Top 50 TikTok Creators To Start Following Now
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Top TikTok Creators Are Igniting The New “It” App
TikTok (previously branded as Musical.ly) is breaking growth records as the leading channel of binge-worthy, short-form video content and shows no signs of slowing down. In September of 2018, TikTok was the most downloaded social media app in the United States, quickly generating user growth comparable to top social platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
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TikTok currently has over 500 million users and is the separate international entity of China’s app Douyin, owned by ByteDance. TikTok has officially filled the holes in Viners’ hearts, but time will tell if it will incur the same fate as the extinct platform. Similar to Vine, TikTok’s unique medium supports a niche environment of TikTok creators who have skyrocketed to fame through their innovative and entertaining content.
50 Most Popular TikTok Creators Reach Nearly Half A Billion Followers
As the distinctive app rises in popularity and inches closer to Instagram, brands are eyeing TikTok creators as an opportunity to amplify their influencer marketing campaigns and cross-promote through the vast networks influencers have built. TikTok is already causing a paradigm shift within its app—users ingest paid content that's relevant and important to both the platform's audience and brands sponsoring the content.
We've compiled the 50 most-followed TikTok creators on the emerging platform. In total, the high-profile group of TikTok influencers has already garnered more than 442.8 million followers (over 100 million more than the U.S. population, and roughly 7.2% of the world’s total population, not including China).
1. @lisaandlena - 32.4M fans
Identical twins from Germany, Lisa and Lena Mantler have become social media stars at only 16 years old. While popular for their TikTok videos, they also have over 14 million Instagram followers. In addition to being TikTok influencers, the twins formerly modeled and have their own clothing line.
2. @lorengray - 30.1M fans
Loren Gray is an online celebrity, musician, dancer, and actress, with millions of followers on several social media platforms. In November 2018, she released a new song called ‘Kick You Out’ on YouTube that received over 1.6 million views in four days.
3. @babyariel - 29.3M fans
Ariel Rebecca Martin, known online as “Baby Ariel”, is an 18-year-old social media personality, actress, and vocalist best known for her TikTok videos. Time magazine named her one of the most influential people on the internet, and Forbes tabbed her a top entertainment influencer in 2017. Baby Ariel is one of the most buzzed about TikTok creators on the platform.
4. @kristenhancher - 21.5M fans
Boasting 5 million Instagram followers, Kristen Hancher has generated social media fame through her makeup tutorials, comedy videos, and lip sync videos, including one alongside Nicki Minaj. She also appeared in a few Brat web series.
5. @jacobsartorius - 19.9M fans
Born in Oklahoma, 16 year old Rolf Jacob Sartorius is a singer and online personality, who turned to social media as an escape from bullying. Beginning in 2015, he rose to TikTok fame and released his single “Sweatshirt” that made an appearance on the Hot 100 charts.
6. @flighthouse - 18M fans
Lead by 19-year-old Jacob Pace and acquired by Create Music Group, Flighthouse shares trending songs and remixes and features emerging TikTok stars. Flighthouse aims to become a modern “MTV.”
7. @camerondallas - 17.8M fans
Best known for his Vine and YouTube videos, Cameron Alexander Dallas has also reached fame as a TikTok influencer. His social media popularity has earned him film roles along with his own reality show on Netflix.
8. @jojosiwa - 17.4M fans
15 year old dancer, singer, and actress Jojo Siwa first entered the scene on the infamous reality show “Dance Moms.” She posts daily vlogs on YouTube and is known best for her singles "Boomerang" and "Kid in a Candy Store."
9. @gilmhercroes - 17.3M fans
Gilmher Croes is an Aruban social media star known for his short, sweet, and funny lip sync videos. He shares a popular YouTube channel with his brother called “CroesBros”. He also models and acts, and was dubbed Aruba’s Social Media Star of 2015.
10. @jaydencroes - 15.1M fans
Slightly less popular than his brother Gilmher, Jayden Croes has still generated quite the following with his comedic TikTok videos. He plays multiple comedic characters across TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram.
11. @dobretwins - 14.6M fans
Lucas and Marcus Dobre-Mofid, known as The Dobre Twins, rose to fame on Vine and later branched out to YouTube and TikTok. The dancers produce skits, pranks, and vlogs, plus their popular lip sync videos.
12. @zachking - 14M fans
Zachary King is yet another TikTok star who got his start on Vine. He is most famous for his digital magic tricks and won YouTube’s NextUp Creators contest in 2013. He has over 3 million followers on YouTube, and many more on TikTok, all focused on what he calls “digital sleight of hand.”
