Year-end report celebrates trends, creators, movements and moments in Singapore, powered by the community

SINGAPORE, December 7, 2021 - In celebration of a 2021-of-a-kind year made possible by entertainment driven by the community, today TikTok unveils Year On TikTok 2021, a year-end report that looks back on the trends, creators, movements and moments that made this year one to remember in Singapore and around the world.

TikTok is a unique place where culture starts and where creativity knows no bounds - where anyone can discover, create, and share content they love. In 2021, over 1 billion people turned to TikTok to be entertained, find and share their joy with others, and learn new things.

"There is something really special about the global community on TikTok that people just can't find anywhere else. For us, 2021 was a year for connection and we’ve seen people on TikTok laughing together, entertaining us, starting cultural phenomenons, and teaching us new things. It has been incredible to see the depths of entertainment and creativity from this community, and we're delighted to celebrate all the ways we have come together this year on TikTok," said Vanessa Pappas, Chief Operating Officer, TikTok.

Ask on TikTok

To celebrate users' own year on TikTok, starting today, TikTok has also launched Ask on TikTok, a new Q&A feature inviting users to look back on your most memorable moments in 2021. Users simply choose questions they want answered about their year in the app like "What was your 2021 highlight?" or "what was your happiest moment of 2021?" and answer it in a new creation or by sharing a previous TikTok video.

"It's been inspiring to see how our community has continued to grow and support one another this year. In Singapore, we've seen trends start and spread across For You feeds across a vibrant range of topics from mental health to pop culture. We're humbled to see how much joy TikTok has brought our community this year, and we're excited to experience more incredible moments as we continue this journey together," added Doreen Tan, User & Content Operations Manager, TikTok Singapore.

Year on TikTok 2021

FYFaves: Popular videos


  1. @joelchoozw - NDP2021 Dance
  2. @jazephua - "Squid Game" in real life
  3. @a.z.yx - Photo crop challenge

Around the World

  1. @totouchanemu - Dancing with a drone made us stay for this one.
  2. @nathanevanss - There once was a man... The Sea Shanty heard around the world.
  3. @youneszarou - A tasty take on photography.
  4. @cunhalucass - A casual trip to the aquarium.
  5. @a.z.yx - BRB, changing my PFP.

Powered by Joy: Videos that brought so much joy


  1. @daddyming - "How to use chopsticks" meme
  2. @tutiandyuki - Cute cat video
  3. @tigermiyaw - Let me raise a toast to the girl I love the most

Around the World

  1. @k_passionate - Wonder what a sea otter and you smiling sounds like? Watch this.
  2. @jongraz - Was it a bones or no bones day? Only a pug can tell.
  3. @edsheeran - Rehearse for the EUROs or make a TikTok?
  4. @randyfeltface - Only on TikTok will you find a puppet feeding a giraffe carrots.
  5. @noorstars - Visiting a family with too many house rules.

The Playlist: Popular songs


  1. "Beggin’" , @eatbooksg - Måneskin
  2. "The Magic Bomb (Questions I Get Asked)" [Extended Mix], @tylertennn  - Hoàng Read
  3. "Into The Thick Of It!"@halimkopi - The Backyardigans,

Around the World

  1. "Astronaut in the Ocean" , @jayprehistoricpets - Masked Wolf
  2. "Beggin'",@therealmaneskin- Måneskin
  3. "Adderall (Corvette Corvette)" , @justmaiko - Popp Hunna
  4. "SugarCrash!", @zuro_xuro - ElyOtto
  5. "STAY", @luckythirteenz- The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber

Breakthrough Stars: Creators, celebrities and public figures on the rise


  1. @daddyming - Father-son comedy with local TikTok star @mingweirocks
  2. @arianteo - Photo editing hacks
  3. @jazephua - "Squid Game" in real life

Around the World

  1. @khaby.lame - @khaby.lame
  2. @abbyroberts - @abbyroberts
  3. @BTS_official_bighit - @BTS_official_bighit
  4. @thedutchgoalkeeper - @thedutchgoalkeeper
  5. @angryreactions - @angryreactions 

Only on TikTok: Trends powered by TikTok features


  1. @thelifeofesy - TikTok Live
  2. @douglasokj - TikTok Live
  3. @doujiang.youtiao - PK Match Feature

Around the World

  1. @livbedumb - Inverted Filter
  2. @hilaryhyra - Versailles Run
  3. @alexmapeli - Retro - Vintage DV
  4. @andrewlarranaga - Duet 
  5. @robothighway - Buffering

Visit the Year of 2021 microsite for Singapore here, or download our press kit to learn more.


Join us as we celebrate the trends, moments and movements that made 2021-of-a-kind. Thank you for being part of the #YearOnTikTok !

♬ Year On TikTok 2021 - TikTok

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