Pop superstar Ariana Grande is now the most-followed woman on Instagram, dethroning Selena Gomez by just over 100,000 followers, according to the data shown on social media statistics website ProfileRat and first pointed out by Billboard.
At the time of publishing, Ariana Grande has a total of 146,422,731 followers, compared to Selena Gomez’s 146,318,657. Billboard reports that Grande’s rise to the top comes after she apparently gained more than 13 million new followers in the last four months. This is attributed to the singer maintaining a constantly active presence on the social platform. In addition, Ariana Grande recently dropped her thank u, next album, further fueling her relevance and current dominance in media.
In comparison, Selena Gomez recently took a break from IG between September to January in order to seek mental health treatment. The singer has since returned but with a minimal output in content.
While both Grande and Gomez boast an impressive amount of followers, neither compare to soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently the most followed user on Instagram with 155,992,337 followers.