UPDATE: 01/14/2019 9:00 am: The "Instagram Egg" is now the most liked photo on Instagram, with over 35 million likes and counting.
If you're not on Instagram these days, then you're not even living. Much like what Facebook used to be, IG is now the place where news gets announced. It's a space to connect with people you'd probably never meet in real life, and a chance to pull back the curtain on your favourite celebrity and see what their life really looks like.
Over a year ago, we showed you the top 10 photos with the most likes ever on Instagram. The 10th position went to Taylor Swift with 2.6 million likes. As for the first, that went to Beyonce, with 10.9 million likes. However, times have changed and a lot has happened since then! The 12th liked photo of all time has 10.2 million likes and the first comes in at 17.9 million.
While there are a lot of repeat award winners, there are also a lot of new and surprising additions to the list that you might not expect!
*These numbers and the list reflects stats during the date of publication on July 24, 2018.*
12. XXXTentacion - 10,280,534 likes
The final (and only) photo posted to his account before his death, XXXTentacion kicks off the list as the 12th most liked photo on Instagram at the moment.
Captioned "LOVE IS WAR," the upsidedown black and white image has received almost 10.3 million likes since being posted on May 20, 2018.
To read more on XXXTentacion and his death, click here.
11. Beyonce - 10,332,128 likes
There's no surprise here that Queen Bey is making the list for the top liked photos of all time. The Beyhivers naturally freaked out and broke the internet when Bey posted the first photo of her newborn twins Rumi and Sir Carter on July 14, 2017.
10. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - 10,432,233 likes
Keeping with the theme of newborn baby photos, The Rock's first photo of his third daughter, baby Tiana, had the world swooning! Not just because of the topless shot, but also for the sweet message that accompanied the photo.
He sent major love to his baby mama @laurenhashianofficial, gave some advice to all the expecting dads out there, and finally said some sweet words about his daughters and being a dad!
Cue all the heart eye emojis!
9. Kylie Jenner - 10,637,312 likes
This was maybe the biggest mystery of 2018! Before posting this message confirming the pregnancy and birth of her daughter, people everywhere were dying to know where lip-kit mogul and social media star Kylie Jenner had disappeared to.
In this post, she explained it all!
8. Selena Gomez - 10,639,168 likes
In a more sombre post, Selena Gomez takes the #9 spot for her emotional post on the kidney transplant surgery she had last year, and the gift her best friend Francia Raisa had given her when she donated her kidney to Sel. The most beautiful gesture of friendship... ever.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo - 11,212,374 likes
On July 10, 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo posted a photo with his girlfriend and son and captioned it with a simple red heart. Only two weeks later, the image became the 7th most liked in the world - which is impressive when you think about it.
6. Beyonce - 11,248,614 likes
If you think people were excited to see their first glimpse of Beyonce's twins then you can only imagine the chaos that ensued online when she released her pregnancy announcement photo!
It's been spoofed countless times since she posted it to the 'gram on February 1, 2017 and takes the spot as the #6 most liked IG photo of all time and 2017's most liked image.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo - 11,451,692 likes
Our soccer god Cristiano is making the list yet again, and this time it's for the birth announcement of his baby girl, Alana Martina dos Santos Aveiro!
Captioned: "A Alana Martina acaba de nascer! Tanto a Geo como a Alana estão muito bem! Estamos todos muito felizes! ❤️"
It translates to say: Alana Martina was just born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great! We are all very happy! ❤️
4. Cristiano Ronaldo - 11,960,534 likes
With his third and final spot on the list, Cristiano's most liked IG photo was his Go Juve image. With this post, he announced that he signed with the Italian football (soccer) club Juventus FC.
3. Justin Bieber - 12,794,044 likes
Seeing as this was all anyone had been able to talk about since the news broke on July 9, 2018, it's no surprise that Justin Bieber's engagement announcement post/love letter to Hailey Baldwin is the third most liked image of all time.
2. Kylie Jenner - 13,080,488 likes
No real surprise here, but the second photo ever posted of Kylie Jenner and baby Stormi is ranked as the second most liked image on Instagram! It was posted a month after the first photo of Stormi was shared and shows off a full body shot of Kylie postpartum - and to say she looks incredible is an understatement.
1. Kylie Jenner - 17,995,777 likes
And the image we all want to know about! With almost 18 million likes and countless comments, it's safe to say the world went crazy when Kylie Jenner introduced the world to her daughter Stormi Webster on February 6, 2018.
The photo has almost 5 million more likes than the #2 position, and 7 million more than the photo with the most likes ever last year (Beyonce's pregnancy announcement). Which proves, once and for all, that Kylie is the real queen of the Kardashian/Jenner clan.
Now that you know who's really killing the game on IG, click here to find out what your own Instagram account is actually worth.
Adapted from: Izabelle Bee - Narcity Québec