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Who Are The Top 5 Most Followed Celebrities On Instagram?

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By Kristin Myers

Social media has paved the way for celebrities to connect with their fans like never before. From athletes to artists and singers to actors, social media has helped fans see a more personal side to their favorite celebs. 

Here's a brief list of the top 5 most popular celebrities on Instagram, their follower count, and where you might know them from! 

#5 - Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift shows off blunt bangs and long blonde hair at the 2021 Brit Awards.
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Taylor Swift is a 31-year-old singer-songwriter who got her start in country music before making her move into pop. She recently recorded and released not one but two highly successful and critically acclaimed indie-folk albums ("folklore" and "evermore") entirely in quarantine. 

Taylor has accumulated over 161 million followers on Instagram

Although the "Lover" crooner deleted her social media profile during her "Reputation" phase back in 2017, she's back showing her "Style" with silly bear costumes, parties with friends, and, of course, her cats

#4 - Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber sings into a microphone while revealing long hair.
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Justin Bieber is a 27-year-old Canadian singer who found international fame with the success of the earworm "Baby" back in 2010. 

Bieber has accumulated over 176 million followers on Instagram

Now married to Hailey Bieber, the "Yummy" singer uses his Instagram to share sexy snaps with his wife and show off his secret basketball skills

#3 - Selena Gomez 

Selena Gomez pouts for the camera while showing off long wavy hair.
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This list wouldn't be complete without Taylor's bestie, Selena Gomez. Also a singer, actress, and producer, the 28-year-old Texas beauty got her start appearing on "Barney & Friends." 

She has gathered more than 233 million followers on her Instagram page after appearing in shows like "The Wizards of Waverly Place" and movies like "Spring Break." 

In addition to posting photos with friends, she also likes to share fun cooking videos to advertise her HBO Max exclusive cooking show, "Selena + Chef." 

#2 - Ariana Grande 

Ariana Grande takse a close-up selfie with a full face of make-up.
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Ariana Grande is a 27-year-old singer and actress from Florida. She has won many awards throughout her career, including 2 Grammy Awards, 1 Brit Award, 2 Billboard Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 9 MTV Video Music Awards, and has broken 22 Guinness World Records.

She has over 240 million followers on Instagram and loves to show off her strong selfie game

Although the "7 Rings" singer was a hit even before "Thank U, Next" became a viral sensation, she recently made headlines when she revealed that she had a surprise wedding with real estate developer Dalton Gomez last month. 

#1 - Cristiano Ronaldo 

A close-up look at Ronaldo kissing a gold medal.
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It might be surprising to learn that the most followed celebrity on Instagram isn't a singer, actor, or personality, but an athlete! 

Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is a 36-year old Portuguese soccer player, who captains the Portugal national team. 

He has a whopping 293 million followers on Instagram and loves to use his page to show off his soccer skills and killer abs

Still not enough social media for one day? Keep scrolling to see why Kim Kardashian was sued for posting a photo of herself on Instagram! 

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