TikTok teen sensation Charli D’Amelio became the first creator to top the 100 million follower mark on the platform, doing so in less than 18 months.
The video creation platform said in a blog post, “While we’re extremely proud of Charli and all that she has accomplished since she shared her first TikTok video in May 2019, we’re most proud of her continued and unwavering commitment to herself and the TikTok community. Charli has inspired joy just by being herself, proving that, on TikTok, creative ideas matter more than social connections and people are celebrated for being their authentic selves.”
TikTok will also donate $100,000 in D’Amelio’s name to American Dance Movement, which is committed to boosting access to dance education in the U.S.
The platform shared some of her most notable videos:
May 2019: D’Amelio started her TikTok account with this video.
July 2019: Her first video that went viral.
May 2020: Her most-liked TikTok video featured her parents, Heidi and Marc.
August 2020: Her unique interpretation of the WAP dance.
D’Amelio wrote in the TikTok blog post, “TikTok and the dance community mean so much to me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of you. So, on this special milestone, I am so grateful to be able to give back and celebrate aspiring dancers. I am so grateful for everything and I love you all.”