There is no doubt social media plays an increasing role in how we interact, get news from, or learn about our favorite artists. In 2015, Instagram brought us more news than ever and even started its own music channel back in April, which makes sense since more than 50 percent of Instagram's top 10 most-followed accounts belong to musicians. 

Justin Bieber utilized Instagram like never before as all of his famous friends helped him count down to the release date of his single, "What Do You Mean?" before revealing his new album title and artwork in a series of anticipated posts. Adele created an Instagram account and revealed the album title and artwork for 25 in her very first post. Prince softened his anti-internet stance and launched his verified PRINCESTAGRAM account to offer fans a thorough glimpse into his life. Wiz Khalifa previewed new music on Instagram. Missy Elliott made her much-welcomed comeback before teasing a first look at her first new music video in years. There was also Future and Drake, who confirmed their collaborative mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive, on each of their accounts

There's also the time that Instagram's most-followed artistTaylor Swift, posted the flowers Kanye West sent her which received the greatest total amount of likes for any artist with 2.6 million. All of these moments stitched together timeline of some of the biggest, most monumental, and record-breaking releases of this year. 2015 destroyed 2014 musically and these newsworthy moments set the pace at which we got to devour new material from our favorite artists. Check out some of those moments below.

SOME OF 2015'S MOST LIKED PHOTOS FROM INSTAGRAM'S TOP-FOLLOWED MUSIC ACCOUNTS:

1. Taylor Swift posts her with Calvin Harris - more than 2.5 million likes
2. Beyoncé and Blue - more than 2.3 million likes
3. Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande - more than 2.1 million likes
4. Nicki Minaj announcing #FeelingMyself video premiere - more than 1.1 million likes
5. Rihanna on an island - more than 1.1 million likes
6. Katy Perry Super Bowl - more than 1 million likes
7. Drake responding to Meek Mill diss record - more than 860K likes

THE TOP 10 MOST-FOLLOWED ARTISTS ON INSTAGRAM:

​1. Taylor Swift
2. Selena Gomez
3. Beyoncé
4. Ariana Grande
5. Justin Bieber
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Katy Perry
8 Miley Cyrus
9. Jennifer Lopez
10. Rihanna

THE TOP 10 MUSIC ARTISTS WHO GAINED THE MOST FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM IN 2015:

1. Taylor Swift - gained more than 39 million
2. Selena Gomez - gained more than 33 million
3. Ariana Grande - gained more than 31 million
4. Beyoncé - gained more than 30 million
5. Nicki Minaj - gained more than 37 million
6. Justin Bieber - gained more than 25 million
7. Jennifer Lopez - gained more than 22 million
8. Katy Perry - gained more than 21 million
9. Miley Cyrus - gained more than 20 million
10. Demi Lovato - gained more than 18 million