The Top 10 Most-Followed Celebrities on Instagram in 2017

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The year 2017 is still young, but a few months in Instagram Time can feel like eons (so many selfies, so little time). Whether they have the most compelling feeds or just the most loyal fandoms, the celebrities with the biggest Instagram followings say a lot about the year in pop culture so far—whose feeds we're thirsty to scroll though for endless glam shots and what makes us hit that "like" button. Below, find out which stars have the most popular accounts of the year—from those who are still holding down the top spots to those who are new to the list this year.

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1. Selena Gomez: 117 million followers

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For a young star who has historically had a difficult past with social media—taking hiatuses for mental health reasons—Selena Gomez has maintained the most loyal stream of followers on Instagram, topping the list again this year. Whether it's the rare romantic selfie with new flame Abel Tesfaye AKA The Weeknd or a photo of her snacking on pizza post-performance, she's giving her fans adorable sneak peeks into her private life.

2. Ariana Grande: 103 million followers

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Grande recently embarked on the first leg of her Dangerous Woman tour, where fans who didn't manage to snag tickets are still getting a behind-the-scenes look at her performance outfits and choice selfies in between stops.

3. Taylor Swift: 100 million followers

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She's being keeping a pretty low-profile this year since she's hunkered down in Nashville to work on her latest album, but she's still going strong on social media in 2017, breaking 100 million Instagram followers who are eagerly awaiting a new crop of songs.

4. Beyoncé: 99.7 million followers

Her Mother Mary-inspired pregnancy shoot threatened to break the internet when she first revealed she was pregnant with twins, and she's still baiting us with fashion shots and glimpses of her anniversary tour with hubby Jay Z.

5. Kim Kardashian: 98.1 million followers

Come and meet me in the bathroom staaaaallllll 📸 @mertalas

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These days, among the usual glam shots, she's posting plenty of #throwback photos of the Kardashian clan and sharing sweet photos of her family time with Kanye, Saint, and North West.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo: 97.8 million followers


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Hideous new statue aside, Ronaldo's had a pretty solid year (so far) of action shots, chiseled shirtless portraits, and "get you a guy who can do both" suit and tie poses: the bread and butter. And it's payed off: he's still the number 1 most followed guy on Instagram, and the sixth most popular account overall.

7. Kylie Jenner: 91.8 million followers

In another world 💫

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It's been a great year for Kylie, if her new reality show is any indication and she never lets the public down with a revolving lineup of colorful wigs and beauty looks to obsess over.

8. Justin Bieber: 84.5 million followers

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From his hugging campaign to his esoteric captions, the mystery that is Justin Bieber just keeps evolving, and people can't stop tuning in. This year, the pop star crept up into the top 10 Instagram list, beating out "The Rock" and former flame Kendall Jenner in followers for the #8 slot.

9. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: 83.4 million followers

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Last year, "The Rock" was one of People's sexiest men alive and the actor is keeping up the the positive publicity for his upcoming role in the upcoming Disney launch Jungle Cruise and the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise: The Fate of the Furious.

10. Kendall Jenner: 78.7 million followers

better talk nice

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The model-of-the-moment is on the up-and-up, and with several ad campaigns and magazine shoots under her belt (and many more to come) we're sure this whole Pepsi fiasco will blow over fast.

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