TikTok, the short-form video app with a mission to spread creativity and bring joy unveiled its ‘Year on TikTok’ - a collection of videos, memes, music, creators, and more that brought a smile and inspired creativity in the TikTok community in 2020.
This year has been hard for all of us as the world battled a global pandemic that introduced social distancing and loss, community hardships, and economic uncertainty. However, despite the whirlwind of change, one thing remained constant: the heart, soul, care, and creativity of the TikTok community.
TikTok and its trends, hashtags, and challenges made us feel connected despite being apart this year.
As the home to many smiles, TikTok inspires creativity and brings joy to the table through its diverse mix of creators and massive content library, encompassing a wide selection of video genres for every liking.
Here are the creators who made this year a tad better in today’s trying times:
Malaysia’s top 10 creators of 2020:
Go for pro! Here are Malaysia’s top sports creators:
A healthy mind for healthy bodies. Here are Malaysia’s top educators:
Don’t forget your charm! Here are Malaysia’s top fashion and beauty icons:
Apart from its esteemed creators, TikTok also believes that creativity is only truly bolstered when an existing idea is shared and collaborated upon, making up the blueprint of its community.
As most Malaysians spent their time locked at home this year, TikTok made it their mission to keep spirits high through an array of fun and meaningful hashtag challenges.
Here are Malaysia’s top trending hashtags of 2020:
#StayAtHome (27.6B views)
#ItStartsOnTikTok (7.5B Views)
#WipeItDown (10.4B Views)
#TikTokGuru (1.9B Views)
#RamadanMubarak (1.4B Views)
#HeadDanceChallenge (1B Views)
#ThinkB4YouDo (602M Views)
#Raya2020 (344.5M Views)
#JingJitChallenge (184.7M Views)
#KesanaKesini (160.2M Views)
Anyone with a smartphone would know that music is an essential component of TikTok’s overall identity.
In fact, it may as well be the secret sauce to TikTok’s fresh and rejuvenating videos. TikTok’s culture of sharing changed the way people discovered music and even tempted the celebrities themselves to hop on board, making the app truly s space for everybody.
Here in Malaysia, some of the most trending sounds and celebrities this year include:
TikTok bops that got our groove on:
Ricky Desktop - The Banjo Beat, Pt.
Jawsh 685 - Laxed Siren Beat
Nonna 3in1 - Kasih Slow
Melanie Martinez - Play Date
BLACKPINK - How You Like That
Rizky Ayuba - Kimi No Toriko
Doja Cat - Say So
BENEE- Supalonely (ft Gus Dapperton)
Tones and I - Dance Monkey
Charlie Puth - One Call Away
Top celebrities on TikTok:
Baby Shima (@babyshimaofficial)
Alieff Irfan (@irfxn__)
Alvin Chong (@alvinchong123)
Aeril Zafrel (@aerilzafrel8)
Nora Danish (@noradanishhanif)
Achey Bocey (@achey66)
Mugen Rao (@themugenrao)
Azar Azmi (@azarazmi)
Afifie Laila (@mokepah)
Fasha Sandha (@nurfashasandha)
Although this year was especially hard on everybody around the world, TikTok and its global community persevered to make the best of it despite many uncertainties.
Through a diverse library of content and meaningful challenges, TikTok sought out to keep users entertained and on their toes even though many were stuck at home. On top of that, users could rest easy on the platform knowing their safety and security is guaranteed.
All this and more made 2020 a different but memorable year for TikTok and its wider community. So, what are you waiting for? Start your 2021 journey with TikTok today!
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By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat