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Selena Gomez is the most-followed celebrity on Instagram in 2017

The star surpassed fellow singer Taylor Swift to take the No. 1 spot last year.

By Annie Martin
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Selena Gomez is the most-followed celebrity on Instagram in 2017
Former Disney Channel star Selena Gomez boasts over 130 million followers on Instagram. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Selena Gomez is the most-followed celebrity on Instagram in 2017.

The 25-year-old star was followed by Portuguese soccer pro Cristiano Ronaldo, recording artists Ariana Grande and Beyoncé, reality star Kim Kardashian and singer Taylor Swift, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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Gomez boasts over 130 million followers on the photo-sharing site. Ronaldo, meanwhile, has over 116 million followers, Grande more than 115 million, Beyoncé over 108 million and Kardashian and Swift both more than 104 million.

Gomez also posted five of the most-liked photos of 2017, although the No. 1 spot went to Beyoncé for her pregnancy announcement in February. The stunning photo had received over 11.1 million likes as of Thursday.

Gomez's most-liked post was her September announcement that she had undergone a kidney transplant. The photo, which showed her with friend and donor Francia Raisa, received over 10.3 million likes.

I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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