Looking Back On The Most-Liked Instagram Photos Of 2019

With Instagram recently taking away the users’ ability to see how many likes a post gets late in 2019, they’re attempting to make the social site a more user-friendly platform. Before implementing that feature, the number of likes remained visible to a certain extent, and some websites such as brandwatch.com ranked the most liked photos on the social network. Looking back on 2019, how many of these most-liked posts do you remember?

Selena’s Simple Selfie

A simple selfie
selenagomez/Instagram
selenagomez/Instagram

Who knew a simple selfie could amass over 12 million likes on Instagram? Well, if your name is Selena Gomez, it seems as though anything is possible. The star has a strong following on the platform, so that explains it.

The star has consistently landed at the top of the list of most-liked Instagram photos for years. In 2018, it was a photo of her sipping a cocktail during New York Fashion Week. In 2017, Gomez shared a photo of her and her friend recovering after a successful kidney transplant. Fans are happy to see Gomez back in good health.

This Egg Has A Crack

this egg has a crack
world_record_egg/Instagram
world_record_egg/Instagram

Well, this is awkward. How does a picture of a cracked egg gain more likes than that picture you posted of your newborn child? If you ask us, we blame the internet.

There might be another picture of a different egg featured later on, but we won’t get your hopes up. The reason this picture received over 12.5 million likes is that the account World_Record_Egg used it for promotional purposes leading up to a huge marketing event.

Ronaldo Makes His Announcement

ronaldo
cristiano/Instagram
cristiano/Instagram

One of the most successful soccer stars in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo took the world by storm when he decided to take his talents to Juventus Football Club. The global sensation took to Instagram and posted this photo to make things social media official.

Even with the picture looking a bit photoshopped, that didn’t stop his fans from liking it 12.3 million times. The Juventus faithful are probably responsible for a good portion of those likes if you ask us.

RIP Mac Miller

Rest in peace
arianagrande/Instagram
arianagrande/Instagram

When Mac Miller tragically lost his life, the music industry stood still. Not just because it was an untimely death, but because Miller was beloved by other music artists, producers, and fans.

He began dating Ariana Grande in 2016 with Miller admitting Grande was the girl of his dreams. Due to Miller’s inability to handle his demons, Grande had to end the relationship. Not much time passed after authorities found Miller dead in his home. This is the first photo Grande posted of her past lover, which received over 12.7 million likes.

Ronaldo And His Lovely Family

and his family (1)
cristiano/Instagram
cristiano/Instagram

With Ronaldo being one of the most famous figures in sports, anything he posts pretty much racks up millions of likes. This 2019 family holiday portrait was no different and even hit over 12.7 million likes!

It’s a side of Ronaldo fans don’t get to see that often. You’re usually witnessing him screaming with passion as he scores an immaculate goal. Often times pictures involving kids do well on Instagram, so the soccer star posted a highly engaging photo for everyone to like.

Parker And Mr. Stark!

spider-man and iron man
tomholland2013/Instagram
tomholland2013/Instagram

“We did it Mr. Stark,” Tom Holland captioned this photo of him and Robert Downey Jr. If you’ve been living under a rock, don’t worry, we’ll explain it. Holland plays Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), while Downey had the pleasure of suiting up as Iron Man (Tony Stark).

Downey played a mentor to Holland in the films, so this is a meta post that sent all the fans into a frenzy when Holland posted it!

Baldwin And Bieber

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justinbieber/Instagram
justinbieber/Instagram

Surprisingly, Justin Bieber only appears on this list once, but it’s a very intimate post. He and his wife Hailey Baldwin tied the knot in 2019 and he posted this photo with one of the most sincere captions you’ve ever read.

“So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindly,” the singer continued. “I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity.” There was way more than that, but if we put anymore then you might shed a tear. Over 13.4 million people thought it was adorable.

Gomez Takes Italy

gomez again
selenagomez/Instagram
selenagomez/Instagram

This photo of Selena Gomez posing on a boat sailing through the canals of Italy received more likes than anyone could have anticipated. By that, we mean over 14.5 million to be more specific.

With well over 160 million followers, that can explain the enormous number of likes. Add in her sheer beauty combined with the aesthetics of the background and you have yourself a highly likable photo. Gomez says she was only trying to look like a Fellini film.

Can You Smellllllllll! What The Reception Is Cooking?

hawaii shot
therock/Instagram
therock/Instagram

Dwayne Johnson, the owner of the People’s Elbow, tied the knot with Lauren Hashian in Hawaii and the two looked stunning. They were so gorgeous that they accumulated over 14.6 million likes on Instagram.

Johnson is also one of the most followed accounts on Instagram, so that helps. That isn’t to say his large audience is why he received so many likes because this is a special moment that the two of them will remember forever.

Some Marvelous Costumes!

iron man as travis scott
kyliejenner/Instagram
kyliejenner/Instagram

It’s safe to call 2018 and 2019 the year of Marvel. Not only did they have the highest grossing movie ever, but people everywhere couldn’t get enough, and that includes Kylie and Travis Scott.

