TikTok shares the top 100 creators, trends and videos in Australia from 2020

Viral video platform TikTok has today released a year in review, sharing lists of the most popular creators and videos in Australia during 2020. The lists also include rising local talent and Australian videos that went viral overseas.

It was hard to avoid TikTok in 2020. The fastest growing social media platform in the world has exploded locally. Survey results from Roy Morgan say 2.5 million Australians are using TikTok. This is over a 50 percent increase in Australia in 2020 alone.

So how has the video sharing network influenced Australian culture and life during a year of lockdowns? How have teenagers amassed followings of hundreds of millions of devoted fans? What local creators and musicians are using the platform to grow careers?

See the top performing content and creators below:

The TikTok videos Australians loved in 2020 

 

@bellapoarchTo the 🐝 🐝 🐝 #fyp♬ M to the B – Millie B

  1. The rising Australian stars of TikTok in 2020

 

  1. Locally-made TikTok videos that the world went wild for 

 

@outdoorkindaguyWait for the wave to hit the camera 🤯😍🔥…. #ocean #satisfying #gopro #australia #natureathome #heapsgood #amazing♬ Lose Control – Meduza & Becky Hill & Goodboys

  1. The TikTok trends that took over Australia 

 

@sophie.monkNailed it 😂🙈 #fleetwoodmac #dreamschallenge♬ original sound – Sophie Monk. Teach me TikTok

  1. The most followed Australian music acts on TikTok in 2020
  • @sia, Adelaide born international superstar of art pop. 
  • @thenewclassic, Iggy Azalea is from Sydney, left for the US when she was 16 and has gone on to be a recognisable face in the American hip hop scene. 
  • @mmiiaax, 18 year old Mia Rodriguez is a Sydney based pop artist who’s grown up making content online. 
  • @kimdrac, Kim Dracula is a 22 year old, Hobart based Trap Metal/Hardcore artist. 
  • @troyesivan, Troye Sivan is a pop and pride icon of today, huge cult following.
  • @peachprc, Peach has built a massive following sharing relatable stories from her life, comedy and showing off her musical talent.
  • @5sos, 5 Seconds of Summer are global pop rock hit makers, originating from Sydney. 
  • @thekidlaroi, The Kid Laroi grew up in Sydney and is of Indigenous heritage. 
  • @jaycee, Perth based RnB artist Jaycee brings a DIY flare to his music, producing his own beats. 
  • @timmytrumpet, Timmy Trumpet is an electronic producer and DJ, famous for infusing electronic music with jazz.

 

  1. Australia’s favourite songs to make TikToks with

 

  1. The ‘strayan TikToks we could all relate to

 

  1. Australian foodie creators who had our mouths watering 

 

  1. The Aussie fashion and beauty creators who went viral

 

  1. The Australian sports and fitness creators who brought the game to us

 

“While things have been tough in many ways, Australians have joined people from around the globe to share their experiences, find some light relief, have fun and come together on TikTok,” commented Lee Hunter, the general manager of TikTok in Australia and New Zealand.

Jasmine Giuliani
BY Jasmine Giuliani ON 3 December 2020
Jasmine Giuliani was the Editor of Marketing Mag from March 2020 to September 2021.