Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian Lead Most-followed Instagram Accounts

The ladies of U.S. pop music and pop culture are commanding the most followers among the 400 million plus global users of Instagram.

The photo-sharing app made this known on Tuesday as it celebrated its fifth anniversary.

Facebook Inc-owned Instagram confirmed its top five accounts for the first time with 25-year-old pop singer Taylor Swift leading the pack with 49.6 million users.

Reality star Kim Kardashian, 34, boasts of 48.1 million followers, while R&B singer Beyonce also 34, commands 47.2 million fans.

Pop singers Selena Gomez, 23, and Ariana Grande, 22, have garnered 45.9 million and 44.6 million fans respectively.

``The type of content we see from these people is authentic and often times, real fun," said Charles Porch, head of global creative programmes at Instagram.

The audience is coveted by advertisers which Instagram hopes to draw more of by the end of the year.