Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry are slaying the social media game

We see it everyday—someone like Taylor Swift posts a picture on Instagram, and within seconds, thousands of likes and comments start pouring in. (Ever wonder what her notifications must look like?) In the game of social media, numbers matter most. So here are the musicians with the best social media numbers, as told by CBC Music.

That’s right, Taylor has over 176 million combined followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, placing her at the top of the chart. Justin Bieber isn’t too far behind her, with over 175 million, and Katy Perry comes in third with over 171 million. The lowest number on the top ten is Jennifer Lopez, who has over 102 million—which is still more than entire population of the Philippines, the 12th largest country in the world, for reference.

On Twitter alone, Katy Perry wins out with nearly 74 million followers; Shakira sits on top of the Facebook chart with more than 102 million followers, and Beyonce has 43 million on Instagram.

We’re just happy when our Instagram likes hit 11 so all the names change to a number.

Here are links to the top Twitter accounts so you can join in and add to the dominating numbers.

  1. @katyperry
  2. @justinbieber
  3. @taylorswift13
  4. @rihanna
  5. @ladygaga
  6. @jtimberlake
  7. @britneyspears
  8. @shakira
  9. @jlo
  10. @selenagomez

Oh, and don’t forget us, @maximumpop.

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Written by Jackie Kolgraf

I'm the lead style/beauty writer & U.S. content coordinator here at Maximum Pop!, where I get to combine my love for Louis Tomlinson with his love for Adidas. I hail from Boston, and I'm obsessed with my wiener dog, nail art trends, One Direction, and perfume samples. I believe in daily pizza.

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