Selena Gomez's Selenators Lead Instagram's Top 10 Fan Armies of 2016

Selena Gomez in 2016
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Selena Gomez at NRJ Radio in Paris on March 10, 2016. 

We already know musicians have a huge impact on Instagram, with five out of the top 10 most-followed accounts on the photo-sharing site being musicians, but who has the most active fans?

Instagram compiled a list of the top fan armies, with the ranking based on the total global number of fan army mentions, either in captions or in comments on photos posted to Instagram this year. Selena Gomez’s Selenators topped the list, followed by Team Drake and Beyoncé’s Beyhive.

Many of those supporters share their admiration for an artist through Instagram fan accounts, many of which have built up a steady following of their own as other fans view them as reliable sources for updates on tours, new candid photos, throwbacks and the occasional relatable meme.

Here are the top 10 Instagram fan armies of 2016:

1. Selenators (Selena Gomez)


#proud ??

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2. Team Drake (Drake)


Drake last night performance in Abu Dhabi. @champagnepapi #champagnepapi #drake #drizzy #ovo #teamdrizzy #teamdrake

A photo posted by More Life. -- (@dontcomeforthedon) on


Drake with a fan in L.A Vc:@taya.salley #night3 #summersixteentour

A video posted by Drizzy Drake 6?-- (@drizzyvideos) on


3. Beyhive (Beyonce)


#Beyonce #NYC - Nov. 5

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beylite) on


Pettyoncé ------ #FWTKW

A photo posted by Beyoncé, Solange & Others (@formation.tour.2016) on


4. Arianators (Ariana Grande)


Update: Ariana reached 90M followers on Instagram!

A photo posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrandeupdatesx) on



A photo posted by Videos Of Ariana Grande (@officialarivids) on


5. Harmonizers (Fifth Harmony)


My dog is sleeping on me, I'm concerned --#harmonizers #5h #fifthharmony

A photo posted by Demisus Slayvato-- (@lovato.jauregui) on


Fifth Harmony and Ty backstage! #fifthharmony #harmonizer #harmonizers #5h #workfromhome #allinmyhead #727 #727tour

A photo posted by Vine Edits Are Not Mine?--? (@harmonizer_lovatic98) on


6. Little Monsters (Lady Gaga)


New HQ image of @ladygaga out and about in Paris.

A photo posted by #1 News Source For Lady Gaga! (@ladygagarazzi) on


A photo posted by Lady Gaga (@gagadaily) on


The Haus of Gaga editing the #PERFECTILLUSION video

A photo posted by Lady Gaga (@gagadaily) on


7. Barbz (Nicki Minaj)


Her smile -- @nickiminaj *Nicki Liked*

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj Fanpage (@itsallaboutnicki) on


20.11:@nickiminaj seen out with @meekmill in LA after AMAs-- How cute she is--

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj Updates (@nickimarajupdates) on


Which one? ---- - #nickiminaj

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj videos -- (@onlyminaj) on


8. Swifties (Taylor Swift)


Taylor celebrating Thanksgiving Day with her friends in Rhode Island today. --

A photo posted by Taylor Swift Updates. (@tswift.updates13) on


Pictures of Taylor from 1-8 years old on display at the Taylor Swift Exhibit in NYC

A photo posted by Taylor Swift Updates (@taylorswift.updates) on


9. Directioners (One Direction)


Can we have another 1D Day? Cause we were blessed this day ----

A photo posted by 1D Official Fanpage Albania (@directioners.rulez) on



A photo posted by One Direction Fanpage (@1dlove_23forever) on


What a day

A photo posted by onedirection (@hq.onedirection) on


10. Rihanna Navy (Rihanna)


#Rihanna and Prince Harry attending Barbados' Mega Concert to celebrate 50 years of Independence.

A photo posted by Rihanna Follows (@therih.up) on


Rihanna's #LoveOnTheBrain passed 1 million #Shazams and is #6 on the USA Top 100 Chart! --

A photo posted by Rihanna Daily (@rihannadaily) on


Rihanna's final #ANTIWorldTour show took place in Abu Dhabi this Sunday.

A photo posted by Rihanna Daily (@rihannadaily) on