13. @lizzza - 13.9M fans
Influencer Liza Koshy got her start on Vine posting short, comedic videos. She moved to YouTube when the platform closed, even interviewing former President Barack Obama. She is still most famous on YouTube, with her two channels garnering over 20 million subscribers.
14. @savvsoutas -13.8M fans
Savannah Soutas (now LaBrant) and her young daughter Everleigh reached TikTok and Instagram fame, more recently branching out to YouTube after her marriage to a fellow Musical.ly star. In addition to her nearly 14 million TikTok fans, she has 3.8 million followers on Instagram.
15. @annieleblanc - 13.7M fans
Julianna Grace "Annie" LeBlanc, age 14, has been featured in YouTube videos since she was only 4. The singer, actress, and former gymnast stars in “Chicken Girls” on YouTube and the Bratayley vlog since 2010.
16. @mackenzieziegler - 12.3M fans
Mackenzie Frances Ziegler, age 14, originally appeared on Dance Moms. In addition to dancing, she sings, acts, and models. She has released two albums and toured with singer Johnny Orlando, plus made appearances on several TV shows including Dancing with the Stars. Her TikTok account often showcases her eye-catching dance moves.
17. @laurengodwin - 12.2M fans
Lauren Godwin, of Houston, Texas, is an influencer most well-known for her goofy TikTok videos. She also has a popular YouTube channel under the same name. In 2016, she was nominated for Muser of the Year at the Shorty Awards.
18. @rebeccazamolo - 10.8M fans
An entrepreneur and digital content creator, Rebecca Zamolo has over 17 million followers on YouTube, where she shares a vlog with her husband. Most of her TikTok videos are centered around comedy. She also uses her humor and creativity to address serious topics, as seen in her documentary, “Inside/Out: My Battle with IBD.”
19. @caseysimpson - 7.7M fans
Casey Simpson is an actor and internet star best known for his starring role on the Nickelodeon series “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.” He earned a nomination for a Kids Choice Award in 2016 and 2017. His silly lip sync videos on TikTok are particularly appealing to a young audience.
20. @missjaydenb - 7.4M fans
Jayden Bartels is an actress, dancer, and model with appearances on numerous TV shows. She toured with Mackenzie Ziegler and Johnny Orlando, and released her first song “Can’t Help Me Now” in July of last year. Her TikTok videos often feature her dancing talent.
21. @ameliagething - 6.7M fans
Amelia Gething is a model and social media influencer known best for her comedy sketches on YouTube. She first arrived on the social media scene in 2015 and has since reached fame on several platforms. In 2017, she also collaborated on a duet with TikTok twins, Lisa and Lena.
22. @cash.baker - 6.7M fans
Cash Baker is a young online star known for his fandubs and lip sync videos. He released a song called “The Way You Move” with his brother Maverick in 2018. His videos often include his siblings and are set outdoors. He also doubles as a motocross athlete.
23. @jakepaul - 6.5M fans
Jake Paul’s fame has taken him all over the map. As a widely popular (and sometimes controversial) creator, his off-the-wall humor earned him a starring role in a Disney comedy series and an invitation to the White House. His song “It’s Everyday Bro” made it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His TikTok videos, like most of his work, are comedic and light.
24. @tylerbrown - 6.4M fans
After an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Tyler Brown quickly rose to social media stardom. He gained the most traction online in the middle of 2015, and his Instagram features photos of his day to day life, reeling in 1.7 million followers.
25. @maverickbaker - 6.4M fans
Maverick Baker sings alongside his brother, Cash, in their musical duo Cash and Maverick. His TikTok videos frequently show him and his brother lip-syncing in outdoor and urban settings. Their “I Love This Life” video was particularly popular.
26. @twinmelody - 6.3M fans
Identical twins Aitana and Paula are best known for their "Juju on Dat Beat" dance video, which has exceeded 30 million views on YouTube. On both YouTube and TikTok, the twins share synchronized choreography videos, covering popular songs.
27. @carsonlueders - 6.1M fans
Carson Lueders is a singer-songwriter and actor. He has used his YouTube and TikTok accounts to promote his music, accumulating over a million YouTube subscribers through his popular cover songs and original music.
28. @maxandharveyofficial - 5.9M fans
Identical twins Harvey Kitt Mills and Max Luca Mills began singing at the age of 8. They joined Musical.ly in 2016, lip-syncing to music by several popular artists before moving on to create their own material. They have since released several singles and star in a TV show called “Fear of Missing Out.”
29. @officalsalicerose - 5.9M fans
Salice Rose is a social media personality best known for her online coming out story on YouTube. Her video content is often based on her experiences and travels, but she has also developed a sizable TikTok following through her dancing hobby and skilled comedic timing.
