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This list contains the top 20 posts with the most likes on the photo and video-sharing social networking service Instagram. The most-liked post on Instagram is a photo of an egg, which has been liked by over 55 million different accounts as of November 2022.[1][2] The like function has been removed in certain countries, such as Australia, in a trial to reduce the negative effects of "competition" on the platform.[3]

Current record

On January 4, 2019, the account @world_record_egg posted a photo of an egg with the specific purpose of surpassing the then most-liked Instagram post, a picture of Kylie Jenner's daughter with 18.6 million likes.[4] The photo of the egg was originally taken by Serghei Platanov, who then posted it to Shutterstock on June 23, 2015, with the title "eggs isolated on white background."[5] The creator of the @world_record_egg account was Chris Godfrey, an advertising creative, and his friends CJ Brown and Alissa Khan-Whelan.[6][7]

On January 14, 2019, the egg post became the most-liked post on Instagram, to which the egg's account owner wrote "This is madness. What a time to be alive."[8] Kylie Jenner, responded with a video on Instagram of her cracking an egg open with the caption: "Take that little egg."[9][10] The egg's original photographer was surprised by his photo's popularity, writing, "Egg is just an egg."[5]

Top 20 posts

The following table lists the top 20 most-liked posts on Instagram.

Five accounts have more than one of the most-liked posts in the top 20: Lionel Messi has five, Cristiano Ronaldo has four, while Billie Eilish, Kylie Jenner, and Tom Holland each have two.

Rank Account name Owner Post description Post Likes
(millions)
Date posted
(UTC)
1 @world_record_egg Chris Godfrey Photo of an egg [1] 56.0 January 4, 2019
2 @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo Photo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi playing chess, advertising for Louis Vuitton [2] 40.9 November 19, 2022
3 @cristiano
@georginagio
Cristiano Ronaldo
Georgina Rodríguez
Their twins pregnancy announcement [3] 32.6 October 28, 2021
4 @leomessi Lionel Messi Photo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo playing chess, advertising for Louis Vuitton [4] 31.1 November 19, 2022
5 @xxxtentacion XXXTentacion Final post before his death [5] 30.2 May 20, 2018
6 @arianagrande Ariana Grande Photos from her wedding with Dalton Gomez [6] 26.3 May 26, 2021
7 @zendaya Zendaya Happy birthday post to Tom Holland [7] 25.6 June 1, 2022
8 @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner Second pregnancy announcement [8] 24.8 September 8, 2021
9 @tomholland2013 Tom Holland Recreating the famous Spider-Man meme with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield [9] 24.7 February 23, 2022
10 @leomessi Lionel Messi Photo after 2022 FIFA World Cup game against Mexico [10] 23.4 November 26 ,2022
11 @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner Photo of her daughter with her newborn brother [11] 22.9 February 6, 2022
12 @billieeilish Billie Eilish Reveal of her blonde hair [12] 22.6 March 17, 2021
13 @leomessi Lionel Messi First post after signing with PSG [13] 21.8 August 11, 2021
14 @leomessi Lionel Messi Photo with the Copa América trophy [14] 21.7 July 11, 2021
15 @billieeilish Billie Eilish Vogue photoshoot [15] 21.7 May 2, 2021
16 @leomessi Lionel Messi Post announcing his departure from FC Barcelona during a press conference [16] 21.0 August 8, 2021
17 @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo Photo of him with his newborn daughter [17] 20.8 April 30, 2022
18 @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo Photo after 2022 FIFA World Cup game against Ghana [18] 20.6 November 25 ,2022
19 @tomholland2013 Tom Holland Happy birthday post to Zendaya [19] 20.4 September 1, 2021
20 @thv V Photos of his dog Yeontan [20] 20.4 December 7, 2021
As of 27 November 2022

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi, also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record seven Ballon d'Or awards, a record six European Golden Shoes, and in 2020 was named to the Ballon d'Or Dream Team. Until leaving the club in 2021, he had spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he won a club-record 35 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles and four UEFA Champions Leagues. A prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (474), most goals in a La Liga and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and the UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (192), a La Liga season (21) and the Copa América (17). He also holds the record for most international goals by a South American male (93). Messi has scored over 785 senior career goals for club and country, and has the most goals by a player for a single club (672).

