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Digital: TikTok unveils Year on TikTok 2021

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — In celebration of a 2021-of-a-kind year made possible by entertainment driven by the community, today TikTok unveils Year On TikTok 2021, a year-end report that looks back on the trends, creators, movements, and moments that made this year one to remember in the Philippines and around the world.

TikTok is a unique place where culture starts and where creativity knows no bounds – where anyone can discover, create, and share content they love. In 2021, over 1 billion people turned to TikTok to be entertained, find and share their joy with others, and learn new things.

“There is something really special about the global community on TikTok that people just can’t find anywhere else. For us, 2021 was a year for connection and we’ve seen people on TikTok laughing together, entertaining us, starting cultural phenomenons, and teaching us new things. It has been incredible to see the depths of entertainment and creativity from this community, and we’re delighted to celebrate all the ways we have come together this year on TikTok,” said Vanessa Pappas, Chief Operating Officer, TikTok.


Ask on TikTok
To celebrate your own year on TikTok, starting today, we’re also launching Ask on TikTok, a new Q&A feature inviting you to look back on your most memorable moments in 2021. Simply choose which questions you want to answer about your year in the app. People can choose a question like “What was your 2021 highlight?” or “what was your happiest moment of 2021?” and answer it in a new creation or by sharing a previous TikTok video.

“It’s been humbling to see how our community has continued to grow and support one another this year. In the Philippines, we’ve seen trends start and spread across For You feeds, food, education, and entertainment content. We’re humbled to see how much joy our community have brought us this year, and we’re excited to experience more incredible moments as we continue this journey together,” added Weslyne Gillian Chou, TikTok Content Operations Specialist, the Philippines.

Year on TikTok 2021

FYFaves: Popular videos


  1. @viprawr – Vanessa and her friends tried if they can survive the Squid game doll. 
  2. @connhcruzthemodernnanay – Conn shares her organizing skills. 
  3. @noelquidlat – Paper art featuring Tom Holland


Around the World

  1. @totouchanemu – Dancing with a drone made us stay for this one.
  2. @nathanevanss – There once was a man… The Sea Shanty heard around the world. 
  3. @youneszarou – A tasty take on photography. 
  4. @cunhalucass – A casual trip to the aquarium.
  5. @a.z.yx – BRB, changing my PFP. 


Powered by Joy: Videos that brought so much joy


  1. @janioooooooo  – Lookalike of Saebyok from Squid Game
  2. @krisydays  – Soothing AMSR art making
  3. @margiedidal – Skateboarder, Margielyn Didal shares her journey in this year’s Tokyo Olympics


Around the World

  1. @k_passionate – Wonder what a sea otter and you smiling sounds like? Watch this. 
  2. @jongraz – Was it a bones or no bones day? Only a pug can tell. 
  3. @edsheeran – Rehearse for the EUROs or make a TikTok? 
  4. @randyfeltface – Only on TikTok will you find a puppet feeding a giraffe carrots. 
  5. @noorstars – Visiting a family with too many house rules. 


The Playlist: Popular songs


  1. @blythe – Trending Dance done by celebrity – Pajama Party by 1096 Gang
  2. @nianaguerrero – Trending Dance done by #1 creator Niana Guerrero – Booty Wurk by T-Pain
  3. @genboy3 – Trending Dance by a security guard – What is Love by TWICE


Around the World

  1. “Astronaut in the Ocean” – Masked Wolf, @jayprehistoricpets 
  2. “Beggin'” – Måneskin, @therealmaneskin 
  3.  “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” – Popp Hunna, @justmaiko
  4.  “SugarCrash!” – ElyOtto, @zuro_xuro
  5. “STAY” – The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, @luckythirteenz 


Breakthrough Stars: Creators, celebrities and public figures on the rise


  1. @nianaguerrero – #1 PH Creator
  2. @adbeatofficial – Beatboxing and singer couple
  3. @catriona_gray – Miss Universe 2018 winner


Around the World

  1. @khaby.lame 
  2. @abbyroberts
  3. @BTS_official_bighit 
  4. @thedutchgoalkeeper 
  5. @angryreactions  


Only on TikTok: Trends powered by TikTok features


  1. @richeryyy – Album Cover filter
  2. @mscathygonzaga -Versailles Run filter
  3. @mikasalamanca – Slow Zoom filter


Around the World

  1. Inverted Filter – @livbedumb 
  2. Versailles Run – @hilaryhyra 
  3. Retro – Vintage DV –  @alexmapeli 
  4. Duet – @andrewlarranaga 
  5. Buffering – @robothighway 


Eats on Repeat: #FoodTok trends and other favorites


  1. @shineeedee – French Toast
  2. @japeth023 – Cooking recipes from a PH in a provincial setting
  3. @jookstogo – Cute anime pancakes


Around the World

  1. Feta Pasta by @d_shaba 
  2. Ratatoutille by @samseats
  3. Fried Cheese by @rafael.nistor
  4. Egg Mastery by @omuraisupuro
  5. Supersized cheeseburger by @cznburak  


The Wishlist: Trends inspired by #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt 


  1. @shopee_ph – Car food tray from Shopee
  2. @jookstogo – Olivia Rodrigo merch
  3. @ishilaicaman – Acrylic board from Shopee


Around the World

  1. Magnetic Sticky Notes 
  2. Laser Star Projector
  3.  @Hannah Lewis — find L’Oreal product
  4. Hair Rollers 
  5. Outfit Inspiration 


The Throwbacks: Trends inspired by #NostalgiaTok


  1. @kareen.cruz – Video of snacks of PH 90’s kids
  2. @itsvinabrenica – Trending Dance of an old song called September by PH Celebrity
  3. @jhonghilaryo – Trending Dance of an old song called Gasolina by PH Celebrity


Around the World

  1. @blueeverything_ – What school looked like in the 90s. 
  2. @sofyank96 – Throwing flames and lighting bolts before effects were easy. 
  3. @ABBA – Gimme, gimme, gimme all the ABBA, all the time.
  4. @kareen.cruz – Sending your tastebuds back to the 90s. 
  5. @keenvsurtiktok – Reminsicing on memories to pass the time. 


Big Little Communities: Popular subcultures and niche communities


  1. #HealthTok – Debunking vaccine myths by a licensed PH doctor
  2. TikTokGGPH – Gaming community of the PH 
  3. TikTokMusicPH – Music Creator specializing in harmonies


Around the World

  1. #BookTok – The world’s most creative book club. 
  2. #SportTok –  Everyone gets a trophy here. 
  3. #LearnOnTikTok – From creating mini dolls to cleaning hacks and so much more, there’s so much to learn on TikTok. 
  4. #BeautyTok – All the beauty and care tips.
  5. #NatureTok – Nature at your fingertips, seriously. 

Join us as we celebrate 2021 on TikTok – and it’s all powered by you. Additional Year on TikTok celebrations in the Philippines, including #TikTokNamamaskoPo Christmas Party on December 23 on TikTok PH official account

Visit our microsite to learn more about Year on TikTok 2021.

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