TikTok launched back in 2016, but 2020 was the year it truly emerged as one of the world's most popular social media services. Its versatile, short-video content has allowed all kinds of people to achieve international fame in new ways.
TikTok: The Most-Followed Stars of 2020
From fashion to dancing, crafts, unusual talents, and even teaching, TikTok's biggest stars share an incredibly wide range of content. The social network, created in China, has become a place where even well-known artists and celebrities promote themselves and adapt to TikTok trends.
Due to the immediacy of content creation and sharing, the platform has attracted critics who sometimes belittle the work of the so-called "TikTokers" and their rapid rises to fame. However, despite controversy, TikTok and its creators continue to grow by the day.
In this gallery, we're looking at TikTok's most-followed content creators and samples of their videos. (The TikTok platform's account is no. 5 on the list, so we're skipping that one!)