Selena Gomez is revealed as Instagram's most popular celebrity in 2016

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez has been the most popular celebrity on Instagram in 2016.

She has more followers than any other star, has had eight of the 10 most-liked celebrity photos and seven of the top 10 celebrity videos this year.

Releasing its figures for the year so far, the photo-sharing site says young female celebrities are the most successful users.

Selena Gomez has more than 103 million followers, more than any user except Instagram itself.

The 24-year-old is ahead of fellow pop singer Taylor Swift, who has just under 94 million followers.

She was 2015's top star on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

After them are two more singers, Ariana Grande and Beyonce, and then reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

The most followed man, at number six among celebrities, is Portugal and Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

It's been a difficult year for Selena Gomez, who had to cut her tour short to tackle her depression, which was caused by her struggle with lupus.

She attended the American Music Awards last month, where she urged fans to be true to their inner feelings.

"I don't want to see your bodies on Instagram," she said.

She also revealed in a Q&A that she "recently took 90 days off" from social media and didn't pick up her phone.

The singer also had a high-profile argument with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber on Instagram, who then shut his account down after arguing with his ex.

The Canadian singer recently called Instagram "hell".

Selena Gomez's most liked photo on Instagram was a promotion for Coca-Cola.

This is her second most popular picture on the site.

The most Instagrammed day of 2016 was Halloween and the most-used emoji in posts was the heart.

Hip-hop was the most "buzzed" about US music hashtag and key top moments included tributes to David Bowie after he died in January and fans mourning Prince after his sudden death in April.

Kendall Jenner had 2015's most popular photo.

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