Jason Derulo, Lizzo, Britney Spears and Shay Mitchell are among the big celebrities you can find on the dance craze–obsessed social media app TikTok. But they’re not the only accounts you need to be following. From beauty influencers and comedians to home chefs and musicians, we have compiled the 50 up-and-coming social media stars you should get to know.
Keep reading, because we're breaking down the must-watch TikTokers who have rising follower counts, as of July 2020.
Tabitha Brown (@iamtabithabrown)
The actress and vegan influencer took the social media world by storm and gathered 4.1 million followers with her delicious recipes. If you’re looking for some Southern charm and encouraging words during these tough times, she is a must-follow.
"You know what's so crazy? I had never wanted to do videos anyway," the vegan foodie said. "I never wanted to do anything with food. I had this dream, because I was sick. I was sick for a year and a half. And I wasn't able to audition anymore. I wasn't able to do my acting. I was depressed, I had anxiety. I had a dream while being sick. I saw myself on a show. I had my hair in a little afro and I was very happy and free. And I thought, 'OK God reveal that to me, what is that?' And in my prayer, I heard him say, 'Start doing videos.' I didn't want to do it. But I had also made a promise to God that if he had healed me, I would do whatever he asked. I said 'OK, I'll start doing videos.'"
Jason Derulo (@jasonderulo)
Fans were first introduced to the hitmaker in 2009, thanks to his debut single, “Whatcha Say.” In recent months, the recording artist gained popularity on TikTok with his high-quality stunt videos. In a recent interview, he revealed that he makes over $75,000 for each sponsored TikTok he posts.
Emmy Hartman (@emmwee)
The content creator first gained attention in 2017 when she went viral for filming her breakdown after getting pulled over by police and receiving a traffic ticket. During her rant, she coined the often-quoted TikTok phrase, “Karma got its kiss for me.” She has since gained a large following on TikTok with 1.5 million followers.
Nia Sioux (@niasioux)
You may recognize this star from her seven seasons on Dance Moms. Her 5.5 million followers enjoy watching her dance, complete challenges and collaborate with other popular TikTokers.
La’Ron Hines (@laronhinesofficial)
The actor and singer is finding major success on the app thanks to his series “Are You Smarter Than a Preschooler,” where he quizzes the children who attend his parents’ daycare business with simple questions. He also occasionally treats his 1.7 million followers to covers and mashups of popular songs.
Hyram Yarbro (@skincarebyhyram)
If you ever find yourself on skincare TikTok, you’re going to see Hyram -- he’s considered the skincare king of this app. His 4.7 million followers rely on his skincare recommendations, tips and tricks for combating acne, learning how to properly exfoliate and more.
Brittany Broski (@brittany_broski)
In a 2019 viral video, the TikToker shared her reactions to different kombucha brands. Her reactions helped her amass more than 4.7 million followers and earned her the nickname “Kombucha Girl.”
Loren Gray (@lorengray)
People who aren’t even on TikTok have heard of Gray. She was recently in Taylor Swift’s “The Man” music video and she was also the face of Betsey Johnson’s latest prom collection. The aspiring pop star is also the most-followed person on TikTok with over 45 million followers.
Travawyn Taylor (@schoollunchtray)
The 17-year-old comedian keeps his 2.4 million followers laughing with his point-of-view, or POV, videos. His fans also love seeing TikToks that include his mother. Her personal TikTok account is @schoollunchlady.
Isaiah Xavier (@isaiahxavier10)
Using the word “talented” to describe the up-and-coming TikTok star would be an understatement. This influencer’s 2.4 million followers stay tuned into his profile to peep his acting and dance skills. His videos have also garnered attention from accomplished filmmakers, including Jordan Peele, Matthew Cherry and Rian Johnson.
Linda and Grey Meeker (@greyandmama)
The adorable mother-son duo first went viral for Grey’s appreciation of his mother’s cooking. Together, they now have 4.2 million followers who are eager to see what’s for dinner.
Zach Jelks (@undos)
When the social media star isn’t making waves in TikTok’s most iconic love-triangle, with @thereal_tati and @devincaherly, he is making his fans laugh or showing off his moves in his dance videos. As of July 2020, he has 3.4 million TikTok followers.
