One celebrity just took out all top 5 most liked Instagram posts of 2016.

The year 2016 may have had some low points for Selena Gomez, but as it draws to a close it seems the world has never been more in love with the 24-year-old.

Because in addition to releasing one of the top-selling albums of the year, blowing us away with a heartfelt speech at the AMAs and touring the world, as of this week, the child actor and pop superstar also took out eight spots in the 10 most-liked Instagram images for the year.

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Selena Gomez performing earlier this year. Source: Getty.

And for the record, that's a whole lotta likes, people: 32 million collectively, in fact.

Interrupting the Hands to Myself  singer's home run in positions six and nine was Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The number one image for the year was a portrait of Gomez drinking a bottle of Coca-Cola with the caption, "when your lyrics are on the bottle." 

Click through the top 10 photos below. (Post continues after gallery.)

A number of the Spring Breakers star's videos also made the Top 10 Instagram videos list for 2016.


Speaking of the year she's had at the American Music Awards recently, Gomez admitted, "It's safe to say most of you know my life, whether I liked it or not. And I had to stop, because I had everything."

After pausing momentarily, she continued, "I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down."

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Selena Gomez during her AMAs acceptance speech. Source: Getty.

"I have to say thank you so much to my fans because you guys are so damn loyal and I don’t know what I did to deserve you. But if you are broken, you do not have to stay broken," she continued.

"If that’s anything, whether you respect me or not, that’s one thing you should know about me is that I care about people."

It seems like her 103 million Instagram followers share that care right back.