TikTok is home to hundreds of millions of people, from dancers, teachers, and comedians to artists, postal workers, delivery drivers, and more. Since the beginning, TikTok's goal has always been to create a global platform where everyone can share creative, joyful, and inspiring moments while discovering and connecting with others.
Today, we're proud to celebrate one of these standout individuals for being the first TikTok creator EVER to hit 100 million followers. Congratulations to @charlidamelio!
In less than 18 months, Charli has grown into one of the most recognized and beloved TikTok creators in the world. While we're extremely proud of Charli and all that she has accomplished since she shared her first TikTok video in May 2019, we're most proud of her continued and unwavering commitment to herself and the TikTok community. Charli has inspired joy just by being herself, proving that, on TikTok, creative ideas matter more than social connections and people are celebrated for being their authentic selves.
In honor of Charli's 100 million TikTok milestone, we’re donating $100,000 in Charli's name to @AmericanDanceMovement, an organization committed to improving and increasing access to dance education in the US. On December 1, Charli will be announcing more details about the "Charli D'Amelio Dance Grant," including some of the community programs that will receive the grants.
"TikTok and the dance community mean so much to me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of you. So on this special milestone I am so grateful to be able to give back and celebrate aspiring dancers. I am so grateful for everything and I love you all." - Charli D'Amelio
We're so humbled that TikTok is Charli's creative home and excited to see what she accomplishes next. Congrats again, Charli!
Here's a look back at some of Charli's most creative and lovable moments on TikTok:
May 2019: Charli started her TikTok account with this video:
July 2019: Charli's first video that went viral on July 17, 2019:
February 2020: First dance trend she amplified in collaboration with @JalaiahHarmon:
February 2020: Charli featured in a @Sabra Hummus Super Bowl ad:
March 2020: Charli encourages the community to come together to stay safe and healthy by remaining apart with her #DistanceDanceChallenge, in partnership with P&G:
May 2020: Charli's most-liked TikTok video featured her parents, Heidi and Marc:
August 2020: Charli's 'uniquely Charli' interpretation of the WAP dance:
September 2020: Charli partnered with @JLo again to launch the #PaTiChallenge to promote the release of JLo and Maluma's set of song duets, “Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely.”
September 2020: Charli's gets her signature Dunkin' Donuts drink:
November 2020: Charli helped @BestFriendsAnimalSociety raise awareness for fostering and adopting: