US sensation Charli D’Amelio first to hit 100mn TikTok followers

San Francisco: American social media personality and dancer Charli D’Amelio has become the first creator to hit 100 million followers on the Chinese short-video making app TikTok.

To date, only two other TikTok creators have reached 50 million folllowers.

On TikTok, that makes her more than twice as big as Will Smith, three times as big as The Rock, four times as big as Selena Gomez, and five times as big as Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande.

D’Amelio reached 100 million subscribers in record time, reports The Verge.

“On YouTube, it took 14 years before any channel hit 100 million. D’Amelio only started posting to TikTok in May 2019, and the app has only been available since August 2018,” according to the report.

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This time last year, she had only six million followers on TikTok.

TikTok that faced intense backlash from the Donald Trump administration has begun to offer payouts to creators, but creators have so far been disappointed with the returns.

The US government granted Chinese short-video making app TikTok a 15-day extension to reach a deal with American buyers, according to a federal court filing.

This means that the deadline for ByteDance, TikTok’s Chinese parent company, to reach a deal with Oracle and Walmart has been extended from November 12 to November 27.

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