Selena Gomez Dominates Instagram's Most-Liked Posts, Videos of 2016

Eric Ray Davidson
Selena Gomez

The singer continues to top Instagram's list of most-followed celebrities with 105 million followers.

Selena Gomez continued her reign as the queen of Instagram in 2016. 

The Facebook-owned photo and video app has released its year-end lists and Gomez tops many of them. The singer continues to be the most-followed celebrity on the platform, with 105 million followers. That's an addition of more than 50 million followers in 2016, making her the celebrity who gained the most followers during the year. 

Gomez also has eight of the top 10 most-liked celebrity posts in 2016. The No. 1 most-liked post of the year was an image she published of herself drinking a bottle of Coke. The only other celebrity who broke into the top 10 most-liked photos was soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. 

 

A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on

A video that Gomez posted of herself dancing with a fan during her Revival tour is also the most-liked celebrity video of 2016. It currently has 4.6 million likes and nearly 21 million views. Gomez has seven of the top 10 most-liked videos. Lionel Messi, Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian each have one video in the top 10. 

 

A video posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on

Instagram also released data around the celebrities who were most prolific on Stories — its new feature for posting a string of photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours — during the year. Demi Lovato has created more Stories than any other celebrity since the feature was introduced in August, followed by Katy Perry, LeBron James, Kevin Hart and David Beckham. 

Meanwhile, the most-Instagrammed awards shows in 2016 were the Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes. 

In non-celebrity trends, the most-used Instagram filter of the year was Clarendon and the most-used emoji was the red heart. 

The most-Instagrammed location was a Disney theme park and the most-Instagrammed day was Halloween. 

Here is a selection of the 2016 top lists: 

Most-Followed Celebrities
1. Selena Gomez – 105 million
2. Taylor Swift – 94.9 million 
3. Ariana Grande – 91.8 million
4. Beyonce – 90.2 million
5. Kim Kardashian – 89.1 million
6. Cristiano Ronaldo – 84.6 million
7. Kylie Jenner – 81.3 million
8. Dwayne Johnson – 72.9 million
9. Nicki Minaj – 70.5 million
10. Kendall Jenner – 70.6 million

Celebrities Who Gained the Most Followers
1. Selena Gomez – 50 million-plus
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 42 million-plus
3. Ariana Grande – 40 million-plus
4. Taylor Swift – 38 million-plus
5. Beyonce – 37 million-plus
6. Kylie Jenner – 36 million-plus
7. Kim Kardashian – 36 million-plus
8. Dwayne Johnson – 35 million-plus
9. Nicki Minaj – 29 million-plus
10. Lionel Messi – 29 million-plus

Top Instagram Stories Producers
1. Demi Lovato
2. Katy Perry
3. LeBron James
4. Kevin Hart
5. David Beckham

Most-Used Instagram Filters
1. Clarendon
2. Gingham
3. Juno
4. Lark
5. Moon

Most-Instagrammed Locations
1. Disney Theme Parks, global
2. Universal Studios Theme Parks, global
3. Central Park, New York City
4. Times Square, New York City
5. Eiffel Tower, Paris
6. Louvre Museum, Paris
7. Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas
8. Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles
9. Brooklyn Bridge, New York City
10. VDNKh, Moscow

Most-Instagrammed Days
1. Halloween, 10/31
2. Sept. 11 15th Anniversary, 9/11
3. Euro Cup Final, 7/10
4. United States Election, 11/6
5. Olympics, 8/14
6. Father's Day, 6/19
7. Paris Fashion Week, 10/1
8. Mother's Day, 5/8
9. New Year's Day, 1/1
10. Easter Sunday, 3/27

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