Charli D’Amelio has taken over as TikTok’s biggest star. These are the 40 most popular creators on the viral video app

TikTok is one of the most popular social platforms, particularly among Gen Z.
Some of the most popular creators have millions of followers who watch them lip-sync, dance, and produce comedy skits.
These are the 40 most popular TikTok stars who found fame on the platform.
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The most popular figures on social media platforms like TikTok are well beyond mega-celebrity status in the eyes of their teen fans.These TikTok stars claim millions of followers — many who are of part of Gen Z themselves — and found fame by creating short video clips lip-syncing to soundbites, showing off viral dances, and crafting comedy skits that get shared thousands of times. Even if you’ve never heard of the app, it’s worth getting familiar with. TikTok has more than 1.5 billion all-time downloads, and its popularity and influence only continues to spread.TikTok is both a launchpad for some of the biggest trends on the internet: think Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” which set Billboard chart records in 2019, or TikTok’s homebrewed “Ratatouille” musical, which was formed through collaboration on the app in 2020.However, it’s also proven its worth as a celebrity incubator. In November 2020, 16-year-old Charli D’Amelio became the first TikTok star to hit over 100 million followers, and all of the app’s top stars have follower counts that name in the tens of millions. Now, TikTok stars like D’Amelio or Addison Rae have gone on to secure TV and podcast deals.

Note that this list consists of independent creators who blew up online thanks to TikTok or its predecessor, Musical.ly. The rankings exclude accounts run by companies, and those from users who got famous first through other means — like former Vine stars Cameron Dallas and Zach King, and JoJo Siwa and Mackenzie Ziegler of “Dance Moms” fame.These are the 40 biggest stars on TikTok:

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