Zendaya Earns First No. 1 on Top Actors Social Media Ranking

10:00 AM 8/19/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

The actress/singer launches to the top spot on the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Zendaya vaults to her first No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart (dated Aug. 23) after previously attaining the No. 2 spot for three weeks.

The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart’s methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended Aug. 15.

Additionally, Channing Tatum appears in the chart’s top 10 for the first time (more on that below), while Lucy Hale and Ansel Elgort make strides back into the upper reaches of the ranking.

See the full top 10 below (and for the full 25-position chart, check out the Hollywood Reporter issue dated Aug. 16), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Ansel Elgort

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    Last week: -

  • 9. Priyanka Chopra

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    Last week: 2

  • 8. Lucy Hale

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    Last week: 14

  • 7. Sabrina Carpenter

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    Last week: 8

  • 6. Tom Holland

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    Last week: 4

  • 5. Channing Tatum

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    Last week: -

    For his upcoming new film Logan Lucky, out in theaters Aug. 18, Tatum has been uploading to social media videos and photos from his “Jimmy Logan’s Run” (named for his character in the film, and also riffing on the sci-fi film Logan's Run), a cross-country jaunt meant to “meet some of the people who make this country special.” Some of the latest videos from the trip, broadcast by Tatum on Facebook Live, helped the actor to 738,000 Facebook post likes and 125,000 Facebook comments, according to MVPindex.

  • 4. Shay Mitchell

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    Last week: 6

  • 3. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Dwayne Johnson

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    Last week: 1

  • 1. Zendaya

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    Last week: 7

    The actress reaches No. 1 for the first time following her latest role: alongside Bruno Mars in his new music video for “Versace on the Floor,” gathering 1.2 million Twitter likes (a 40 percent increase) and 81,000 Instagram comments (up 221 percent) as she promoted the clip.

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