TikTok, the leading destination for short form mobile video, looks back at the past 12 months to unveil Year on TikTok 2022’s top trends, creators, and most influential positive moments that made the year truly #ForYou in the country as well as the rest of the world. TikTok also highlights the #ForYou favorites that gave joy and entertainment to the community in 2022.
Watch the Philippines’ Year on TikTok 2022 here.
In 2022, food emerged as the top category in the country. Filipinos honored local cuisine through recipes, cooking hacks, and creative takes on classic dishes. From videos on experimenting with wrapping different kinds of food in lumpia wrappers to humorous recipe voiceovers, Filipinos have no doubt reignited their love for food this year and challenged themselves to recreate dishes made by their favorite food Creators.
Top TikTok Stars and Creators united in celebrating the joy-filled year and the Best of TikTok 2022.
TikTok dedicated a night to celebrate the best of Pinoy talents and original trends, which included a red carpet to honor the breakthrough stars of the year and the top creators of the night. The continuous growth of video categories and the strength of the Pinoy TikTok Creator Community brought more joy and positive moments to Filipinos throughout 2022.
Brent Seniedo joined other Top Creators in affixing their signatures on the commitment wall, vowing to create quality content on TikTok in 2023.
TikTok is also where Filipinos experienced the joy of learning a few new tips to make lives easier, went on culinary adventures, turned the pages of favorite books, sang and danced along to the most trending tunes, and so much more.
Creator Niana Guerrero took home the award for Global TikTok Originator.
“We’re honored to celebrate our global community who shaped this year’s trends, shared new ideas, learned from one another, and turned their passions into careers and livelihoods throughout 2022. It’s been truly inspiring to see over a billion people around the world show their creativity and come together to experience joy and find a sense of belonging on TikTok,” said Vanessa Pappas, Chief Operating Officer, TikTok.
“This year, Filipinos have expressed themselves in the most creative way possible, and TikTok has become a family’s go-to app, not only for getting but for offering entertainment as well. We’re looking forward to witnessing and sharing more talents, creativity, and authenticity on TikTok with our creators and users,” said Toff Rada, TikTok Head of Policy, Philippines.
Want to learn more about what made 2022 a year that’s truly #ForYou? Discover this year’s unforgettable trends, creators, and moments by searching #YearOnTikTok in app.
Full List of the Year’s Best
Here are the Pinoy TikTok creators that made 2022 a year that’s truly #ForYou. See how they stacked up with other creators around the world who made their marks on the platform this year!
ForYou Faves: Popular videos of 2022
- @herony – John Heron Sandoval thanked his followers with contents showcasing his flair for creative transitions.
- @genboy3 – Security guards can keep up with the dancing trends too!
- @nianaguerrero – Sibling duo Niana and Natalia wowed us with their dancing skills.
- @adbeatofficial – Beatboxing couple showcased their skills with their rendition of Zoom.
- @iam.joshuagarcia – Famous actor, Joshua Garcia, led the “But You Know I Stay” trend.
Around the world
- @ox_zung – The stitch expert shared tricks that made us gasp!
- @rosalia – Rosalía showed us all how to slay.
- @lav_sings – Wowed us with her #DesiTok singing skills.
- @robertirwin – Conservationist Robert Irwin rescues a baby blue-tongued lizard in the Australian outback.
- @thammachad – Iconic Thai creator, Thammachad, receives an award in all their glory!
TikTok Taught Me / Learn on TikTok: Lessons and life hacks powered by TikTok
- @abigailfmarquez – Whip up Pinoy-favorite snacks like peach mango pie at home!
- @connhcruz – Impress your loved ones with a feast during the holidays.
- @kimpeeee – Follow a quick and easy tutorial on the latest dance trends.
- @craevingsbykumarae – Level up your classic Filipino desserts with simple ingredients!
- @alexisvines2006 – Channel your inner master chef with food hacks.
Around the world
- @efritaasmr – Anyone up for a corn dog?
- @oursignedworld – A daughter learning how to get deaf father’s attention warms our hearts.
