25 Celebs Who Slayed the Social Media Game in 2016

Many celebrities, including our girl Selena Gomez, rocked the social media world in 2016. From the most followed to the most liked photos in Instagram history, check out which celebs slayed this year: 

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1. @selenagomez

Selena Gomez 

1. The most followed celebrity in 2016. 

2. Gomez had 8 out of 10 most-liked celebrity posts of 2016. 

3. 7 out of 10 most-liked celebrity videos of 2016 were Selena's. 

4. She's gained the most followers with more than 50 million. 

5. Her famous Coca-Cola followed was her top liked with more than 5.9 million likes. 

6. She is the most-followed music artist. 

7. Selena is the music artist who gained the most followers. 

8. Gomez is the music artist with the most garnered mentions. 

9. The Selenators were the most active on IG in 2016. 

 

2. @jlo

Jennifer Lopez

1. Her post-Latin Grammy selfie was one of her most liked photos, drawing in more than 1 million likes. 

2. Lopez was also one of the music artists that garnered the most mentions on IG. 

3. J.Lo was one of the top most-followed music artists with 53.9 million followers. 

4. She also gained more than 20 million followers. 

 

3. @ddlovato

Demi Lovato 

1. Her "freckles" selfie was her most liked photo with over 1.6 million likes. 

2. Lovato is one of the most-followed music artists with 50.3 million followers. 

3. She gained more than 22 million followers. 

4. "Confident" was one of songs that garnered the most mentions. 

4. @fergie

Fergie

1. Her photo with hubby Josh Duhamel and son Axl was one of her most liked pics with more than 136,000 likes. 

2. Fergie was among the top celebrities that used IG stories the best. 

5. @fifthharmony

Fifth Harmony

1. The chicas' photo at the MTV VMAs was their most liked photo of the year with more than 314,000 likes. 

2. The Harmonizers were among the most active fan armies. 

 

6. @fkatwigs

FKA Twigs

1. This photo of her in nature was her most liked of the year with more than 70,000 likes. 

7. @gerardoortizoficial

Gerardo Ortiz

1. Ortiz's photo during 4th of July was one of his most liked with more than 64,000 likes. 

8. @iambeckyg

Becky G

1. Her photo with her boyfriend Sebastian Lletget was her most liked photo of the year with more than 284,000 likes. 

9. @pitbull

Pitbull 

1. The singer getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with more than 101,000 likes. 

 

10. @ricky_martin

Ricky Martin

1. The singer rocking a speedo was his most liked photo with more than 244,000 likes. 

11. @shakira

Shakira

1. The singer's photo with fellow Colombia Maluma was her most liked photo with more than 828,000 likes. 

 

12. @franciscus

Pope Francis

1. The Pope joined IG in 2016. 

 

13. @evalongoria

Eva Longoria

1. Longoria was one of the celebrities that used IG stories best. 

2. The 41-year-old also used IG to announce their May wedding and her engagement. 

14. @gisele

Gisele Bündchen

1. The supermodel posted a photo of her and Tom Brady to commemorate their seventh anniverary. 

2. Gisele was one of the top models who gained the msot followers with 3.9 million. 

15. @salmahayek

Salma Hayek

1. Hayek engaged in body positivity and showing her natural beauty by posting a selfie with wet hair, no makeup and no filter. 

16. @sofiavergara

Sofia Vergara

1. Vergara took part in showing off her natural beauty on IG by posting a photo of herself on vacation, make-up free. 

2. She is also the queen of #TBT especially with the one she posted of her in the 80's when she lived in Colombia. 

17. @elsapatakyconfidential

Elsa Pataky

1. Elsa gave the world envy when she shared a photo of her and hubby Chris Hemsworth hugging during the sunset in Australia. 

18. @neymarjr

Neymar

1. The soccer star was one of the most-followed athletes on IG. 

2. Neymar's most-liked photo was right after the gold medal he won in the Olympics. 

3. The 24-year-old gained more than 26 million followers. 

4. Neymar was one of the celebrities that did the #runningmanchallenge. 

19. @leomessi

Lionel Messi

1. The athlete was one of the most-followed athletes on Instagram. 

2. His most liked photo was one with huge dog. 

3. Messi's most liked video was of his youngest son walking towards him. It was also the third most liked video on IG this year. 

4. Leo was one of the top athletes that gained the most followers with more than 29 million. 

20. @jamesrodriguez10

James Rodriguez

1. The soccer star was one of the most-followed athletes with 27.2 million followers. 

2. His most liked photo was one of him holding the 2016 UEFA Champions League trophy. 

3. Rodriguez was one of the top athletes that gained the most followers with more than 11 million. 

 

21. @thenikkibella

Nikki Bella

1. The wrestler was one of the most followed U.S. athletes with 5 million followers. 

2. Nikki was also one of the most followed female athlete. 

22. @carmeloanthony

Carmelo Anthony

1. Anthony is one of the most-followed current U.S. athletes on IG with 4.5 million. 

23. @rondarousey

Ronda Rousey

1. The UFC star is the most-followed current female athlete with 8.8 million followers. 

 

24. @thebriebella

Brie Bella

1. The other half of the Bella Twins is one of the most-followed current female athletes with 4.3 million followers. 

25. @lauriehernandez_

Laurie Hernandez

1. The Olympic gymnast is one of the most-followed female athletes with 1.6 million followers.