Social media has become so popular that it has the power to turn ordinary people into full-fledged internet celebrities. This has happened to many people whose personalities and content resonate with many social media users. These people are known as content creators or social influencers and they have definitely taken social media by storm. One of these platforms that is home to many popular content creators is TikTok, which has helped many creators go viral. Different types of content such as dances, trends, advice and general challenges have gone viral on TikTok. People who create this content usually go viral along with it. In the past few years, TikTok has become one of the most used social media platforms, and there are quite a few users who have fully utilized the platform. While there are many popular content creators from TikTok, there are a few elite influencers who have managed to gain more followers than anyone else on the app. Learn more to discover the 10 most popular TikTok stars of 2021 so far.
Michael Lee: 46 million followers
Michael Lee has exploded on TikTok with his dance videos featuring his little brother Jonathan or “Mini Mike”. Michael is better known by his username Just Mico on TikTok. He has collaborated with celebrities like Jason Derulo and has a passion for choreography.
Will Smith: 48.9 million followers
Will Smith is already well-known and legendary for his acting career, which he started at a very young age. But recently, Will Smith has become popular on TikTok for his advice and receiving short films. He even has entire characters and storylines for the content he creates on TikTok.
Dixie D’Amelio: 49.6 million followers
Dixie D’Amelio is the 8th most followed user on TikTok and is the sister of a huge social media star, Charlie. The two created a podcast called “Charlie and Dixie: 2 Chicks” where they discuss current events and their personal lives.
Lauren Gray: 51.6 million followers
Lauren Gray is a singer and online personality who had hopes of becoming a famous singer. He moved from Pennsylvania to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams and has worked with big-time artists such as The Chainsmokers and Jason Derulo. She also has a jewelry line called “&Forever”.
TikTok itself: 51.7 million followers
The app is one of the most followed accounts and is a source for short videos on educational topics, dance and choreography, and makeup and beauty. TikTok has been named as one of the fastest growing apps of 2020.
Spencer Polanco Knight: 51.8 million followers
Known as Spencer X, he is a beatboxer and is known for his smooth video footage featured on his TikTok. He has been featured in the media numerous times as a rising influencer and has collaborated with major artists such as Alicia Keys and Sean Kingston.
Zach King: 57.6 million followers
Jack King is a magician who became famous on TikTok for his magical tips, such as a viral video of him riding a broomstick. He was also the winner of YouTube’s NextUp Creator Content in 2013.
Bella Porch: 58.6 million followers
Bella Porch is famous for her lip syncing TikTok videos and has been going viral since August 2020. Although he is one of the most popular TikTokers, his personal life also has a lot of controversies.
Addison Ray: 77.8 million followers
Addison Rae was a competitive dancer before her TikTok fame and has since partnered with brands like American Eagle as an ambassador. She launched her own beauty line, Item Beauty, and is starring in the remake of Than All That.
Charlie D’Amelio: 109.8 million followers
Dixie D’Amelio’s little sister is TikTok’s number one online celebrity: Charlie D’Amelio. She received her degree after 2020 and is a competitive dancer. One of her most viral videos featured her showing off the renegade dance move. He does voice-over work for animated films and is set to star in a Hulu show featuring his entire family.