30. @dominictoliver - 5.9M fans
Hailing from Houston, Texas, Dominic Toliver has been creating short-form online comedy for years. Starting out on Vine, he later gained traction on TikTok and YouTube. His style combines original lyrics, popular music, and humor.
31. @real.ona - 5.6M fans
Hailey Orona first came on the scene in 2015, originally gaining interest on Instagram. In addition to selfies, she posts dancing vignettes and lip sync videos on TikTok. In 2018, she also joined several other social media stars on the Boys of Summer Tour.
32. @jasoncoffee - 5.6M fans
33. @jelinuh - 5.3M fans
A self-taught dancer and social star, Jelinuh first joined Musical.ly in July 2015. She has over 100,000 followers on Instagram, posting photos of her daily life and adventures. On TikTok, she frequently posts dance videos and comedy shorts.
34. @rybkatwinsofficial - 5.2M fans
Teagan and Sam Rybka are twin acrobats and dancers who once competed on “Australia’s Got Talent.” More recently, they’ve become online sensations with their gymnastics and contortionist act on YouTube and TikTok.
35. @zoelaverne - 5.3M fans
Zoe Laverne, a popular TikTok influencer, posts lip sync videos common on the platform. To build more connection with her fans, she also answers fan questions in her videos. She earned the TikTok verification crown in early 2017.
36. @weeklychris - 4.8M fans
Christian Collins is an online celebrity and entertainer, with previous experience as an actor and musician. He first attracted a crowd on Vine, later expanding to YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and even Snapchat.
37. @sig - 4.7M fans
15-year-old Signa O’Keefe is a powerful influencer on a few platforms. She has over 700,000 Instagram followers and started out on TikTok when it was still called Musical.ly.
38. @olivermoy - 4.3M fans
Oliver Moy is known for lip-syncing to pop music, sometimes collaborating with other TikTok stars. He’s also risen to fame on YouTube and Instagram where he highlights his affinity for KPop and other entertainment content.
39. @amaraquelinda - 4.3M fans
Colombian vlogger Amara Que Linda has over 6 million subscribers on YouTube, completing online challenges and sharing her personal life. Her TikTok account revolves around humorous lip syncing to popular Latin American music.
40. @ourfire - 4.1M fans
A brand created by couple Sharla Mae and Chris Kerr, Our Fire has grown in popularity on both TikTok and YouTube after the duo met on Tinder. They’ve since earned badges on TikTok in several categories.
41. @amandacerny - 4.1M fans
42. @lani.baker - 4.1M fans
American model and blogger Lani Baker got her start on NBC’s Deal or No Deal. Her Instagram account, @heyitslanilynn, has over 350,000 followers. She’s the older sister of TikTok stars Maverick and Cash Baker and is arguably just as funny as they are.
43. @brooklynandbailey - 4M fans
Identical twins Brooklyn and Bailey arrived on YouTube as models for their mom’s hairstyle tutorials. They’ve since become social media stars in their own right, making it onto Forbes List of Top Kid Influencers in 2017.
44. @sebastianbails - 3.9M fans
Sebastian Bails is a vlogger and content creator on YouTube and TikTok. He’s most well-known for his comedy videos, frequently portraying multiple characters in costume.
45. @antonielokhorst - 3.5M fans
A fitness expert and online coach from the Netherlands, Antonie Lokhorst has explored a unique side of TikTok. In place of lip sync videos, he publishes workout videos and showcases his exercise routines.
46. @chloeroseofcl - 3.2M fans
Chloe Rose, a singer and internet sensation, has earned a modest following on YouTube featuring her song covers. She frequently collaborates with other social stars, including IndigoJael and Lisa and Lena Mantler.
47. @ignaciaa_antonia - 3.6M fans
Ignacia Hernandez is a social media star from Chile. She has over 1 million Instagram followers and has captivated viewers with her lip sync videos on TikTok.
48. @jesseunderhill - 3M fans
Jesse Hernandez Underhill started his social media career in 2013, at one point ranking 15th on the Musical.ly leaderboard. His YouTube channel features challenges and pranks, as well as collaborations with other creators like Oliver Moy.
49. @joshrichardzz - 2.9M fans
Josh Richards is an actor, model, and TikTok star best known for his role in feature film “Brother’s Keeper." His TikTok videos feature comedic and trend content.
50. @aarondoh - 2.8M fans
Like many TikTok influencers, Aaron Doh draws an audience through humor and off-the-wall antics. He started as a creator on Vine, but has reached even greater fame on TikTok.
February 15, 2019 By Mediakix Team