The fight for Instagram's #1 most followed account has been settled for some time. After Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, and Taylor Swift held the honor, Selena Gomez took it in March 2016—and has kept it throughout her recent hiatus. Currently, Gomez is at 111 million followers. There's a 12.5 million follower gap between her and the number two spot.
That user was Taylor Swift—but this week, Ariana Grande surpassed her. Grande has 98.5 million followers to Swift's 98.3.
It's worth noting Grande has been much more active on the platform as she's on tour. Her last post was 18 hours ago, for example:
Swift's, meanwhile, is from 5 February. She currently isn't promoting any new music and—at least according to Ed Sheeran—won't be until the end of the year.
Beyonce and Kim Kardashian are still up there, but there's a substantial gap between them and Swift and Grande. Bey has 96 million followers, while Kardashian has 93.8 million.
And thus concludes today's news on pressing world events. As you were.