It’s a good time to be a fan. While devoted fanbases have been around forever (we can’t forget ’60s Beatlemania) today’s fanbases have blown up thanks to social media services like Instagram. Fans have unprecedented access to their favorite artists and bands, and it’s never been easier to connect with fellow fanatics across the globe. Artists and fans both get a kick out of sharing their photos and videos, and it’s a great way to spread excitement before, during, and after shows. Today, we want to focus on the most intense Instagram fanbases repping the artists they love with beautiful images, video clips, and fan art.
Band: 5 Seconds of Summer
5 Seconds of Summer brilliantly blend pop and punk rock. The only thing these adolescent Aussies love more than tearing up a stage is interacting with their fans—who can’t seem to get enough of this rocking quartet using #5SOSFAM.
Artist: Taylor Swift
@taylorswift on IG: That Seattle crow went ABSOLUTELY INSANE when @ciara and @dangerusswilson walked out!! I LOVED TONIGHT. 8.8.15 #VMAs #BadBloodMusicVideo #1989WorldTour #LOFT89 @taylorswift #TaylorSwift #1989 #WildestDreams #WelcomeToNewYork #Wonderland #Riptide #ThisLove #YouAreInLove #IWishYouWould #IKnowPlaces #OutOfTheWoods #HowYouGetTheGirl #Style #ShakeItOff #AllYouToDoStay #Clean #BlankSpace #BadBlood #NewRomantics #SWIFTIES #swiftie #13
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No fanbase mobilizes quicker than #Swifties and, when it comes to all things T-Swizz, we can’t blame them. After all, the “Blank Spaces” singer is always shining in the spotlight and has nothing but love to give her followers.
Artist: Nicki Minaj
As you might have guessed from her most recent album The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj has inspired quite a colorful fanbase. Just look at the pictures in social media to see the various ways that #Barbz pay tribute to Nicki’s glitzy and glamorous style.
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Drake has become one of rap’s top stars and his devoted fans played a huge part in getting him there. All his disciples preach the YOLO lifestyle, and October’s Very Own has no problem reaching out to his backers with #OVO.
Artist: Fifth Harmony
The most successful group to come out of the US version of The X Factor, Fifth Harmony is on a steady rise to the top with singles like “Worth It” burning up the charts. #Harmonizers are along for the ride as well, sharing favorite moments from the vocal group’s exciting concerts.
Artist: Selena Gomez
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From her breakout role in Wizards of Waverly Place to her recent pop hits like “Good for You”, #Selenators have grown up with Selena Gomez. Now fans are gearing up for her new album Revival and can’t help but demonstrate their love all over Instagram.
Artist: Justin Bieber
Don’t let his boyish good looks fool you: Justin Beiber has some of the most intense fans around. #Beliebers are always ready to show their love for the Canadian heartthrob, hoping to catch his eye and become his “Favorite Girl”.
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All the single ladies should be sure to follow #Beyhive, where fans of Queen Yonce share their favorite moments from the singer’s world-class performances. After all, you never know when this talented pop princess is going to drop another secret album.
All aboard the #RihannaNavy! This Barbados-born siren has some of the most devoted fans around. Their nautical name is even inspired by a tweet from a follower, showing the loving connection that RiRi feels with her dedicated fanbase.
Band: Twenty One Pilots
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The two thought provoking gents in Twenty One Pilots have been building a clique of fans since their 2013 breakout hit “Holding on to You”. Now followers can feel inspired together using #TøP while they keep up with the beguiling pop/hip hop sensation that’s taking over the world.