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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:

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Brit Awards 2016

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· Gorillaz (@gorillaz) – First Gorillaz post

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#TheBookofRussel

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A sampling of 2016’s most-liked photos from Instagram’s top followed music accounts

Adele (@adele)

Adele in Vancouver. More than 925k likes.

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Vancouver, BC

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Adele with James Corden in Carpool Karaoke. More than 915k likes.

Adele in a pool in Denver. More than 870k likes.

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Denver, CO

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Selena Gomez (@selenagomez)

Selena and her famous Coca-Cola photo. More than 5.9 million likes.

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when your lyrics are on the bottle 😛 #ad

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Selena stops to visit with a special fan while on tour. Over 4.1 million likes.

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One of my favorite nights on tour

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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 (@beyonce)

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 (@champagnepapi)

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.

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🎈

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Rihanna (@badgalriri)

Rihanna takes a selfie with her new hair. Over 1.8 million likes.

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foreign.

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Rihanna with her dreads. Over 1.5 million likes.

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buffalo $oldier

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Paparazzi shots of Rihanna. Over 1.4 million likes.

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Ras'

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Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj)

Nicki in Las Vegas. Over 1.4 million likes.

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💋 #VegasNights 😛

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Nicki showing a new outfit in a selfie. Over 1.1 million likes.

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😻 CLEAN

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Nicki in her dressing room. Over 1.1 million likes.

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💟

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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.

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😌

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Ariana posing for a picture. Over 2 million likes.

Katy Perry (@katyperry)

Katy announcing new song “Rise.” Over 1 million likes.

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TOGETHER WE #RISE (on @Applemusic now)

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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.

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Freckles 🤓

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Demi in a “Spiritual Gangster” tanktop. Over 1.5 million likes.

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Spiritual gangster motherfuckers

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Candid black-and-white shot of Demi. Over 1.4 million likes.

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Candids 🙈

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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.

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#ROROFORPRESIDENT

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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.

Lady Gaga adopts new puppy. More than 614k likes.

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