Los Angeles, CA — To date, mobile photo-sharing app, Instagram, has approximately 500 million daily active users. With a staggering figure such as half a billion, it’s nothing short of supernatural to be amongst the 50 accounts that top the list with the most followers.
Out of the top 50 most-followed accounts on Instagram, 18 of them belong to musicians. Out of those 18 musicians, 16 of them your ears immediately recognize upon hearing — Selena Gomez, Adele, Ariana Grande, Drake, Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Shakira, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry. Of course, by now you’re saying: “Yes Willie, those 16 we know, but you said 18 musicians so.. who are the other 2?” The answer to that is: Maluma and Shawn Mendes.
Rank #46 — MALUMA (30 Million Followers)
Hailing out of Colombia, Juan Luis Londoño Arias, better known as Maluma, is a singer and songwriter, presently signed to Sony Music Colombia and Sony Latin. Some of Maluma’s top songs include “Felices Los 4“, “Corazón” and “GPS” feat. French Montana. Maluma is the 46th most-followed person in the world on Instagram with 30.6 million followers.
Rank #50 — Shawn Mendes (28 Million Followers)
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian songwriter and singer. He began attracting a following in 2013 when he started posting song covers on the video-sharing app Vine. His top songs include “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back“, “Treat You Better” and “Stitches“. Mendes is the 50th most-followed person in the world on Instagram with 28.2 million followers.