Most Liked Instagram Posts in 2020

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Most Liked Instagram Posts in 2020

2020 is almost over, which means it’s time for our yearly roundup of the most liked photos on Instagram.  

With one billion monthly active users on the app, Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms on the market. And with the introduction of brand-new features, will photos be overtaken by Reels? Either way, Instagram is here to stay and if we’re not posting, we are most definitely scrolling. 

So, have you been wondering if the famous egg from 2019 is still sat firmly at the top spot? Well, let’s find out! 

 

1. World Record Egg 

Yes, the world record egg has done it again! This tiny egg has continued to break the internet and Kylie Jenner’s previous record of 18 million likes. 

With almost 55 million likes on Instagram, it is going to take something truly special to beat it! 

world record egg
Image source: Instagram

 

2. XXXTentacion 

The second most liked photo on Instagram is from XXXTentacion. This image was the final post before his tragic death in 2018.  

This post has gained a further nine million likes since our blog last year, with fans continuing to show their love and appreciation of the artist. Now, the post has reached over 22 million likes. 

xxxtentacion
Image source: Instagram

 

3. Cristiano Ronaldo 

Just to warn you all – this won’t be the first or last time you see Ronaldo’s name pop up throughout this blog! 

First up, is a post dedicated to his friend and football legend, Diego Maradona, who sadly passed away. In just six days, the post amassed 19.3 million likes and the tribute was truly lovely. 

Cristiano Ronaldo
Image source: Instagram

 

4. Chadwick Boseman 

Another sad post. Chadwick’s family took to Instagram to share the news of his passing after a long battle with cancer.  

The image shared was a true reflection of his personality and character and the caption shows his dedication and love for his career. 

Chadwick Boseman
Image source: Instagram

 

5. Kylie Jenner 

The announcement of Stormi Webster’s arrival features yet again in this blog. The anticipation took over the Internet last year, so it is no surprise that it still remains in the top five liked posts on Instagram with over 18.5 million likes. 

Similarly to Christiano Ronaldo, expect to see a lot more of Kylie throughout this blog. 

Kylie Jenner
Image source: Instagram

 

6. Jennifer Aniston 

The Instagram post that had Friends fans from all over the world jumping up and down with excitement, Jennifer Aniston uploaded a selfie with her former co-stars.  

With over 16 million likes, Jen just missed out on making it into the top five.  

Jennifer Aniston
Image source: Instagram

 

7. Lionel Messi 

As well as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi also took to Instagram to pay tribute to a true inspiration to football, Diego Maradona.  

Lionel’s post takes the seventh spot with just over 16 million likes. 

Lionel Messi
Image source: Instagram

 

8. Kylie Jenner (again!) 

Yep, Kylie is in the top ten twice! But this time, it’s for wishing Travis Scott a happy birthday. 

With lots of sweet family snaps and a heartfelt caption dedicated to Stormi’s dad, the post received 15.9 million likes and plenty of emotional comments from fans. 

Kylie Jenner
Image source: Instagram

 

9. Tentree 

In a bid to create the world’s most sustainable Instagram post, tentree pledged to plant trees in exchange for likes.  

Although posted in April 2019, Instagram followers are continuing to like the post and tentree are still planting trees. With over 15.5 million likes and over half a million trees planted so far, we’d call it a huge success! 

tentree
Image source: Instagram

 

10. LeBron James 

January this year, we lost yet another sports hero. Kobe Bryant tragically lost his life alongside his daughter in a helicopter crash. The news shook the world, and his good friend and fellow sports star LeBron James took to Instagram to remember Kobe. 

The post received over 15 million likes. 

LeBron James
Image source: Instagram

 

11. Kylie Jenner 

Proving the influence of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie makes a third appearance in this list.  

Kylie simply shared a cute snap of her daughter Stormi surrounded by bubbles and unsurprisingly, racked up more than 15 million likes. 

Kylie Jenner
Image source: Instagram

 

12. Dwayne Johnson 

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shook the entire Internet when he announced he had got married!  

Making the announcement with a series of images from the wedding in Hawaii, the post gained over 14.5 million likes. How gorgeous do the happy couple look?! 

Dwayne Johnson
Image source: Instagram

 

13. Kylie Jenner 

The first video in this list is from the one and only Kylie Jenner.  

The video shows Kylie going to lie on Stormi’s lap, with Stormi cuddling into her whilst saying “don’t be afraid mommy”. Our hearts!  

Naturally, this video began a viral trend of parents filming themselves cuddling into their kids to see their sweet and heart-warming reactions. 

 

Kylie Jenner
Image source: Instagram

 

14. Selena Gomez 

Selena Gomez takes the 13th spot on our list of most liked Instagram posts in 2020, with a sunny selfie in Italy. 

The simple picture received over 14.4 million likes. 

Selena Gomez
Image source: Instagram

 

15. Selena, again! 

Two in a row! Selena is on our list again with a series of fun snaps alongside her friends at the beach. 

The pre-celebration of her friend’s wedding amassed 14 million likes. 

Selena Gomez
Image source: Instagram

 

16. Cristiano Ronaldo 

To celebrate his birthday, Cristiano uploaded a photo alongside his girlfriend and eldest son. The smiley snap received over 14.3 million likes and is Cristiano’s second post in this blog (so far!), compared to seven last year. 

Cristiano Ronaldo
Image source: Instagram

 

17. Kylie Jenner 

Kylie receives a lot of love on Instagram and this post was no different. Posing with Travis Scott, the image made it to number 17 with over 14.2 million likes! 

Kylie Jenner
Image source: Instagram

 

18. Kobe Bryant 

As we mentioned earlier in the post, Kobe tragically died at the beginning of this year. And the Instagram post which was shared that same day has continued to be filled with comments from fans and is continuing to increase with likes. 

Currently, the post has over 14.1 million likes. 

Kobe Bryant
Image source: Instagram

 

19. Cristiano Ronaldo 

The last one (of him, anyway!). The second video to make it onto the list of most liked Instagram posts of 2020 is of Cristiano exercising, alongside a motivational quote written in Spanish. 

Cristiano Ronaldo
Image source: Instagram

 

20. Kylie Jenner 

This blog wouldn’t be complete without ending on Kylie, would it? 

A loving image of mother and daughter, Kylie shared a photo of her giving her baby girl a kiss and with over 14 million likes, it seems like we weren’t the only ones to think it was super cute! 

Kylie Jenner
Image source: Instagram

 

That’s a wrap! We’re already excited to see who makes it on to next year's list. Who do you think will take the top spot for 2021? 

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