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains the Portugal national team. He is currently a free agent. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballon d'Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, the most by a European player. He has won 32 trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, and the UEFA European Championship. Ronaldo holds the records for most appearances (183), goals (140), and assists (42) in the Champions League, goals in the European Championship (14), international goals (118), and international appearances by a European (193). He is one of the few players to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances, and has scored over 800 official senior career goals for club and country. He is the only male player to score in five World Cup tournaments.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell is an American singer-songwriter. She first gained public attention in 2015 with her debut single "Ocean Eyes", written and produced by her brother Finneas O'Connell, with whom she collaborates on music and live shows. In 2017, she released her debut extended play (EP), titled Don't Smile at Me. Commercially successful, it reached the top 15 of record charts in numerous countries, including the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Kristen Jenner is an American media personality, socialite, and businesswoman. She starred in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians from 2007 to 2021 and is the founder and owner of cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics. She is the third-most-followed person on Instagram.

Tom Holland

Tom Holland

Thomas Stanley Holland is an English actor. His accolades include a British Academy Film Award, three Saturn Awards, a Guinness World Record and an appearance on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list. Some publications have called him one of the most popular actors of his generation.

Instagram egg

Instagram egg

The Instagram egg is a photo of an egg posted by the account @world_record_egg on the social media platform Instagram. It became a global phenomenon and an internet meme within days of its creation. It is the most-liked Instagram post and in 2019 was the most-liked online post on any website in history. The owner of the account was revealed to be Chris Godfrey, an advertising creative, who later worked with his two friends Alissa Khan-Whelan and CJ Brown on a Hulu commercial featuring the egg, intended to raise awareness of mental health.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly known as Louis Vuitton, is a French high-end luxury fashion house and company founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label's LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury bags and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world's leading international fashion houses. It sells its products through standalone boutiques, lease departments in high-end departmental stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website.

XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion

Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, known professionally as XXXTentacion and commonly referred to as simply X, was an American rapper and singer-songwriter. Though a controversial figure due to his widely publicized legal troubles, XXXTentacion gained a cult following among his young fanbase during his short career with his depression- and alienation-themed music. Critics and fans often credit him for his musical versatility, with his music exploring emo, trap, trap metal, nu metal, indie rock, lo-fi, hip hop, R&B, and punk rock. He is considered to be a leading figure in the emo rap and SoundCloud rap genres which garnered mainstream attention during the mid-to-late 2010s.

Killing of XXXTentacion

Killing of XXXTentacion

During the afternoon of June 18, 2018, American rapper Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, known professionally as XXXTentacion, was murdered in an apparent robbery just outside RIVA Motorsports, an upscale seller of motorcycles and watercraft in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He was shot multiple times in the neck and was in critical condition before being pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her four-octave vocal range has received critical acclaim, and her personal life has been the subject of widespread media attention. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two Grammy Awards, one Brit Award, one Bambi Award, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, nine MTV Video Music Awards, and 30 Guinness World Records.

Zendaya

Zendaya

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is an American actress and singer. She has received various accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world on its annual list in 2022.

Historical most-liked posts

The following table lists the last ten posts that were once the most-liked post on Instagram, with the number of likes as they were when the top spot was reached.