Tatayanna Mitchell (@thereal_tati)
This 21-year-old Michigan-based TikToker gained popularity with her hilarious “duet” reaction videos. Her 2.9 million followers are also invested in her possible love triangle with fellow TikTok influencers @undos and @devincaherly.
If you ever find yourself looking for a way to brighten your day or get fashionable outfit inspiration, check out this popular TikToker. His 2 million followers love his page, and you will too.
Quenlin Blackwell (@quen.blackwell)
This Texan got her start on Vine and made a successful transition to TikTok. The influencer, who also shares beauty and comedy videos on YouTube, is a vocal mental health advocate.
Sarah Lugor (@shreksdumpster)
The 19-year-old TikTok star keeps her 2.3 million followers coming back with her relatable POV videos and her comedic takes on the opposite sex.
Challan Trishann (@challxn)
This model is a well-known TikToker who went viral for showing off her stunning side profile. Trishann shares stories from her life, POV videos and her gorgeous makeup and hair looks.
Jalaiah Harmon (@jalaiahharmon)
This TikToker made history when she created the viral “Renegade” dance craze, but it took awhile for her to get proper recognition. She had the opportunity to perform at the 2020 NBA All Star Basketball game and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and as of July 2020, she has 2.4 million followers and counting.
"It makes me feel good because now they know who made it," the 14 year old said. "I'm really proud."
Tre Clements (@treclements)
This 19-year-old TikTok user got a lot of attention for his insane dance moves and his ability to jump several feet into the air. His 2.6 million followers love when he “duets” their videos.
Austin Hines (@saucey_austin)
This influencer has 1.2 million followers on TikTok. Austin is most known for his dancing videos with his sister (@kennilove03) and dad (@mystakinfolk).
Keara Wilson (@keke.janajah)
Have you tried to learn the viral “Savage Challenge” dance? Well, you can, thank this talented TikToker for the choreography. Her dance moves captured the attention of Megan Thee Stallion and, as of July 2020, she now has 1.5 million followers.
Ayla Davis (@aylagayla)
This Florida TikToker is making her 194K followers laugh with her “Horse Girl” alter ego. Ayla also enjoys making dance videos and “What I Would Wear Based on Our Date” sketches.
Madison Z. (@madozilla)
Need a laugh during these tough times? Madison will keep you smiling with her POV videos, reaction videos and hilarious responses to the comments she gets. Her follower count is currently at 1.8 million and growing every day.
Cristian Dennis (@cristiandennis)
Watch this stunning TikTok star serve looks and slay dance crazes. Cristian’s 4.5 million followers cannot get enough of their good energy.
Nathan Smith (@nathns)
Nathan is a popular dancer who got his start on the app in 2018 and now has 1.1 million followers. He gained a large following when he posted his creative approach to the “I’m Legit” challenge.
Tyler Bott (@tybottofficial)
This high-energy TikToker keeps his 2.4 million followers laughing with his straight-to-camera comedic takes.
Ava Tocloo (@cutiethiccckums)
This TikToker, known for her spot-on lip-sync and comedy videos, garnered more than a million likes for her video “Me trying to do simple math in 2nd grade.”
This 16-year-old up-and-coming comedian is taking the app by storm with his hilarious personality, story times and “duets.” His fanbase is growing and he currently has over 188K followers.
Mikayla Nogueira (@mikaylanogueira)
The Massachusetts-based beauty TikToker rose to fame for her videos on how to create flawless-looking skin. Her almost 850K followers love her product recommendations and colorful makeup looks.
Arthur Fabbro (@1800loveclub)
His 254K TikTok followers know him as “the handsome fruit guy.” This singer-songwriter’s page is split between videos of his music and demonstrations on how he cuts every type of fruit, from bananas to avocados.
This teacher is documenting what it’s like to be a Black man living in Japan, teaching English to kindergarten-age children to his over 500K followers. His videos vary from adorable recreations of conversations he’s had with his students to educational videos about Japanese culture, to teaching young children about race.
Fans first got a taste of this TikToker’s humor with his viral video declaring that “all men are trash” except for himself and “Timothée Shablagoo.” Shacrow is of course referring to the apple of every girl on TikTok’s eye, actor Timothée Chalamet.
