This summer, Instagram has been swamped with pictures of celebrities, socialites, and our favorite artists. Instagram allows us, as the audience, to learn more about our favorite artists and connect with them on a human level. Disclosing behind-the-scenes pictures of their concerts, fabulous vacations bikini pics, and snippets of up-and-coming new songs, music artists have been using the top-grossing app to their advantage to accumulate followers, promote the release of albums, and products. From the reigning Instagram Queen Selena Gomez to the eccentric, lovable Tyler, the Creator, here are the artists you should be following on Instagram:
Selena Gomez: The Queen of Instagram – @selenagomez
Selena, who had the most-liked photo on Instagram, reigns Queen with 91.9 million followers. Revealing new hairstyles, promoting and providing behind the scenes of her Revival Tour, Selena has a good mix of superstar glam and fun-loving, carefree posts. Balancing friends, families, and fans, Selena Gomez humbly wears her crown as Queen.
Beyonce: Queen Bey – @beyonce
Ever since the epic release of her visual album Lemonade, Queen Bey has acquired even more loyal and sometimes vicious followers. Though she does not post as frequently as other artists, when Beyonce posts a picture, she breaks hearts. There are currently 79.4 million followers apart of the #beyhive and there is definitely room for more. Beyonce proves that she will always be Queen Bey with her blend of fabulous headshots, snapshots from the Formation World Tour, and adorable family pics with Jay-Z and Blue Ivy.
Katy Perry: The Fun Girl – @katyperry
Despite Katy Perry’s international stardom, she does not let her popularity affect her Instagram account. More carefree than other celebrities, Katy is able to remain the quirky girl we originally fell in love with. Promoting her new song “Rise”, posting hilarious photos and videos, capturing beautiful scenes while traveling, Katy’s 53.1 million followers are in for a constant thrill.
Ariana Grande: The Dog Lover – @arianagrande
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Showing off her new bangs, Ariana Grande is the go-to account for posting cute animal pictures for her 80.1 million followers. An avid animal lover, Ariana likes to take adorable pictures of her growing litter, her new, chart-topping album Dangerous Woman, and eye-catching selfies. Also, Ariana has taken to Instagram to spread the word of the release of her Sweet Like Candy perfume and her newfound obsession of Pokemon Go.
Rihanna: The Bad Gal – @badgalriri
Probably the most captivating account, Rihanna has immersed an impressive 41.9 million followers. Between Rihanna’s modeling pictures and her videos from her ANTI World Tour, it is difficult not to want to follow the superstar who is unafraid to own her sexuality. Also, with her collaboration with Puma, we get to see firsthand the amazing merchandize modeled by her.
Drake: Champagnepapi – @champagnepapi
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Dominating charts and stealing hearts, Drake is the man to follow on Instagram with his 25.9 million followers. Drake likes to loyally shoutout his fellow OVO-mates, promote his chart-topping album Views, and give heart attacks with his “dope” pictures while on vacation. Also, instead of letting social media and memes affect him, Drake reposts the memes about him and continues to be the Toronto Raptor’s biggest fan.
Raury: The Indigo Child – @raury
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Appearing on the cover of the 2015 Freshmen Class, Raury has gained a lot of popularity since then. Posting pictures while on tour, scenic, earthy photos, Raury is a rising artists who is not afraid to get real with his fans. Down-to-earth with the cool-guy vibes, be apart of Raury’s journey to success and join his 125k followers.
Tyler, the Creator: The Eccentric, Lovable One – @feliciathegoat
Having no filter and 2.4 million followers, Tyler is the best account to follow for a genuine laugh. Never sure if you are going to get an announcements for a tour, hot new tracks, awkward bathroom selfies, or a picture with a nun, Tyler, the Creator is the most hilarious artist to follow on Instagram.
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The Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram: Photos courtesy of newsartnet.com, @selenagomez, @beyonce, @katyperry, @arianagrande, @badgalriri, @champangepapi, @raury, @feliciathegoat