  Current record
Account name Owner Post description Post Likes
(millions)
Date posted
(UTC)
Date achieved Days held
@world_record_egg Chris Godfrey Photo of an egg [1] 55.9 January 4, 2019[1] January 14, 2019 1,417
@kyliejenner Kylie Jenner First photo of her daughter [2] 11.3 February 6, 2018[11] February 7, 2018 341
@beyonce Beyoncé Pregnancy announcement [3] 6.3 February 1, 2017[12] February 1, 2017 371
@selenagomez Selena Gomez Coca-Cola advertisement [4] 3.7 June 25, 2016[13] July 12, 2016 575
@justinbieber Justin Bieber Kiss with Selena Gomez [5] 3.5 March 19, 2016[14] May 4, 2016 69
@kendalljenner Kendall Jenner Heart-shaped hairdo [6] 3.5 May 25, 2015[15] June 26, 2015 313
@kimkardashian Kim Kardashian Wedding kiss with Kanye West [7] 1.9 May 27, 2014[16] May 29, 2014 393
@justinbieber Justin Bieber Hug with Selena Gomez [8] 1.5 January 4, 2014[16] ~145
@justinbieber Justin Bieber Post with Will Smith [9] 1.4 August 15, 2013[17] ~142
@justinbieber Justin Bieber Post with his siblings [10] 0.06 December 29, 2011[18]
As of 20 November 2022

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Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Kristen Jenner is an American media personality, socialite, and businesswoman. She starred in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians from 2007 to 2021 and is the founder and owner of cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics. She is the third-most-followed person on Instagram.

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Beyoncé's boundary-pushing artistry and vocals have made her the most influential female musician of the 21st century, according to NPR. Her success has led to her becoming a cultural icon and earning her the nickname "Queen Bey".

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Selena Marie Gomez is an American singer, actress and film producer. Gomez began her acting career on the children's television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004). As a teenager, she rose to prominence for starring as Alex Russo on the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012). Alongside her television career, Gomez appeared in the films Another Cinderella Story (2008), Princess Protection Program (2009), Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009), Ramona and Beezus (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), The Dead Don't Die (2019), and A Rainy Day in New York (2019). She also voiced the character Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise (2012–2022).

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola, informally known as Coke, is a carbonated soft drink manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company. Originally marketed as a temperance drink and intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century by John Stith Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1888, Pemberton sold Coca-Cola's ownership rights to Asa Griggs Candler, a businessman, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the global soft-drink market throughout the 20th and 21st century. The drink's name refers to two of its original ingredients: coca leaves and kola nuts. The current formula of Coca-Cola remains a closely guarded trade secret; however, a variety of reported recipes and experimental recreations have been published. The secrecy around the formula has been used by Coca-Cola in its marketing as only a handful of anonymous employees know the formula. The drink has inspired imitators and created a whole classification of soft drink: colas.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer. Bieber is recognized for his genre-melding musicianship and has played an influential role in modern-day popular music. He was discovered by American record executive Scooter Braun and signed with RBMG Records in 2008, gaining recognition with the release of his debut seven-track EP My World (2009) and soon establishing himself as a teen idol.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Nicole Jenner is an American model, media personality, and socialite. She is a daughter of Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner, and rose to fame in the reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Jenner began modelling at the age of 14. After working in commercial print ad campaigns and photoshoots, she had breakout seasons in 2014 and 2015, walking the runways for high-fashion designers during the New York, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks. Jenner has appeared in campaigns, editorials, and cover shoots for LOVE and various international Vogue editions, and is a brand ambassador for Estée Lauder.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Kimberly Noel Kardashian is an American media personality, socialite, and businesswoman. She first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after the sex tape Kim Kardashian, Superstar, shot in 2003 with her then-boyfriend Ray J, was released in 2007. Later that year, she and her family began to appear in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007–2021). Its success led to the formation of the spin-off series Kourtney and Kim Take New York (2011–2012), Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (2009–2013), and Hulu's The Kardashians (2022).

Kanye West

Kanye West

Ye is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer. He is regarded as one of the most influential hip hop artists and producers.

Will Smith

Will Smith

Willard Carroll Smith II, also known by his stage name The Fresh Prince, is an American actor and rapper. He began his career starring as a fictionalized version of himself on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996). Noted for his work in film, television, and music, Smith has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award and four Grammy Awards. As of 2022, his films have grossed over $9.3 billion globally, making him one of Hollywood's most bankable stars.

Source: "List of most-liked Instagram posts", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, December 1st), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-liked_Instagram_posts.

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