Charli D’Amelio Breaks Down TikTok Fame and Teases Upcoming Tour


-For those that don’t know you or don’t know TikTok, can you explain?
What is TikTok? -So, TikTok
is a very creative app where there’s not one thing
to put it in a category of. It’s 15- to 60-second videos of really doing
whatever you want. Sometimes I vlog. I mostly dance. A lotta people do comedy. There’s a lot of art. It’s really all over the place and you can just post
whatever you want or you enjoy making. -I just wanna run down
some numbers here. In less than a year, you have almost 35 million
followers on TikTok. [ Cheers and applause ]
-[Laughs] -That’s crazy. You have over two billion likes. Billion. Wow! [ Cheering and applause ] You have nine million
followers on instagram and you were actually featured
in a Super Bowl commercial. This is less than a year. Wow!
How things have changed. [ Cheering and applause ]
Congratulations. -Thank you. -I love that. When did you realize
that it was actually clicking, that people were watching
what you were doing? -So, for me, I actually had like
the one video to go viral that kind of started it all. -Yeah.
-It was a duet of this woman, @movewithjoy,
who makes easy dances. And it’s her voice speaking and you just copy
whatever she says. So I dueted the video that she
did and it was just like, “Step, step, hip, hip,” like stuff like that,
very simple. It was like eight moves
and I posted it. I was on my way to some
summer dance camp thing. -Oh, okay. -So it was —
-You go to dance camp? Yeah.
-Okay. -So it was about an hour
and a half away from my house. So, I posted it before I left
and then, I got in the car with my mom
for an hour and a half. -Sure.
-And my phone kept going off and I was like,
“Mom, like what’s going on? Like why are people liking this?
This is so –” -Like, how many likes
were you seeing? -I was like, “I got 90 likes.” -Yeah!
[ Cheering and applause ] “Yes!
I got 90 likes, Mom!” -It was like 90 likes. -Yeah.
-And then it was like 500 likes. And then it was 10,000 likes. And then it got up to — before I walked into dance
class, it was about 50,000. I was like, “That’s it.
I’m famous. [ Laughter ]
Don’t talk to me.” [ Applause ]
-Yeah. -And then I was like,
“Wait, what do I do now? Like, I can’t post — I can’t post what I
normally post now.” -“I can’t post just anything. I gotta do something special.
-Yeah, I need to put time and effort into this.
-Up my game.” -And then, my next video,
I went back to, of course, posting me dancing in my room,
or in my bathroom, by myself. -Do you always videotape —
just — were you always
into dancing and just — -Yeah, I’ve actually — I’ve been training in dance
since I was three. I actually started competing
when I was five. -Wow! So this is —
-Yeah. [ Cheering and applause ]
-I mean, from what I just saw, I mean, it’s perfect
for this app. It’s just like perfect.
-Yeah. No, dance has been a part
of my life since ever. There’s videos of me dancing
like before I could walk. -Oh yeah, right.
-Yeah. -Is there a favorite place
to film a video for you? -Okay, so this is like
really, really weird, but I’ve noticed me
and all my friends always film in the bathroom. -Why? Just ’cause the mirror’s there? -It has the best lighting.
-Ah! [ Laughter ] -Like, we’ve realized,
a bunch of my friends, like we’re always like,
“Oh, let’s make a TikTok,” and then we just all walk
to the bathroom and we’re like, “This is so weird.”
-Yeah, why do you all go in there? Yeah.
[ Laughter ] For those who are watching,
is there a secret to making a video? -You just have to be authentic. Like you can’t fake a smile. You have to do what you
actually enjoy. That’s why,
when I’m not feeling like — “I don’t wanna
make videos today,” I’ll just be like,
“Okay, I won’t post today. Like that’s fine.” -And do you invent your stuff
or do you — Can you copy other people?
Can you — -That’s the fun thing
about TikTok, is there are so many new trends. There’s probably like
a new trend every day. -Yeah, and challenges
and all this stuff. -Yeah.
Someone will make a dance video or a little comedy bit that you
can add your own twist onto and — I mean,
I’ve made some dances, but a lot of people,
like Hailey, Jalaiah, like Addison, Avani, Madi,
like all my friends, we love it so much
that we’ll spend like 20 minutes just coming up with a dance
and just being like, “Oh. Oh,” and then all
of our friends will do it and it’s like a trend. It’s so cool to just see -That’s really fun.
-how it works, yeah. I also like what you’re doing
with all this. [ Cheering and applause ]
I know. You — [ Cheering
and applause ] Listen to what you’re doing
with your — with your fame. First of all,
how is your sister doing? Didn’t she have —
-Yeah, she had her wisdom teeth taken out yesterday, so.
-Wow. That’s a big deal. Dixie, we’re sending you
vibes, buddy. [ Laughter ]
But, what are you doing together with your sister, with UNICEF? -So, we paired up with UNICEF
for Internet Safety Day and talking
about how cyberbullying really can affect people. And I feel like
it’s very important to raise awareness about that
’cause a lot of people don’t like talking
about the hate they get. And I know, especially me,
I get a lot. And —
-You get a lot of hate? -Yeah.
-Wow. That’s crazy, huh? -Yeah, so, I’d rather use
the platform that I have now to talk and raise awareness
because, yeah, it hurts when I’m getting it — like from me, but it hurts
the same when I was like in school and someone would
comment like, “Oh, you’re ugly,” under my like instagram post and I had like, what,
40 followers? -Yeah.
-It hurts the same, so I just feel like it’s very,
very important, raising awareness about that
and just showing everyone like it’s okay to not be okay. Like you just have to know that these people
aren’t worth your time. [ Cheering, whistling,
and applause ] -It’s so unbelievable. You won’t even remember this
part of your life when you’re older.
It’s a blip. I totally agree with you. What is next for you? -There’s a lot of stuff
coming up. I can’t give all the details.
-I know, but can you give one detail?
-Yeah. So, [ Laughter ]
we have something planned for the summer,
where I’m going to, hopefully, be able to meet a lot of fans
and people that follow me and — -Like maybe a tour? -Yeah, maybe something
like that, over the summer. [ Cheering and applause ]
Very exciting. So, yeah, I mean, stay tuned
for updates on that. That’s gonna be fun. -That’ll be so exciting. Stay tuned to hear
all the good stuff like that. Charlie D’Amelio,
on the way out, do you wanna do our
“Ooh, na na na” -Yeah.
-one last time? Alright. We’ll be right back
with a performance from Haim, everybody. One, two, three.
♪♪ [ Cheering and applause ]
♪ Ooh, na na na ♪ ♪ Ooh, na na na ♪ ♪ Uh na ♪ ♪ Uh, uh ♪ ♪♪
[ Laughing ] -[laughing] That was so fun. We’ll be right back.
Come on back, everybody. [ Cheering and applause ]
I was like, “One –”

