Selena Gomez, Karol G, Shakira… The most popular artists and songs on TikTok in 2023

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It is one of the most successful apps since confinement. TikTok is the social network that starts almost every trend. A platform that allows more or less well-known artists to gain visibility. What is the outcome of this year 2023?

Tate McRae, Tyla or even NewJeans… All these artists emerged this year thanks to TikTok. And they are not the only ones to have benefited from a certain visibility on the social network. The platform has allowed many singers to shine on the platform. Internationally, here are the titles that worked the most, according to the report published by TikTok:

“Cupid – Twin Ver – Sped Up Version” FIFTY FIFTY

The song by Korean group Fifty Fifty has more than 20 million videos. Which makes it the most trending song of the year 2023 on Tiktok.

“If We Ever Broke Up” by Mae Stephens

The funky-sounding track quickly became an anthem for more than 15 million heartbroken users on TikTok.

“Collide (more sped up)” by Justin Skye

Recorded in 2014, the title gained renewed popularity thanks to its accelerated version. Today, there are more than 13 million videos under this audio.

“What It Is – solo” by Doechii

A captivating title with extremely simple choreography which allowed its performer to make his first entry on the Top Billboard Hot 100 in 2023.

In the rest of the list of titles that worked best on TikTok, we find hits such as “La Bebe” by YngLvcas & Peso Pluma or even “TQG” by Karol G and Shakira.

The most popular artists on Tik Tok

  • Kim Loaiza (@kimberly.loaiza), with 80.5 million followers and 5 billion likes
  • Selena Gomez (@selenagomez), with 59.3 million followers and 616 million likes
  • BLACKPINK (@bp_tiktok), with 47.1 million subscribers and 557 million likes
  • BTS (@bts_official_bighit), with 63.5 million subscribers and 1.3 billion likes
  • Feid (@ferxxo444), with 13.2 million followers and 325 million likes
  • ENHYPEN (@enhypen), with 19.7 million subscribers and 783 million likes
  • KAROL G (@karolg), with 50 million subscribers and 388 million likes
  • LE SSERAFIM (@le_sserafim), with 8.4 million subscribers and 368 million likes
  • NewJeans (@newjeans_official), with 10.2 million subscribers and 300 million likes
  • Shakira (@shakira), with 38.4 million followers and 261 million likes


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