Kylie Jenner had the strongest grip over the rankings, as four of the top posts are hers. Travis Scott pops up in a couple of them: One was a gallery post featuring photos of Scott, Jenner, and their daughter Stormi in honor of Scott’s birthday (which landed in fourth place after racking up a hair under 16 million likes).
The other one featured a pair of photos of Scott and Jenner dressed up (No. 10, 14.2 million likes). Also making the list as a late entry is Ariana Grande, whose December 20 post needed just about a week to accumulate 15.4 million likes and slide into sixth place on the list.
Beyond the influencer and music world, sports stars—soccer, in particular—racked up massive numbers on Instagram in 2020.
Posts from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi about the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona took up two of the top three spots, while another post from Ronaldo and a LeBron James post about Kobe Bryant’s death also made the top ten.
The death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman also rocked the 'Gram, with 2020's No. 2 post being from the account that confirmed his death.
Check out the entire list below:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo — post about Diego Maradona (November 25; 19.7 million likes)
2. Chadwick Boseman — post confirming his death (August 28, 2020; 19.1m)
3. Lionel Messi — post about Diego Maradona (November 25; 16.4m)
4. Kylie Jenner — birthday post for Travis Scott (April 30; 16.0m)
5. LeBron James — post about Kobe Bryant (January 27; 15.5m)
6. Ariana Grande — engagement announcement (December 20; 15.4m)
7. Kylie Jenner — photo of Stormi (March 27; 15.3m)
8. Kylie Jenner — video of Stormi (October 1; 14.5m)
9. Cristiano Ronaldo — birthday photo (February 5; 14.3m)
10. Kylie Jenner — photos of herself with Travis Scott (October 18; 14.2m)