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As of press time, Frande holds the title with 146.3 million (146,335,305) followers, edging ahead of her fellow pop star Gomez, who has 146.2 million (146,288,283)

As a result, Ariana Grande made history as the first artist since The Beatles in 1964 to hold the top 3 slots on Billboard’s Hot 100 at the same time. The 25-Year-old also communicates with her army of fans on social media regularly, posting to both Twitter and Instagram multiple times a day.


In, Comparison Selena Gomez has only recently returned to social media after announcing a hiatus in September 2018. At, the time the 26-year-old slated: As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and lie my life present to the moment I have been given. It’s unlikely that Selena Gomez will be concerned by the news that Grande has overtaken her number as the most followed woman in the world on Instagram. In 2018, the singer ranked ahead of Ronaldo as Instagram’s most-followed user but reminded her fans that numbers don’t matter.

However, both women are beaten by Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who took the title as the most- followed person on Instagram back in October 2018 with 155.9 million (155,910,661) followers. For the past few years, Selena Gomez has been one of the most followed celebrities and still is. Back in September 2018, Selena Gomez decided to take a break from social media and focus on her mental health. That same month, Selena Gomez shared on Instagram live how the internet has played a role in her depression and anxiety

Even though Selena Gomez and Arian Grande have an extremely large following on Instagram, there is still one person that holds the top spot. Cristiano Ronaldo has way surpassed Gomez and Grande’s following of 146 million with 155 million followers on Instagram. Baack In October 2018, Ronaldo dethroned Gomez’s title as the most followed celebrity by a few thousand. Since then, the soccer star has garnered an even larger following and continues to receive millions of likes on a single post.