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Celebrities reign on Instagram, to be sure, but who are the most popular? Below is the definitive ranking of the 20 most popular celebs on the social media behemoth. You'll most likely recognize all of them, except maybe the three soccer stars...

20. Demi Lovato, 20.4 million

19. Kourtney Kardashian, 22 million

18. Leo Messi, 22.3 million

17. The Rock, 23.4 million

16. Rihanna, 24 million

15. Jennifer Lopez, 24.8 million

14. Katy Perry, 25.4 million

13. Cristiano Ronaldo, 26.1 million

12. Miley Cyrus, 26 million

11. Khloé Kardashian, 29.1 million

10. Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, 29.4 million

9. Nicki Minaj, 30.9 million

8. Kylie Jenner, 31.8 million

7. Kendall Jenner, 33.8 million

6. Justin Bieber, 35.6 million

5. Selena Gomez, 40.1 million

4. Ariana Grande, 40.3 million

3. Taylor Swift, 41.4 million

2. Kim Kardashian, 42 million

1. Beyoncé, 42.6 million

Laura Beck

I write on Fox’s THE GREAT NORTH. Before that, I wrote and edited for Cosmopolitan magazine and the Jezebel blog. My writing has also appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, VICE, Marie Claire, McSweeney’s, California Sunday, BUST, Elle, Village Voice, Harper’s Bazaar, LA Weekly, Eater, Fast Company, Mic, Atlas Obscura, and more. I co-host/co-produce a comedy/storytelling show on the first Friday of every month at Stories in LA. I have a degree in Film and TV from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.