Music has this beautiful ability to transcend borders and in the digital age musicians around the world have had a global following even before the advent of social media. Now, with social platforms and the proliferation of the internet, musicians know new levels of fan following and popularity. In this article, we list the top 10 most popular music influencers on Instagram.
Ariana Grande – 166 Million
The young Popstar has the second-highest overall followers on Instagram. Her latest single “Thank U, Next,” and endless romantic drama with Pete Davidson constantly keeps her fans glued to her Instagram account.
The 26-year-old sitcom star turned singing phenomena has been nominated for 6 Grammy awards, has won the Artist of the Year award in 2016, has secured 3 American Music Awards and has Two MTV Music Video Awards to her name. Her first album was released in 2013 under the name “Your Truly”. The album achieved the emerging pop star roaring success and currently Ariana Grande has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Selena Gomez — 159 Million
The American songwriter, singer, and actress is one of the most followed musicians on Instagram. The 27-year-old claimed fame through her performance in various Disney Channel TV shows, after which she achieved multiple gold-certified albums with her band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which included the hit “Kiss & Tell (2009)”.
In 2013 the young pop star started her solo career and released her album “Star Dance” and the song “Come and Get It” reached the top ten of the billboard hot 100 List. She released her second solo album in 2015 which was #1 on the Billboard 200 List. The singer is well known for her infamous romantic relationship with singer Justin Beiber and as of 2019 is estimated to have a net worth of $60 million.
Beyonce – 134 Million
With over 134 million followers on Instagram, Beyonce is one of the most popular musical artists on the social media platform. Fun fact, she doesn’t follow anyone back, including her just as famous husband Jay-Z. The artist posts a wide variety of content on her channel from fashion and music clips to candid family photos. The American born singer crept to stardom in the late 1990s when she played as the lead singer of Destiny Child, one of the all-time best selling girl-bands. She recorded her first solo album in 2003 by the name of “Dangerously in Love” and since then become one of the best selling artists in the world. Forbes estimates her current net worth to be around $400 million.
Taylor Swift — 122 Million
The 29-year-old American songwriter is known all across the world for her narrative songs about her personal life. The American songwriter has received countless and widespread media acclaim for her songs. She released her debut album in 2006, which was also the longest-charting album of the 2000s in the United States. Over the years the talented artist rose to fame and today she has sold over 50 million albums across the world and 150 million singles. She has also won several awards including ten Grammy Awards and one Emmy. Currently, her net worth is estimated to be around $360 million.
Justin Bieber – 121 Million
The Canadian songwriter and singer rose to fame at the early age of 13 when talent manager Scooter Braun watched one of his videos on Youtube. In 2009 Bieber released EP, My World, his debut album, which became certified platinum across the US. Since then the young artist released a number of chart-topping songs, including “Baby” in 2010 which sold over 12 million units. The celebrity singer has currently sold over 150 million records and has won a number of awards throughout his career. The 25-year-old currently has an estimated net worth which sits just a bit shy of $266 million.
Nicki Minaj – 107 Million
Nicki Minaj is one of the most controversial Instagram celebrities on this list. Her social media accounts frequently make waves across the globe due to issues ranging from feuds with fellow musicians such as Cardi B to other crazy and wacky posts. The Hip-hop artist climbed to fame with her tracks “Super Bass”, “Anaconda” and “Starships”. She has achieved various feats and is the first female singer to have 7 singles at the same time on the Billboard 100 charts. The musical prodigy has made massive progress since the launch of her first album ‘Pink Friday’ and currently has a net worth of $85 million.
Jennifer Lopez – 104 Million
Jennifer Lopez has made waves across the media for her ever-happening personal life. Her three marriages and current dating life have the publics’ attention hooked on her social media accounts. The 50-year-old first gained stardom after starring in the film “Selena” in 1997. The actor then turned towards the music industry and released her first album “On the 6” in 1999 which propelled a new era of Latino pop music in the United States.
Jennifer Lopez was the first woman in history to have both the number one album and film in the same week. The Latino star has many best selling singles and has won a number of awards such as the Billboard Icon Award. She currently has a staggering net worth of over $400 million.
Miley Cyrus – 100 Million
Miley Cyrus was Disney Channel’s sweetheart who caught everybody’s eye’s with her amazing music. The American songwriter and singer has performed in various genres ranging from pop to hip hop. The young singer has frequently sparked a lot of controversy because of her public image. She started her music career with Disney Channel’s hit TV show ‘Hannah Montana’ which allowed the child singer to attain two number-one soundtracks on the US Billboard. Ever since then the young artist has sung several hit singles including “See you again”, “Party in the U.S.A” and “Wrecking Ball”. As of 2019 she has sold over fifty-five million singles, twenty million albums and has a net worth of $160 million.
Katy Perry – 86.2 Million
Katy Perry is by far one of the highest-paid females in the music industry and also one of the most respected and well known. She has frequently made headlines because of her over the top unconventional dressing sense and different affairs with famous celebrities.
The 35-year-old started her career by singing gospel music as a teenager. She released her debut album Katy Hudson in 2001, which wasn’t very successful. However, she rose to fame in 2008 after her second album “One of the Boys” and her singles “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold” took the world by surprise. Katy Perry is one of the best selling musicians of all time and has sold over 125 million singles and 18 million albums, with her current net worth racking up to $330 million.
Demi Lovato – 74.9 Million
One of the many Disney Channel stars turned adult celebrities, Demi Lovato has made frequent waves across media for addiction issues and problems with sobriety. The young singer frequently takes breaks from Instagram because of these issues and therefore her fans are always eager to see her actively engage with them on the platform. The American singer and songwriter has released a total of 6 studio albums all of which placed have placed at the top of the Billboard 200. The pop-rock and R&B artist has won numerous awards in the span of her career randing from the MTV Video Music Award to five People’s Choice Awards. She was listed as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2007 and currently has a net worth of $33 million.
That is it for our list of the top 10 most influential music artists on Instagram. So, who is your favorite? Let us know by commenting below!