Tuesday 20 March 2018

Instagram's most popular accounts - in pictures

10. National Geographic
National Geographic's Instagram account, which features stunning photography from its staff around the world, has almost 61m followers.
10. National Geographic National Geographic's Instagram account, which features stunning photography from its staff around the world, has almost 61m followers.
9. Kendall Jenner With 66.8m followers, Kendall Jenner - yet another of the Kardashian crew - is the ninth most popular Instagrammer. She also boasts the Instagram photo with the most ever likes. Although she found fame arguing about handbags with other Kardashians, she is now a fashion model and part of a growing trend of models using social media to gain notoriety.
8. Nicki Minaj Sneaking into the top 10, Nicki Minaj has 67.7m followers. The rapper, singer-songwriter and actress is known for her colourful costumes and wigs. In April 2013, she became the most-charted female rapper in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.
7. Kylie Jenner Kylie Jenner is another of the many Keeping Up with The Kardashians stars to make the top ten, with 76.1m followers. The model regularly made headlines for posting selfies and pouting.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the only man in the top 10 Instagrammers list after Justin Bieber deleted his account. He has 78.7m followers, whom he treats to pictures of him training, playing and hanging out with his son, Cristiano Junior.
5. Kim Kardashian With more than 84.5m followers, Kim Kardashian is the most followed of the Kardashian family. Having achieved notice as a friend of Paris Hilton, Kim became famous largely because of a leaked sex tape made with a former boyfriend, which led to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality show. She is now a fashion designer, entrepeneur, model and wife of rap star Kanye West.
4. Ariana Grande The fourth most followed Instagram account is owned by Ariana Grande (85.7m followers) who began her career on Broadway before acting in a show on Nickelodeon which subsequently launched her music career. She sang in London's Victoria's Secret fashion show in 2014, in which she was also hit on the head by a lingerie model's angel wings.
3. Beyonce Knowles The platinum selling recording artist Beyonce Knowles is the third most popular Instagram account with more than 85.9m followers. The star's career has seen her sell millions of albums and win 17 Grammy Awards. Her attempt to become a success in film saw her star in Austin Powers and The Pink Panther. She now focuses primarily on her music.
2. Taylor Swift With more than 91.9m followers, US popstar Taylor Swift is the second most followed person on Instagram. Having started her career in country music, she crossed over to pop in 2008 with the launch of her album Fearless. She is now one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums and 130 million single downloads.
1. Selena Gomez US popstar and Disney Channel actor Selena Gomez is the most popular instagrammer with more than 101m followers. Famous for something other than selfies, Gomez's followers are regularly updated on her single life following her breakup with Justin Bieber, as well as her various fashion shoots.

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