The couple jumped on the comic bandwagon and by doing such, they were able to grab over 13.6 million likes! The pair even gave Stormi a baby Thor outfit to make it more official. We have to admit, even if you aren’t a fan, this is pretty cute.

It’s Like You’re Always Stuck In Second Gear!

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jenniferaniston/Instagram
jenniferaniston/Instagram

On October 15, 2019, Jennifer Aniston sent Instagram users into a frenzy when she finally decided to join the social platform. She didn’t just make an account, Aniston posted a picture that would instantly send her first post to the upper echelon of 2019.

It was a Friends reunion! Something that every fan has patiently waited for since the show’s end, finally came to life on Instagram. There’s a reason it received over 15.3 million likes at the tail end of 2019.

Gomez Hits The Beach

on the beach
selenagomez/Instagram
selenagomez/Instagram

It just seems like Selena Gomez can post anything and get an absurd amount of likes. This time, she took to the beach with some friends and posted a carousel of photos, giving users more to look at.

It was a special occasion this time around, as the group celebrated her best friend’s engagement. The pictures look like what you and your friends would do after someone just got engaged. Having unsolicited fun on a beach is universal. The posse received over 14.5 million likes.

Like For A Tree

for each like
tentree/Instagram
tentree/Instagram

Finally, someone uses Instagram for good. Tentree posted this photo on April 22, 2019, attempting to get as many likes as they could for a greater cause. They weren’t looking for clout, but to make the world better.

“Join our mission to make the most sustainable post on the planet,” the caption continued. “Thank you to the millions who have lifted their fingers to start a movement to plant more trees.” Wow, if only everyone in the spotlight operated like this.

The Final XXX Post

rest in peace
xxxtentacion/Instagram
xxxtentacion/Instagram

Troubled late rapper XXXTentacion quickly became one of rap music’s most loved artist. Despite his troubling past and issues with the law, he amassed millions of fans that enjoyed his music.

After getting robbed and killed in his Bugatti while driving in Florida, his last post on Instagram gained an incredible amount of likes. The late rapper received 17.6 million likes and if you check right now, it’s still getting likes and comments. You have to admit, this upside down look is pretty creative.

Holding Onto Mom’s Thumb

stormi holding her moms thumb
kyliejenner/Instagram
kyliejenner/Instagram

If you can recall, this photo of Stormi holding her mom’s thumb was the most liked picture on Instagram. You have to admit, it’s an adorable photo and Kylie’s nails look picture perfect.

Stormi’s little fingertips are equally charming. Overall, this was one of Kylie’s better posts, which is why it took the crown as the number one liked photo on the social site. As cute as it was, it couldn’t compete with what comes next, even with 18.6 million likes…

The Most Famous Egg

record breaking egg
world_record_egg/Instagram
world_record_egg/Instagram

Out of nowhere, an anonymous poster wanted the world to try and break Kylie Jenner’s like record with an image of an egg. There was nothing special about this egg, as it was just a brown one.

The account asked the world to set a world record and it was an offer no one could turn down. The moment you saw it, all you had to do was double-tap and boom. It now has 53.9 million likes and counting.

Kylie And Stormi Receive All The Love

Kylie Jenner and Stormi top likes
kyliejenner/Instagram
kyliejenner/Instagram

It’s more than likely that you’re going to see plenty of the Kardashians and Jenners on this list. Kylie Jenner and her daughter Stormi have the 20th ranked most liked photo on Instagram.

Granted, this is an adorable picture. Stormi’s innocent gaze mixed with Kylie’s soft smile enabled this post to receive 12,234,660 likes and counting. Stormi is only six months old here, but she’s already an internet star by the looks of it and we’re okay with that.

One Month With Stormi

Stormi in hand
kyliejenner/Instagram
kyliejenner/Instagram

If you’re not a fan of Kylie Jenner, then we apologize. It isn’t our fault her pictures get more likes than every reader enjoying this post combined. The numbers hiked even higher after she had Stormi.

Here, we see Kylie holding Stormi after she turned one month. As a new parent, everything can be a milestone. Both of them look cozy as Kylie poses with Stormi bundled up in what looks like a fleece hooded onesie.

Stormi Dresses Up In Purple

a purple young stormi
kyliejenner/Instagram
kyliejenner/Instagram

For our next trick, we have a solo photo of Stormi. She’s dressed up in an outfit that resembles her mother’s 2019 Met Gala outfit and Kylie captioned it “My Baby! I can’t handle this!”

Well, the 12.8 million Instagram users couldn’t handle it either it seems, as they all hit that like button. It’s technically a Kylie post, but since Stormi is the sole figure in this photo so she deserves all the credit and attention it received.

Kylie With The Family

Travis Scott
kyliejenner/Instagram
kyliejenner/Instagram

Like we said, Kylie is all over the most liked photos from 2019. This time, she brought along her on and off again man, and the father of her child, Travis Scott.

Travis is one of the rap’s best acts, and its been that way for a few years now. The two aren’t seen together very often, so that can explain why this picture received over 13.3 million likes! “Watching you evolve into the partner, friend, son, and father you are today has been so fulfilling,” Kylie wrote.