Charli D’Amelio, the most popular teen on TikTok, has hit 100 million followers. She’s the first-ever creator on the platform to reach the milestone.
The 16-year-old celebrated by taking to Instagram live, saying she doesn’t know how to react. She also posted several TikToks to celebrate, naturally.
Few celebrities and influencers have broken the 100 million benchmark on other social platforms, like Instagram. For reference, Beyonce has 155 million followers on Instagram, Gigi Hadid has 60 million, and Rihanna has 87 million.
D’Amelio’s path to 100 million followers hit a bump in the road last week, when she and her family got backlash for their behavior in a YouTube video. She lost nearly a million followers, but bounced back over the weekend.
D’Amelio first joined the platform in 2019, and began posting dance trend videos. A TikTok she posted of herself recreating fellow dancer Jalaiah Harmon’s “Renegade” choreography subsequently made D’Amelio more famous, and catapulted her into the spotlight.
What followed is a series of high profile business deals and career moves that solidified her visibility and success. Earlier this year, D’Amelio and her entire family signed with a management company, which spawned a series of big features (a Super Bowl, for one), her own Dunkin drink, a Morphe 2 makeup line with her sister Dixie, and a duo podcast of their own.
According to Forbes, D’Amelio has earned over $4 million so far in 2020. However she’s the second highest TikTok earner behind Rae, who it estimates to have earned $5 million.