Charli D’Amelio could have constructed a dancing dynasty, however she has been unseated because the most-followed TikTok account by a comic who by no means says a phrase.
Khaby Lame, a Senegalese-born 22-year-old dwelling in Italy, swept previous D’Amelio Wednesday night time to a present follower rely of 142.6 million to D’Amelio’s 142.3 million.
Lame rose to prominence by leveraging TikTok’s duet characteristic to react to overcomplicated “life hacks.” He would full the duty merely and in silence, his massive eyes and disenchanted frown a common stand-in for the viewers’s exasperation. His latest content material has turn into extra elaborate, and he has expanded to incorporate skits and collaborations with different creators. A marketing campaign to nab Lame the highest spot, led primarily by TikTok consumer Noah Glenn Carter, was accompanied by a hashtag: #khabytonumberone.
Lame’s star is on the rise offline, too. After asking the TikTokker to grace their runway at Milan Trend Week in September 2021, BOSS introduced in January that they’ve signed a multi-year partnership with Lame. Final week, he dropped a capsule assortment with the style home that features a doll of himself.
For years, the net creator house has been dominated by white creators (assume Addison Rae and the D’Amelio’s on TikTok and Pewdiepie, MrBeast, David Dobrik, and the Paul Brothers on YouTube). It is thrilling to lastly see a Black creator clinch the highest spot on essentially the most downloaded app on the planet.
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