- @shinanova – Learning how to communicate through Inuit facial expressions with Shina and her mom Kayuula.
- @satisfcapybaraying_pottery – Check out how to fit a Capybara into a ceramic mug.
- @mirendarosenberg – Lady Tallow sparking the #TallowTok trend!
The Playlist: Popular songs that soundtracked 2022
- @eyavanana – Lipsynced to Andrew Ford Medina by Andrew E.
- @madashnn – Danced and lipsynced to Paro Paro G by DJ Sandy
- @ser.geybin – Performed a dance parody of Diwata by Sam Concepcion
- @nianaguerrero – Danced to Willow Smith’s Wait a Minute
Around the world
- “Ginseng Strip 2002” – Yung Lean
- “Sunroof” – Nicky Youre & dazy
- “Wait a Minute” – WILLOW
- “Beat Automotivo Tan Tan Tan Viral” – WZ Beat
- “Cool for the Summer” – Demi Lovato
- “Jiggle Jiggle” – Duke & Jones & Louis Theroux
- “Me Porto Bonito” – Bad Bunny & Chencho Corleone
- “About Damn Time” – Lizzo
- “L$d” – Luclover
- “Una Noche En Medellín” – Cris Mj
Breakthrough Stars: 2022’s groundbreaking creators, celebrities and artists
- @mngnzls – Made us smile with her talents in singing and dancing.
- @christianmae22 – Showed us that educators like to keep up with trends too.
- @_itsstefano_ – Made us laugh with their creative memes and humor.
- @incorrectlyroce – Had us feeling giddy with romantic skits.
- @iam.joshuagarcia – Made our hearts melt with his smooth and charismatic grooves.
Best of TikTok 2022: Creators of the Night
- @franzmiaco11 – Entertained us with his trendy dance moves and “kilig” moments.
- @janioooooooo – Wowed us with his creative makeup transformations.
Around the world
- @badbunny – Among this year’s groundbreaking artists on TikTok, Puerto Rico’s El Conejo Malo excited and engaged his fans by sharing special moments ahead of dropping his latest hits.
- @luvadepedreiro – With his amazing juggling skills, ecstatic goal celebrations and his winning catchphrase “receba!” (receive), Brazilian football creator Luva de Pedreiro’s love for the game is infectious.
- @bayashi.tiktok – Japanese chef Bayashi, who was named among the Foodies in The Discover List 2022, has won the hearts (and stomachs!) of our global community with his fast-paced and immersive cooking videos.
- @dylanmulvaney – Dylan, a trans actress and content creator who is featured among the Changemakers in The Discover List 2022, hopes to inspire everyone through their journey as they take trans stories mainstream.
- @astrosamantha – #SpaceTok opens up to a new dimension, thanks to European Space Agency Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who takes us all on brand new adventures.
Only on TikTok: Trends powered by creative effects, sounds and other TikTok features
- @mngnzls – Made a duet with music producer who made a remix of her original sound.
- @bini_sheena – Used zoom effects to do the Zoom dance challenge.
- @blythe – Entertained us with funny skits using popular sounds.
- @ser.geybin – Humored us with a funny parody of popular dance trends.
The Hitmakers: Most viewed artists on TikTok
- @mngnzls – Showed off her singing skills with a cover of a popular Latin song.
- @adbeatoa fficial – Showcased their awesome beatboxing skills.
- @marriescabral21 – Discovered she sounded like Justin Bieber when singing Favorite Girl.
- @monicaxbianca – Made a beautiful cover song of Muli by Ace Banzuelo.
- @kuyamagik – Produced a mashup remix of Spin Back x Cardboard Box (Happi).
Eats on Repeat: #FoodTok and other favorite foodie trends
- @hazelcheffy – Made us laugh with her funny voiceovers while cooking.
- @connhcruz – Took a different take on recipes with ASMR.
- @franziee_v – Made entertaining recipes with creative audio match cuts.
- @abigailfmarquez – Made us all hungry with a delightful take on creating the ultimate leche flan.
@jujumaoo – Had our mouths watering with satisfying recipe videos using fast cuts and ASMR.