Teen Queen: 16-Year-Old Charli D’Amelio Tops 100 Million Followers on TikTok

She reached the milestone in less than 18 months

100 million and counting ... Charli D'Amelio/TikTok

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.


#duet with @move_with_joy this is so cute i love this

♬ step step flip flip shoulder shoulder hip hip – Joy

February 2020: The first dance trend D’Amelio amplified in collaboration with Jalaiah Harmon.


guys i would like to introduce you to @_.xoxlaii i am so happy that she was able to teach me the original choreography that she made she is the best!

♬ Lottery – K CAMP

February 2020: Her first collaboration with Jennifer Lopez.


i got to dance with my idol @jlo and do the #jlosuperbowlchallenge #touchdowncelebration for #superbowlliv !! thank you so much @nfl

♬ original sound – charli d’amelio

February 2020: D’Amelio was featured in a Super Bowl ad for Sabra Hummus.


Charli D’Amelio and Boomer Esiason Super Bowl Commercial for Sabra Hummus. @sabra @charlidamelio #Superbowl #SuperBowlLIV? #okboomer

♬ original sound – Marc D’Amelio

March 2020: D’Amelio encourages the community to come together to stay safe and healthy by remaining apart with her #DistanceDanceChallenge, in partnership with Procter & Gamble.


Stay home & do the distancedance. Tag me & the hashtag in your video. P&G will donate to Feeding America & Matthew 25 for first 3M videos #PGPartner

♬ Big Up’s (feat. Yung Nnelg) – Jordyn, Nic Da Kid

May 2020: Her most-liked TikTok video featured her parents, Heidi and Marc.


@heididamelio @marcdamelio


August 2020: Her unique interpretation of the WAP dance.


my friends watching me do the wap dance… teehee

♬ WAP(feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – Cardi B

September 2020: D’Amelio and Lopez teamed up again on the #PaTiChallenge to promote the release of Lopez’s and Maluma‘s set of song duets, “Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely.”


so excited to kick-off the patichallenge! @jlo @papijuancho #patilonely

♬ Pa Ti – Jennifer Lopez & Maluma

September 2020: D’Amelio gets her signature drink from Dunkin’.

November 2020: She helped Best Friends Animal Society raise awareness for fostering and adopting.


you can adopt weka and so many other adorable dogs from @bestfriendsanimalsociety ???? make sure to check them out right now !!

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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.”

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.