The Top 10 Most-Followed Celebrities on Instagram in 2016

In Hollywood, 70 million followers is practically nothing.

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While 2016 has been a, well, interesting year overall, it's been a great year for social media. And now that the year is (finally) wrapping up, Instagram has crunched the numbers about how often you scrolled through the app to like and follow your favorite celebs. It turns out female pop stars dominated the list of most-followed celebrities in 2016, but you might be surprised about which guys made the list. Check out the top 10 most followed celebrities of the year.

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1. Selena Gomez: 103 million followers

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Despite her fairly rough year, plus opening up about her struggle with depression and anxiety, Selena still continues to maintain an insanely devoted fan base. The singer tops off the most followed list with a whopping 103 million followers and is the most followed person on Instagram.

2. Taylor Swift: 93.9 million followers

Looking up videos of kittens hugging each other, probably.

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Taylor Swift also had an eventful year full of new loves, breakups, and secretly recorded phone calls, which lead the star to go off the Instagram grid for most of the summer. But the singer returned in full force for Halloween and most recently for Thanksgiving. T-Swift follows her bestie Selena, on Insta and on this list, and comes in second place for the most followed person this year.

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3. Ariana Grande: 90.2 million followers

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Coming in at number three is the tiny but strong-voiced "Side to Side" singer, Ariana Grande. The 23-year-old is known to post pictures of her grandmother, current boyfriends, and even pal Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits. Basically, she is all of us.

4. Beyoncé: 89.2 million followers

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No captions necessary. Like, ever.

5. Kim Kardashian: 87.8 million followers

This guy is always in my shot!

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Kim hasn't posted an Insta since her robbery this October, but her numbers continue to grow. Here's hoping her life will go back to normal soon, and that "normal" will include lots of selfies.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo: 82.3 million followers

✌️👌 g night😜

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Leave it this guy to break up Instagram's list of ladies. The soccer star comes in at number six for the most followed people on the social network, and with a mixture of cute posts with his son, winning trophies, random celebrities, and of course, himself shirtless, it's no surprise that Ronaldo is the most followed guy on Instagram.

7. Kylie Jenner: 79.5 million followers

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Though we don't have Kim on Insta at the moment, we'll always have Kylie—and all her envy-inducing (ab) poses to entertain us and keep us following.

8. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: 71 million followers

Many of you know the story of strong lil' Tater who's wish it was to meet me. Been sitting on this post for a few days now, 'cause I wasn't sure how to express it.. but here goes. We go thru life and work hard, enjoy some successes, learn from our mistakes, provide for and protect our families - as a man there's some things I'm 100% certain of. Those are things I/we can control. Then there's some things, as much as it pains me, we just can't. I don't know why this lil' 7yr old boy was chosen to battle cancer. Fighting it hard core daily. Was it so his fight could inspire everyone around him? Was it ensure we would wake up everyday with a greater gratitude for life and hug our loved ones that much stronger? I believe everything happens for a reason - but sometimes it requires us to have faith to look deeper to know what they are. A few days ago Lil' Tater passed on, earned his angel wings and is no longer in pain. Our strength and love go out to Tater's mom, dad and sisters whom I had the privilege of spending time with on our set of Baywatch. As a dad, I'd do anything to put a smile on my girl's faces and Tater's mom and dad did everything they could to make this little boy smile. He sure did and it was beautiful. And we all smiled with him. We can't control what's around the corner, but we can ALWAYS control our effort and how we choose to LIVE and LOVE in this unpredictable, crazy and amazing thing we call life. Effort is our choice. #LiveLikeTater (after writing this post I'm counting my blessings and motivated to be productive today and run thru a wall like a maniac. Which would DEFINITELY make Tater laugh😂🙏🏾).

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People magazine's sexiest man alive takes the number eight spot, adding another good-looking guy to Instagram's female-dominated list. The actor—who is often portrayed as the most macho of macho men—shows a much softer side on his Instagram profile with photos of his dogs, his family, his work with charities, his celebrity friends from Kevin Hart to Lin-Manuel Miranda, and lots of inspirational captions.

9. Nicki Minaj: 69 million followers

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Don't dismiss Queen Nicki Minaj. The rapper and frequent Ariana Grande collaborator has nearly 70 million followers with posts ranging from sexy photoshoots to hilarious memes and pretty much everything in between.

10. Kendall Jenner: 68.9 million followers

her her her her

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With almost 70 million followers, Victoria's Secret wings, and several other massive ad campaigns, Kendall is simply living up to her supermodel lifestyle. Even with a brief disappearance from Instagram this year, the 21-year-old model's following still grew.

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