When she isn’t dancing or dueting videos from her fans, this tatted TikToker frequently posts questions from her 1.5 million followers for her young daughter to answer.
Claudia Conway (@claudiamconway)
Kellyanne Conway’s daughter is on the app, but don’t expect a mini version of her mom. Conway is not shy about sharing her anti-racist, left-leaning political views, or her recreations of various viral TikTok dances, with her almost 218K followers.
Kate Hudson (@katehudson007)
No, this isn’t the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress’s account. This Kate Hudson is the mother to Eliza, a girl with cancer. This mama documents her daughter’s life at home and in the hospital. While a lot of these videos will melt your heart, her over 738K fans know more than a few of them will reduce you to tears.
Maggie DeBruin (@mamadebruin)
The mother-daughter duo delight their over 132K followers with cool at-home experiments, silly ASMR videos, guessing games and nail polish recommendations.
Courtney Parchman (@averagefashionbloggerr)
She says exactly what she’s thinking and that’s why her almost 250K followers are obsessed with her wacky videos that range from train of thought shorts to funny skits.
This glamorous, deaf TikToker posts videos practicing her acrylic nail skills, dances as she gives the American Sign Language versions of popular songs and teaches ASL phrases to her almost 440K followers.
Who can resist a toddler who cooks? This pint-sized chef makes all sorts of meals -- with a lot of help from his mom! Kobe’s 1 million fans love watching him sample ingredients and babble to his mom and dog while making food for his family. Plus, he wears an adorably tiny chef’s hat!
Starr McQueen (@starr_mcqueen_)
This self-love spreading, self-appointed “fairy godMUVA” is the positive influence you need on your For You page. Their over 264K followers can’t get enough of this gender non-conforming TikToker’s daily affirmation videos and confidence-boosting reminders.
This New Jersey-based mother-daughter duo are all about crafting, shopping, cooking and speaking in exaggerated Jersey accents. They’re a fun follow if you want to learn how to do everything from teasing your hair to making the perfect macaroni and cheese.
Brooke Averick (@ladyefron)
She’s a preschool teacher by day and the queen of hilariously embarrassing summer camp and bat mitzvah stories by night. Whether she’s begging her followers for compliments or reading her brother’s elementary school journals out loud, Averick is one of the funniest people you can follow on this app.
Erin Jones (@erinsamjo)
The self-described “aggressively positive” TikToker is known for accepting weird challenges from her followers. Some of those include gluing tiny plastic babies, feathers and rhinestones to her face, hairspraying her shoulder-length hair until it stands up straight and painting her skin various colors and designs.
Stacy Thiru @stacythiru
The digital creator’s 950K followers enjoy her humorous recreations of conversations she’s had with her parents and her chats about daily life. If that wasn’t enough, she’s not shy about sharing her beauty routine as well tips and tricks that are all delivered with her fun-loving flair.
She is an actress with a passion for educating her over 60K followers about transgender rights, activism and the every day microaggressions the trans community deals with.
This beautiful blended family of three will give you all the feels with their TikTok challenges and videos about everyday life. Check out their series “Good vs Bad,” where the couple quizzes their child, Ruby, about behaviors, superheroes and more.
Nick Daly (@nick_t_daly)
The University of Michigan student with 67K followers has all the makings of a future Broadway star and is definitely one to watch. Scroll through his TikTok page to hear him sing samples from hit shows like Hamilton, Sweet Charity and West Side Story.
Kellie Herron (@_carsongang_)
Is there anything better than watching a toddler try different foods for the first time? Carson’s mom manages this account, and she shares hilarious videos of her young son trying new foods.
Jonny Morales (@jonnym0rales)
This content creator with 490K followers shares videos educating his girlfriend about Mexican culture. When they’re not sampling Mexican candy or cooking in the kitchen with his mother, Cleo, Morales makes funny skits with his family and friends.
Julia Kelley (@yourmomshoroscope)
She’s an astrologer with 59K followers and a flair for making it all make sense. Not only can she explain what Mercury in retrograde means, she can explain what your sign is like when your in love and decode the way your crush is trying to flirt with you based on their sign.