The most followed woman on Instagram is now Ariana Grande.
We live in an age where numbers on social media are everything and Ariana Grande is queen because she is now the most followed woman on Instagram. The “Thank U, next” hitmaker has managed to overtake 26-year-old singer Selena Gomez in the race to gain the most followers on the photo-sharing app, according to a report by Elle.
In an article by BangShowbiz, despite Ariana’s victory, the numbers are still tight, with the 25-year-old star having an exact total of 146,286,173 followers, while the “Bad Liar” singer has only fallen slightly behind with 146,267,801. However, the pair’s impressive totals are still eclipsed by that of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who overtook Selena in October to be the most followed person on Instagram with more than 155 million followers.
According to Billboard, Ariana has gained 13 million more followers on Instagram over the last four months, which coincides with the release of her latest album ‘Thank U, Next’, as well as her split from former fiancé Pete Davidson in October.
Meanwhile, Selena’s numbers have dropped slightly after she took a four-month break from social media from September to January, in the midst of her decision to enter a treatment facility to help with her anxiety and depression.
The “Wolves” singer who seemingly doesn’t care about her numbers on the social media platform reportedly claimed she doesn’t “have the damn app on my phone,” so doesn’t understand how she has so many followers or why people care.
Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, it was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010.