According to Billboard, in the last four months, Grande has amassed an incredible amount of new followers, 13 million to be precise.
Ariana Grande officially the most followed woman on Instagram; after the record success of Thank U, Next, his fifth full-length LP, which now ranks first in the list of 200 Billboard albums for the second consecutive week, Ariana Grande has dethroned fellow singer Selena Gomez as a more followed woman on Instagram, with 146.44 million followers on the platform (against the 146.32 million of Gomez).
The man and most followed person on Instagram yet Cristiano Ronaldo (with over 156 million followers).
Instagram: the most influential and paid celebrities
The coronation is not just any success: as demonstrated by the likes of the family Kardashian, the number of followers on the platform translates into financial gains. According to Hopper HQ's 2018 Instagram Rich List, Kylie Jenner (127 million followers) earns about $ 1 million for each sponsored post, making it the celebrity most influential and paid on the platform. Especially thanks to the popularity of its brand, Kylie Cosmetics, Jenner became the youngest person to enter the Forbes list of America's richest women (with estimated net worth of $ 900 million). According to Hopper HQ's Instagram Rich List, the cost per post of Selena Gomez amounts to $ 800,000 while Cristiano Ronaldo earns $ 750,000 per post. Grande had not entered the list when it was published last year.
Ariana Grande: three top spots on the Billboard Hot 100
These numbers indicate that the influencer market now rated as an industry of around $ 1 billion, which should double by the end of this year. Grande's results continue to accumulate: just last week, become the first artist in the recording field since the Beatles to hold three top spots on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously, with:
- 7 Rings "
- Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored
- Thanks U, Next