420Doggface208 holds second place with his video that launched cranberry juice to new heights. This TikTok creator longboarded to Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams while drinking cranberry juice and it was the wholesome goodness the world needed this year. TikTok creator, itscaitlinhello, and her take on that one coworker we all hate during a zoom meeting was the third most-viral video on the app, followed by the NBA’s video of Jalaiah Harmon’s performance of the Renegade dance she created at the NBA All-Star game. At fifth place sits Will Smith with his Wipe It Down challenge video featuring Agent J from Men in Black.
On the challenges side of things, none topped the #YouHaveTo challenge which featured creators trying to teach people life lessons everyone should learn. The #BlindingLights challenge, which featured a song of the same name by The Weeknd, came in second place with its iconic dance and in third place came the late contender, the #TwoPrettyBestFriends challenge. The #HurtMyFeelings challenge featuring La Roux’s Bulletproof was the fourth most viral challenge of the year and the fifth most viral challenge was the #RandomThings challenge that taught viewers about “things that just make sense.”“Creators are the heart of TikTok, making the platform unlike any other thanks to their creativity, commitment, and constant drive to make content that inspires audiences the world round,” the news release reads. “TikTok has become a launch pad for creators to build livelihoods by making content authentic to who they are and driven by their passions.”
The top TikTok creators list looks exactly as you’d expect if you’re someone who frequently uses the app, with Charli D’Amelio coming in as number one. Under D’Amelio is Tabitha Brown, who is famous for her easy-to-follow vegan recipes. Bella Poarch was the third top creator, Devon Rodriguez the fourth, and Wisdom Kaye the fifth.
You can read the rest of TikTok’s Top 100 for more information about the app’s 2020 and then read about TikTok’s legal troubles after President Donald Trump made an executive order to ban U.S. transactions with the app. Check out this story about GameStop’s canceled company-wide contest that asked employees to perform TikTok dances in exchanges for prizes after that.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.