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Top TikTok Stars to Follow in 2021

May 10, 2021

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Nearly 700 million worldwide users post their videos on TikTok. With all of that, who should you follow? Let’s look at some of today’s best TikTokers!

TikTok Stars with the Most Followers

Addison Rae

She's not TikTok's number-one star, that honor belongs to dancer Charli D'Amelio with over 110 million followers. But fellow dancer Addison Rae isn't doing too bad with over 79 million followers. The 20-year-old also sings, releasing her first single, "Obsessed," earlier this year. And we'll soon see her as a triple threat, acting in the upcoming Netflix movie He's All That, a remake of the 90s teen comedy She's All That.



♬ Obsessed - Addison Rae


Bella Poarch

If you're into "head-bobbing" dances (and much of the internet is) then you'll definitely want to check out Bella Poarch's TikTok videos. Over 60 million of her followers have! The 24-year-old has done some tiktoking with Justin Bieber and appeared in a Sub Urban music video. Beyond her dances and lip-synching, she's wildly popular for making a range of faces with expressions that run from darling to downright bizarre.


So I decided to make a dance for this sound & I’m not even good at dancing🤣

♬ The Banjo Beat, Pt. 1 - Ricky Desktop


Zach King

With more than 58 million followers, filmmaker Zach King is one of the undisputed superstars of TikTok. Featuring optical illusions and seemingly impossible tricks, his unedited videos are truly stunning. And he's not beyond pulling back the curtain, making videos that show exactly how he pulls off the visual tricks. While Zach was one of the first folks to get onboard TikTok in 2017, he's actually been posting his videos online for more than a decade.


Something magical showed up in the mail from @mercedesbenz ##Cclass ##ad

♬ original sound - Zach King


Spencer Polanco Knight

Meet TikTok's reigning beatboxing champion, with over 50 million followers, best known by his handle Spencer X. You simply won't believe that all of those sounds are coming out of one mouth! Since gaining fame on TikTok and various social media platforms, Spencer has worked with artists including Alicia Keys, the Lopez Brothers, and Sean Kingston. And did we mention that Spencer's videos are usually hilarious?


Had to hit it with the fam 😜🔥 @jonklaasen @joeyklaasen @elyssajoy_

♬ original sound - Spencer X


Popular Celebrity TikTokers

Will Smith

Will Smith not only makes it into the Top 10 overall with nearly 50 million followers—he's also one of the best celebs you'll find on the app. Smith churns out a ton of content, most of it pretty funny and most of that making fun of himself. Plus, you're apt to see some of his A-list pals too!


Call me, @cirquedusoleil . I’m ready. 📹: @nba

♬ try to be cool but eh - yunnizhai

Kylie Jenner

One of Generation Z's most famous-for-being-famous stars, Kylie Jenner shares lots of videos featuring members of her Kardashian clan, plus adorable clips with her daughter Stormi. Some of her best videos lampoon her famous family, like her good-natured jabbing at her sisters Khloe and Kourtney.


i’m still a supermodel on the inside

♬ original sound - Alexandra Karadimas

Jack Black

If you think Jack Black's movies are funny (and most folks find them hilarious) then you will definitely like his TikTok videos. He dances, he sings, he raps, he performs acrobatic acts, and he shares moments from his life—oftentimes while sporting only a Speedo.


Tok it

♬ original sound - Jack Black

The Rock

With over 35 million followers, The Rock is no stranger to TikTok users. Sure, there's a lot of intense weightlifting and showy muscle-flexing, but The Rock never takes things too seriously. In fact, we see him drinking a lot of tequila, naturally, as it's part of his job. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson uses TikTok to promote his very own brand of hooch.


Happy ##TeremanaTuesday, friends! Enjoy your Mana🥃 ##wee

♬ .....Wiii - ⚡ 𝕵𝖊𝖘𝖚𝖘⚡


She sings, raps, and even plays the flute. But pop star Lizzo has gained fame on TikTok, at least in part, for her powerful messaging about body image. She's called out "fake doctors" for giving unwanted opinions about her weight and even took on TikTok for taking down some of her videos with her in bathing suits, arguing that they didn't do the same for super-skinny women. And the amazing Lizzo does much of her messaging in song!


##duet with @faiththeprettyfatchick thank you for putting a smile on my face! You’re beautiful!

♬ Beggin by Madcon - •.* .doll. *.•

TikTok Stars to Follow for Fun

Tabitha Brown

Approaching five million followers, Tabitha Brown may not be the biggest star on TikTok, but she's certainly one of its funniest. Billing herself as the "world's favorite mom," she dishes out vegan recipes with a pinch of humor and an infectious smile.


Thank you to everyone who watched and sent love for me this week on the @ellendegeneres show! I’m so thankful for your love!! ##tabithabrown

♬ original sound - Tabitha Brown

Linda Dong

Over eleven million people follow Canadian comedian Linda Dong, also known as "Leendadong," who was a big YouTube star before claiming TikTok fame. The twentysomething writes, directs, edits, and stars in her own comedy skits that capture the absurdity of everyday life.


##stitch with @marco_mignot ##greenscreen I’m just looking for da tuna for da sushi night ✨##mermAid ##sushinight ##tuna ##outerbanks

♬ original sound - LeendaDong

The Dobre Twins

Lucas and Marcus Dobre have amassed more than 28 million followers on TikTok with their dancing, comedy skits, pranks, and ridiculous stunts. Dubbed The Dobbies, they came to fame on the now-shuttered Vine and have a strong YouTube presence, but TikTok is where they really shine.


😂 @lisina15

♬ original sound - TyTy

Sure, there are more. And with new TikTokers joining each day, the TikTok stars are bound to change. But for now, you can enjoy the top TikTok stars of 2021.

Written by William McCleary for Knockaround.

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