Gasp! Selena Gomez Just Broke Beyoncé's Instagram Record

Selena Gomez got the gift of a millennial’s dream for her 26th birthday (despite a certain blonde mustachioed pop star’s recent engagement).

The “It Ain’t Me” singer broke the record for the fastest Instagram post to reach 1 million likes (in 13 minutes, no less). The kicker? The record was previously held by none other than Beyoncé, meaning Selena Gomez just out-Beyoncéd Yoncé. *Eyes widen*

Gomez captioned her historic (at least by internet standards) post with a message of appreciation: “Another year down…Thank you for all 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!”

So how did the “Wolves” singer take the throne out from under Bey and her record-breaking Rumi and Sir reveal pic?

Well, Gomez is the most followed person on the platform and has 139 million followers (casual), while Beyoncé has 116 million.

Sure, the liking odds are ever in Gomez’s favor, but we can all agree that Beyoncé still runs the world.


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