There’s a new star at the top of the Instagram rankings and they’ve got 44.1 MILLION fans

Ahh Instagram, how we love you so for helping us to get our celeb fix and see what the biggest names in showbiz are getting up to.

The stars love the picture-sharing site just as much as us and many have amassed seriously HUGE numbers of followers. In fact there’s now a new queen of Insta, who’s overtaken Beyoncé Knowles as the celebrity with the most fans.

So who is it? Step forward Kim Kardashian, the self-proclaimed selfie pro who now has – wait for it – 44.1 MILLION followers. That’s rather a lot.

It means that 34-year-old Kimmy leapfrogs Bey and the singer’s measly 44 million fans (jokes) to become the most popular person on Instagram.

Kim doesn’t seem to have realised yet that she’s achieved a milestone as she hasn’t acknowledged it, but has instead been busy doing what she does best and taking selfies during a night out with friends and family.

The new Instagram queen can’t rest easy on her laurels though – not only does Bey remain close competition but Taylor Swift is also edging nearer the top. With 43.6 million fans, she currently stands as the third most followed celeb.

Tay has a bit of a different Insta style to Kim and Bey, with most of her current pictures being shots from her tour rather than selfies and sexy photoshoots. Oh, and Swifty also throws in the odd snap of her cats – definitely worth giving her a follow for that.

So who else is in the celebrity top 10 of Instagram? In fourth place is Taylor’s pal Selena Gomez, whose follower tally comes in at 41.9 million.

She’s closely followed by Ariana Grande in fifth with 41.8 million fans, and then Selena’s ex Justin Bieber and his 37.1 million followers. Justin is actually the only fella to make it into the top 10 – interesting…

The rest of the chart is a bit of a Kardashian/Jenner fest. In at seventh and eighth are Kendall and Kylie Jenner, who have 35.4 million and 33.8 million fans respectively. We sense a bit of sibling rivalry could come into play here!

Rounding out the most popular Instagram stars are the bootylicious Nicki Minaj and Khloé Kardashian. Nicki has 32.3 million followers whilst Khlo is on a mere (!) 30.6 million.

Blimey, these numbers are making our heads spin a bit! Think we’ll just scroll through some Kim K selfies to calm down…

Here’s that top 10 again:

1. Kim Kardashian
2. Beyoncé Knowles
3. Taylor Swift
4. Selena Gomez
5. Ariana Grande
6. Justin Bieber
7. Kendall Jenner
8. Kylie Jenner
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Khloé Kardashian

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