Charli D’Amelio (born May 1, 2004) is an American social media personality and dancer. She uploaded her first dance videos in 2019 and by March 2020 was TikTok’s most-followed account. Her account in July 2020 had over 69 million followers.
D’Amelio’s career began on TikTok in the summer of 2019, uploading dance videos to trending songs on the platform. Her first TikTok was a lip-syncing video with her friend. She acquired over 66.3 million TikTok followers, 21.2 million Instagram followers, 5.06 million YouTube subscribers, and 2.4 million Twitter followers. She became the most-followed account on TikTok, surpassing previous most-followed individual, Loren Gray, on March 25, 2020.
In 2019, former Sony Music executive Barbara Jones signed D’Amelio to her management company, Outshine Talent. In January 2020, D’Amelio signed with talent agency UTA. She appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for Sabra Hummus along with other celebrities. She was invited to attend Super Bowl LIV and meet Jennifer Lopez to create the TikTok challenge “J Lo Super Bowl Challenge.” In January 2020 D’Amelio was called TikTok’s “reigning queen” by the New York Times.
On June 17, 2020, she created an alter ego on TikTok by the name of Barley D’Amelio, where she posts less-professional content. The account has amassed over 3.9 million followers, with the handle @barleydamelio123454321. As of July 09, 2020, her main account had accumulated 68 million followers.