100 thoughts on “Charli D’Amelio Breaks Down TikTok Fame and Teases Upcoming Tour

  1. Why did he invited Charli, even if Loren has more followers and fame?She is also from musical.ly like whattttt

  2. she’s so cute why do people hate on her? I mean like she is just doing what makes her happy. y’all are just insecure 🥴

  3. How come charli is getting more credit than ths person who actually created renegade I mean im not saying anything bad but I still like Charli but like I mean cmon .

  4. my heart acc broke when she talked about how much hate she gets like she’s 15 yrs old and most of the people hating on her r so much older! like just bc she’s famous and ur not doesn’t mean u have to be mean! and she’s an acc dancer it’s not like she’s untalented – i do get the hype

  5. charli: breathes
    crowd: wuuuuuu yasss omggg that's so awesome

  6. This is just stupid that people are getting fame and rich just because of stupid things like these, because she danced on a social media platform, when it wasn't even her own dance, or anything. Social Media is just getting worse and worse

  7. So the app where everyone copies eachother and re-enacts already popular videos is considered ‘very creative?’ TikTok is just a shitty, cringe filled Vine rip off.

  8. There’s someone at my school that said “I only follow Charlie so I can make fun of her” 🥺 that was sad to hear

  9. she is soooo cute.
    i like her very much..about the haters
    I don't know how they think she is so cute.

  10. Charli: You can't fake a smile
    Danielle Cohn with her fans: I see how it is..

  11. The comments
    90% Charli:You can't fake a smile
    Me:I am actually,CEO of the company
    9% Charli:I'm going on tour
    Coronavirus:No,you aren't
    1% Other

  12. The way she moves her head from side to side like that, makes her look like she is stuck in Tik Tok mode permanently. lol

  13. This channel gets no veiws Have Charli on the show 9 mill views

  14. So much respect for her, imagine just blowing up like that at such a young age

    Honestly she’s just adorable, and I really admire her

  15. It makes me so mad she’s famous off someone else’s work ugh 😑

  16. She is that chick from school who would kill somebody just to fit in with the cool girls.

  17. Charlie is so kind and sweet. She is just so soft spoken! I think all her hate needs to stop because it’s pointless and haters are waisting their time. People are talking about the 14 year old girl who apparently “made up renegade”. Ok she did make up a “version” of renegade but Charlie also made up a version and the world apparently liked Charlie’s version better, so she deserves the fame. Don’t attack me in the comments or reply’s…

  18. I’m sorry I just checked her videos out and she seems very medium at dancing lol … anyone can be famous today

  19. ok so i actually didn't like her but now that i hear her talking she actually seems nice and yeah

  20. Charli:u can’t fake a smile
    Me:sis I’m faking my happiness a years, and I am ceo of that

  21. Okay but there are so many young talented dancers why aren’t they on Jimmy Fallon? They deserve it more than some Tik Toker eww that word disgusts me she’s a really nice girl don’t get me wrong my problem is with the app

  22. “A very creative app”. Tik tok is just people recycling the same shit over and over. It’s not funny or creative

  23. Such a waste of good interview time that could have been spent on someone else. People are treating her like some A list celeb for no reason whatsoever

  24. Charli: You can't fake a smile
    5 mins later
    Jimmy: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAAHHA🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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