As this year comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the Instagram community’s top 2016 music moments.
In 2016 we’ve seen people around the world come to Instagram to connect and share around their biggest milestones. As the end of the year approaches and in celebration of our global community of more than 500 million active users, instagram have taken a closer look at the data behind 2016’s biggest music moments, as they played out on Instagram.
The music world lives on Instagram — five out of Instagram’s top 10 most-followed accounts are music accounts. 2016 has also been a huge year of innovation on Instagram, and music lovers have embraced new tools and features such as Stories and longer Videos, coming to Instagram to connect directly with their favourite artists, as well as to share their passions and collectively experience this year’s most important music events.
Artists who have joined Instagram in 2016
· Kanye West (@kanyewest) – Kanye’s first Instagram post:
· Simon Cowell (@simoncowell) – Simon’s first post:
· Gorillaz (@gorillaz) – First Gorillaz post
A sampling of 2016’s most-liked photos from Instagram’s top followed music accounts
Adele in Vancouver. More than 925k likes.
Adele with James Corden in Carpool Karaoke. More than 915k likes.
Adele in a pool in Denver. More than 870k likes.
Selena Gomez (@selenagomez)
Selena and her famous Coca-Cola photo. More than 5.9 million likes.
Selena stops to visit with a special fan while on tour. Over 4.1 million likes.
Editorial shot from Selena. Over 4 million likes.
Taylor Swift (@taylorswift)
Taylor wishing Selena Gomez a happy birthday.Over 3.2 million likes.
Taylor wishing Blake Lively a happy birthday. Over 2.5 million likes.
Taylor wishing Karlie Kloss a happy birthday. Over 2.4 million likes.
Beyonce and Blue Ivy at the MTV VMAs. Over 2.5 million likes.
Blue Ivy at the VMAs. Over 2.2 million likes.
Beyonce in Houston. Over 1.9 million likes.
Drake congratulating Rihanna at the VMAs. Over 1.5 million likes.
Drake and Eminem. Over 1 million likes.
Drake and Rihanna on stage. Over 932k likes.
Rihanna takes a selfie with her new hair. Over 1.8 million likes.
Rihanna with her dreads. Over 1.5 million likes.
Paparazzi shots of Rihanna. Over 1.4 million likes.
Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj)
Nicki in Las Vegas. Over 1.4 million likes.
Nicki showing a new outfit in a selfie. Over 1.1 million likes.
Nicki in her dressing room. Over 1.1 million likes.
Ariana Grande (@ariangrande)
Ariana debuts her new bangs in a selfie. Over 2.1 million likes.
Ariana smiling in a selfie. Over 2 million likes.
Ariana posing for a picture. Over 2 million likes.
Katy Perry (@katyperry)
Katy announcing new song “Rise.” Over 1 million likes.
Katy riding a bike in France. Over 1 million likes.
Katy skiing. Over 800k likes.
Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus)
Miley Cyrus in Variety. More than 1.4 million likes.
Throwback photo of young Miley. More than 1 million likes.
Miley in “Make America Gay Again” t-shirt. More than 1 million likes.
Jennifer Lopez (@jlo)
Body positive mirror selfie. More than 1.5 million likes.
Jennifer Lopez dressed as Shades of Blue character. More than 1.1 million likes.
Post-Latin Grammys selfie. More than 1 million likes.
Demi Lovato (@ddlovato)
Demi’s “freckles” selfie. Over 1.6 million likes.
Demi in a “Spiritual Gangster” tanktop. Over 1.5 million likes.
Candid black-and-white shot of Demi. Over 1.4 million likes.
Chris Brown (@chrisbrownofficial)
Chris and his daughter, Royalty. Over 790k likes.
Chris’s daughter Royalty with a book. Over 598k likes.
Royalty smiling. Over 585k likes.
Lady Gaga (@ladygaga)
Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez. More than 1 million likes.
Lady Gaga announces she and fiancé Taylor Kinney are taking a break. More than 629k likes.
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Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other.
Lady Gaga adopts new puppy. More than 614k likes.
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I'm proud to announce we added a new member to the #JOANNE family 😇 I haven't named him yet but I call him both cowpig and moopig in the meantime! I chose him last moment because my best friend since I was 4 @booconnor Chef extraordinaire of @thepomeroynyc bought him, we didn't want them to be separated!