Taylor Swift & Kim Kardashian (Unsurprisingly) Lead Instagram’s Most-Followed List

Do you follow these lovely ladies?

In honor of Instagram’s fifth birthday (happy birthday, Instagram!) the social media site has released its first-ever top five most-followed list, and the results are in.

Taylor Swift took home the gold with a whopping 49.6 million, and almost keeping up with her is Kim Kardashian with 48.1 million.

Rounding out the top five are Beyoncé with 47.2 million, Selena Gomez with 45.9 million and finally, Ariana Grande with 44.6 million followers.

So, what’s the key to attract millions of followers, besides being mega-famous? Well, Charles Porch, head of global creative programs at Instagram, told Reuters celebrities on the ‘gram give fans a glimpse into their luxurious lifestyles. “The type of content we see from these people is authentic and often times really fun,” he said.

Not to mention, each of these ladies present a unique and very different style in their accounts that have their own draw. For instance, Taylor loves posing with her cats, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at her 1989 World Tour, and sometimes she even enlists the help of her boyfriend Calvin Harris if she feels like garnering 2.5 million likes on a single photo.

Friendly relations between Scotland and America. @calvinharris

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Since Kim is honorary Queen of Selfies, her second place on the list is really no surprise. And considering the fact that her beauty regime has become somewhat of a world-wide obsession, her constant selfies and behind-the-scenes snaps in the makeup chair give fans their daily Kardashian fix.

  I’m really so proud of our Kardashian Beauty @kbeautyhair hair products!!! I use them everyday & my fave is the dry shampoo!   A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on


Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s pictures take us away to the faraway land of glamorous vacations and family time with Blue Ivy and Jay Z. Whether she’s on the back of a yacht or floating in the water, Bey’s snaps make us feel like we’re forever on a tropical getaway.

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

With the announcement of her new tour, which she made on Instagram, we can expect to see many more people flooding to Selena’s page to see some behind-the-scenes look of her life on the road. If you’re lucky, she’ll even sing for you like in the video below.

A little throw back during warm ups.

A video posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on


Last but not least, there’s the ever-followable Ariana. From her many pictures of cute, fluffy dogs to screenshots from Audrey Hepburn films, to a recent video of Grande getting a smooch from her friend Liz Gillies that is quickly making its way past 600,000 likes and beyond, we’d say there’s always something to double tap over on her page.

my favorite video of all time @lizgillz. (p.s. this was totally posted by accident 🙈🙈😂😂)

A video posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on


What more reasons do you need? Get to following!