Loren Gray was a star on TikTok's predecessor, Musical.ly, at only 13. Gray has been a frequent part of TikTok's lip-dubbing trends and viral dance challenges, and has garnered nominations at the Teen Choice Awards and People's Choice Awards for her social media presence. She most recently released the single "Can't Do It" in May 2019.
#3. Riyaz Afreen — 32.9 million
Riyaz Afreen is only 16, but has established himself as an actor and star through going viral on TikTok. He often features other popular Indian TikTok stars on his accounts, including Mr. Faisu and Aashika Bhatia.
#4. Baby Ariel — 31.3 million
Baby Ariel, aka Ariel Martin, was the first individual to surpass the 20-million-followers mark on Musical.ly, and her fame has only grown from there. The 19-year-old's illustrious TikTok fame has led to multiple gigs on Disney Channel and Nickelodeon TV shows.
#5. Addison Rae (Addison Easterling) — 27.8 million
Addison Rae — as 19-year-old Addison Easterling is known online — quickly rose to fame after joining TikTok in the summer of 2019. She's now a member of Hype House, and regularly draws hundreds of thousands of views on videos where she dances and lip-syncs to popular songs on the app.
#6. Spencer X (aka Spencer Knight) — 25.9 million
Spencer X is the stage name for Spencer Knight, a beatboxer who shows off his skills to millions on TikTok. The 27-year-old artist has been able to turn professional thanks to a sponsorship from energy drink brand Moster Energy.
#7. Mr. Faisu (aka Faisal Shaikh) — 25.3 million
Mr Faisu is part of a squad of Indian creators dubbed Team 07. After he was suspended from TikTok in 2019 for violating its community guidelines, he returned in early 2020 to continue making videos and maintaining his spot as India's most popular creator.
#8. Gilmher Croes — 24.7 million
Gil Croes is the other half of the wildly popular Croes Brothers, and is one of the older stars on TikTok at age 26. Croes told Business Insider last month that since starting to make videos in 2015, the brothers have been forced to change and adapt in order to maintain popularity on the platform.
#9. Arishfa Khan — 23.5 million
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Arishfa Khan is a 16-year-old girl from India who got her start as a child actress at age 9. However, she gained a major following for her lip-syncing videos on her TikTok account, and has since created a beauty and makeup-centric YouTube channel. Her videos often feature fellow TikTok star Lucky Dancer.
#10. Awez Darbar — 23.2 million
Awez Darbar is a 26-year-old dancer from India known for posting videos showing his original choreography to viral hits.