Number two: Gomez beat out bestie Taylor Swift, who has 93.6 million followers
Gomez also had eight of the 10 most popular celebrity photos and seven of the top 10 celebrity videos.
Her most popular picture, with 5.2 million likes, is an ad for Coke. It shows the singer in a red dress, her lips around a red-striped straw in a bottle she holds with long red fingernails.
Other popular snaps show her performing onstage and posing with a fan. Ronaldo posted the other two photos on the list: both of him with the Euro 2016 trophy.
Much loved: Kylie Jenner, who is known for posting sexy images, has 79.5m followers
She's big on Instagram too: Kendall Jenner, seen here at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris on Wednesday, has 68.9m followers
Gomez's top video, with 20.1 million views, shows her dancing and singing with a young fan.
Swift, Kim Kardashian and soccer star Leo Messi claimed the other three spots on the list of top celebrity videos. Swift's video is of her cat. Kardashian's and Messi's are of their children.
Apart from the celebrity stats, the site also said that Disney and Universal theme parks were the most popular places among its 500 million active users over the past year. Other oft-Instagrammed spots include New York's Times Square and Central Park and the Eiffel Tower and Louvre museum in Paris.
The site said the most popular emoji in 2016 was the heart and the top hashtag was #love.
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