Who is Charli D'Amelio? Here's all we know about a 16-year-old sensation who raced to 100 million followers on TikTok.
It is her girl-next-door image, relatable, authentic, fun and uncontroversial persona and dance videos that led to D'Amelio's sudden rise to fame.
- DNA Web Team Nov 24, 2020, 09:25 AM IST
American social media personality and dancer Charli D'Amelio, 16, has become the first creator to hit 100 million followers on the Chinese short-video making app TikTok.
To date, only two other TikTok creators have reached 50 million followers.
On TikTok, that makes her more than twice as big as Will Smith, three times as big as The Rock, four times as big as Selena Gomez, and five times as big as Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande.
D'Amelio reached 100 million subscribers in record time, reports The Verge.
"On YouTube, it took 14 years before any channel hit 100 million. D'Amelio only started posting to TikTok in May 2019, and the app has only been available since August 2018," according to the report.
This time last year, she had only six million followers on TikTok. However, it is her girl-next-door image, relatable, authentic, fun and uncontroversial persona and dance videos that led to D'Amelio's sudden rise to fame.
Meanwhile, TikTok, that faced intense backlash from the Donald Trump administration has begun to offer payouts to creators, but creators have so far been disappointed with the returns.
And even though the US administration expressed concerns over its Chinese origins to safety concerns, the app enjoys massive popularity among the youth and one such example is D'Amelio's sudden rise to fame.
Here's everything we know about the Tik-Tok sensation who raced to 100 million leaving behind noted celebs.
1. Charli D'Amelio creates history
Based out of Connecticut, Charli D'Amelio created history after she became the first TikTok content creator to reach 100 million followers. The 16-year-old sensation reached the milestone within a year and a half. almost this time last year, she had only six million followers on TikTok.
Meanwhile, Addison Rae is just behind her with 69.9 million followers.
2. Charli D'Amelio - The TikTok sensation
Way ahead than other celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Will Smith by millions, Charli D'Amelio has several brands waiting in queue to collaborate with her. Owing to her massive popularity and her content largely catering to the youth, reports suggest that the TikTok sensation has signed her first feature film. Among the many brands that she has collaborated with over these last couple of years are lifestyle and fashion brands.
3. Charli D'Amelio - achievements
The 16-year-old TikTok sensation has appeared in a Super Bowl commercial and has a Dunkin' Donuts drink dedicated in her name. She has also shared the stage with several Hollywood celebrities and is very popular among the American youth.
4. Charli D'Amelio's family
Charlie's sister Dixie is also a popular figure who released her debut single earlier this year. The sisters have collaborated to run a YouTube podcast in which they experiment with traditional YouTube formats. Her parents Heidi and Marc to have their respective social media handles and are popular social media figures in their own right. The family is reportedly in talks to feature in a reality television series. Seems like the Kardashians have a competition!
5. Charli D'Amelio turns author
Reportedly, the teenager will be releasing a book on her journey so far which is titled 'Essentially Charli: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping It Real'. It is expected to launch next month.