TikTok’s biggest artist this year revealed

TikTok has taken the world by storm with over 1.5 billion users around the world and with so much music based content; who was their biggest artist?

TikTok is the world’s quickest growing social media craze. In just 2 years since it launched in 2017 it has been downloaded by nearly half the number of smartphones in the world.

The app is heavily focused around music, with the majority of it’s short form videos being set to music including lip-syncing videos, dance videos, skits with musical accompaniment and more. So as it’s almost the end of the year, who were the biggest artists on TikTok whose music was used the most?

In first place was Lil Nas X who topped the list as the most popular artist on TikTok, largely thanks to his hit Old Town Road. According to TikTok’s own data, that song alone has been used in over 2.6 million videos and it could be said that the app was a part in making the song so popular.

The list was followed up with Mariah Carey in second place and Lizzo in third. Their music gains popularity in a range of ways on TikTok and could be anything from the soundtrack to a new viral meme to becoming a dance craze.

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Here is the full top 10 list of artists on TikTok in 2019 as well as all of TikTok’s other top 10s.


  1. Lil Nas X
  2. Mariah Carey
  3. Lizzo
  4. Stunna Girl
  5. Blanco Brown
  6. Y2k & Bbno$
  7. KYLE
  8. Luh Kel
  9. Billie Eilish
  10. Ashnikko


  1. @daviddobrik — David Dobrik and Nick Uhas’s crazy take on Elephant Toothpaste (17.4M likes)
  2. @calebcutler — They did surgery on a banana (6.1M)
  3. @malorielynn14 — Swimming pool fun takes a hilarious twist (7M)
  4. @jayleennina — Man vs Wild: Roach edition (4.9M)
  5. @sammielewiss — The MFing Tea (2.1M)
  6. @jade13tr — This cat has the moves (2.2M)
  7. @brittany_broski — Kombucha Girl gives us her honest opinion (2M)
  8. @herecomedatkush — A wholesome hummingbird (1.5M)
  9. @kidkneesothra — Crocs + shaving cream (785.1K)
  10. @raeganbrownn — Bear suit daredevil (619K)


  1. #POV
  3. #RiseandShine
  4. #Area51
  5. #imbaby
  6. #walkamile
  7. #DNAtest
  8. #MirrorFall/Run
  9. #Microwave_Challenge
  10. #TikTokChecks


  1. Will Smith
  2. Miley Cyrus
  3. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  4. Howie Mandel
  5. Terry Crews
  6. Selena Gomez
  7. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  8. Steve Harvey
  9. Post Malone
  10. Shawn Johnson


  1. @zachking
  2. @noeneubanks
  3. @jamescharles
  4. @lilhuddy
  5. @charlidamelio
  6. @nickuhas
  7. @glitterandlazers
  8. @mahoganylox
  9. @thisaintjay
  10. @curtisnewbill


  1. The Woah
  2. The Git Up
  3. Obsessed Dance
  4. Hey Julie
  5. Scary Spooky Skeleton
  6. The 223
  7. The Chucky Cheese
  8. Drop Dance
  9. A-Punk
  10. HBS Dance


  1. Face Zoom
  2. Green Screen
  3. Disco
  4. Whirlpool
  5. Portrait
  6. Distorted
  7. Fire Breath
  8. Time Warp
  9. Infinity Clones
  10. Clown Makeup


  1. @strykerthecat — A pro chicken hunter, who was saved from a cage, gets the best birthday gift (7.5M likes)
  2. @kodyantle — A wildlife conservationist gets chased by two tigers (6.3M)
  3. @marleymalin — What’s going on inside this cat’s head? (8.9M)
  4. @beingbirch — This puppy shares his life story (7.5M)
  5. @friendlyquest — A ferret shows off his dance moves (10.1M)
  6. @ame269 — When a hamster isn’t so cute and cuddly (4.4M)
  7. @hollyandhazelnut — The goodest dachshund puppies (5.3M)
  8. @mokshabybee — A baby jaguar goes swimming (4.7M)
  9. @huxleythepandapuppy — A chow chow puppy in a panda costume (4.8M)
  10. @divinefalcon0 — Not the pet we expected to be waiting at the door (3.5M)


  1. @youngnailsinc — Creating the perfect blue glitter acrylic (582.6K likes)
  2. @abbyrartistry — Checkered clown check (4.1M)
  3. @jamescharles — That contour and highlight, though! (3.5M)
  4. @glitterandlazers — Six different festival fashion trends (2.3M)
  5. @emilymunyak — Multicolor hair highlights (2.4M)
  6. @learnwithlati — Unicorn-colored braid! (2.3M)
  7. @jamescharles — Create an eyeshadow look by randomly picking three different colors! (2.2M)
  8. @victorialyn — The ultimate glitter mask (1.1M)
  9. @addyurdaddy — An 80’s inspired look (1.3M)
  10. @victorialyn — A purple-perfect Barbie inspired look (1.1M)


  1. @brodiesmith — Donating your phone to frisbee parkour (3.2M likes)
  2. @overtime — Lots of effort, but still a basketball fail (2.3M)
  3. @alsjdbwbdhhscristian — Try not to flinch (885.2K)
  4. @tylerdownss — Talk about focus (392.9K)
  5. @mozzaronnie — No hands needed here (909.6K)
  6. @b1akemckay — When the beat distracts you from the game (1.7M)
  7. @bennythebull — When being fans of different teams gets in the way of love (1.2M)
  8. @_er1k — Hitting home runs everywhere (277.6K)
  9. @nygiants — NY Giants player bun tutorial! (18.6K)
  10. @ryanwachendorfer — Snowboarding halfpipe practice (209.9K)
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