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Selena Gomez Just Broke an Instagram Record… on her Birthday

Dan Western



Selena Gomez Just Broke an Instagram Record… on her Birthday

Selena Gomez celebrated her 26th birthday over the weekend;

Whilst it looks like the singer had a lot of fun at the weekend, with a private yacht party involved; later came an extra special reason to celebrate the day…

Gomez broke another Instagram record! She already is the most followed account on the whole platform, with a total of 135 million followers. However, following her birthday party, she uploaded some of the photos depicting her day.

Within 13 minutes Selena’s photos had broken an Instagram record, held previously by Beyonce for over a year.

What was the record?


The fastest Instagram post to get 1 million likes

“Another year down… Thank you all for the bday love, I couldn’t be more appreciative of you and my best friends for celebrating with me. I love you guys like crazy! God bless!”


It only took 13 minutes for the post to hit 1 million likes on the app. Which, so we’re told by Elle Magazine, is the quickest time taken for a single post to hit 1 million in the entire history of the Instagram platform.

This record was previously held by Beyoncé; we all remember the day when she finally showed the world newborn twins Rumi and Sir.

Beyonce no longer holds the record, but she’s still amassed more likes on her own post than Selena’s, with 10.3 million likes, compared to Gomez’s 9.1 million so far.


Beyonce’s Insta Post Introducing the Twins

Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. ??❤️??????????

A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

Gomez has been through a lot in the past year, with constant questions about her break up with Justin Bieber; not to mention her kidney issues, which resulted in a kidney transplant from one of her close friends.

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We’re happy she was able to celebrate her birthday in style and break a social media record to add the icing on the cake. Selena has an amazing future ahead of her in the next few years to come.

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance and investment for the last 7 years, whilst traveling the world and being able to call Bali, Indonesia, his HQ. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing self-development sites in the world; with over 160 million views worldwide, and more than 200,000 followers on social media. Dan's mission is simply, to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up."

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