Designed and developed for teenagers and adults who love music, videos, and social media, the Tiktok app is popular in the US and across Asia too. It is having its effect all over the world. If you take social media app Snapchat and combine it with the popular karaoke app Smule, you will get Tiktok. It is a hugely famous short-video-based social networking app. Here, hundreds and thousands of young teenage influencers broadcast their way to internet stardom.
Even if you are not the core audience of Tiktok, you’d probably recall watching January’s hit ‘Karma is a bitch’ meme. The selfie video meme circulated all over the internet and was trending. People who participated in this meme challenge recorded themselves undergoing an impressive makeover. And reciting the phrase ‘Karma is a bitch.’ This video was a sensational hit all over China and globally too, and originated on Tiktok Musical.ly.
Tiktok Musical.ly is one of such few apps to come out of China and make it big in the United States. The previous statistics had it otherwise. Chinese apps failed to make its presence on the US market until Tiktok. This app was first developed and designed in 2014 by two Chinese programmers Alex Zhu and Luyu Yang. Their headquarter is located in Shanghai, China. Later, post its popularity Chinese tech company ByteDance bought Tiktok for more than US$800 million in November 2017.
Tiktok Musical.ly is one of such few apps to come out of China and make it big in the United States. The previous statistics had it otherwise; Chinese apps failed to make its presence on the US market until Tiktok. This app was first developed and designed in 2014 by two Chinese programmers Alex Zhu and Luyu Yang and is headquartered in Shanghai, China. Later, post its popularity Chinese tech company ByteDance bought Tiktok for more than US$800 million in November 2017.
With more than 200 billion active users, Tiktok has helped to launch the careers of the new generation of influencers as young as 13 years old. Most of its active users are based in North America. However, the app is highly popular throughout Asia as well. As the title suggests, we will talk about some Asian Tiktokers who’ve marked their presence Tiktok sensations in this article.
Famous Asian Stars on Tiktok
Mentioned below are some of the top Asian Tiktok stars who have a huge fan following behind them. We have researched and tried to present you with the best of the Tiktok stars.
- An Eun-eu (@Euneeew):
An Eun-eu is a South-Korean lip-syncer, makeup reviewer and travel vlogger. He is also a look-alike of South-Korean actor Song Joong-ki. An mostly performs in the songs of Nicki Minaj and Kesha, as well as some K-pop numbers.
In addition to this, he also shares his thoughts on almost everything. From his travel experiences to the latest line of Kylie Jenner’s lip glosses.
- Wengie (@wengie):
Just like most of the app’s top musers, a 32-years old Wengie, whose real name is Huang Wen-jie, formerly launched her career as a vlogger on YouTube. Before she started lip-syncing in Tiktok Musical.ly.
Born and raised in Guangzhou, Southern China, Huang is currently based in Australia. He has a fan following of 2.61 million on Tiktok where she also performs to her own original music.
- Jin Jun (@jin0801):
Jin Jun from China may seem like a caricature with his frizzy curly hair. He reminds us of the Sideshow Bob from ‘The Simpsons.’ The Shanghai-based blogger cum personality is well-known for his swaggy and smooth hip-hop dance moves. In addition to this, Jin has also collaborated with top brands like Ikea and Ecko.
- Zach King (@zachking):
Zach King, a Eurasian with over 11.8 million followers on Tiktok, is one of many such social media stars who made the move to the Tiktok app when Vine shut down.
King, who is based in Los Angeles, is best known for his 6 seconds magic videos on the Vine app. And now he is ready to bring his unique brand of comedy to the new audience of GenZennials on Tiktok.
- Jennifer Tran (@thailiians):
You might be thrilled to hear the Canadian-based Jennifer Tran was 12 years old when she started her career as a social media star. He first launched himself on Instagram and Musical.ly. Now, Tran who is Chinese, Thai, Dominican, Italian and German descent, is 15. He has more than 7.14 million followers on Tiktok where she performs to tracks by artists like Madeintyo.
- Nagma Mirajkar (@nagmaa):
Nagma Mirajkar is one of the top Indian musers and fashion blogger. She performs to Bollywood soundtracks and musicals, also American hip hops.
With much more than 1.43 million followers on Tiktok, the 26-years old Nagma’s life changed overnight. Post her popularity on the Tiktok app.
- Farhan Khan (@Fizuliyat):
Presumably the most unlikely one of the bunch, Farhan Khan is a homeopathic doctor based in India. With 8.15 million followers on Tiktok, the Indian muser mostly performs on soulful Bollywood ballads in his series of lip-syncs. In 2017, Tiktok fans voted him as their favorite Indian muser.
CONCLUSION: Tiktok has provided these young and growing talents with a whole lot of opportunities they could never think of. Some of the Tiktok stars have grown off to become the leading social media sensation. Whereas some of them have even bagged their place on some movies. This is really amazing!
Tiktok has yet again proved itself to be the best platform for these youngsters to showcase their talent and creativity. Not to forget to entertain all of us from their videos. Though Tiktok has had past bad experiences, it has surely been a great platform for new and growing talent. Everything has a good and bad side, and it completely depends upon us how we take it. If we want it good, we get it good. So, for the people who are using Tiktok the better way, it is a platform they can’t miss. It’s understandable why the craze of Tiktok is rising rapidly.