Ariana Grande created history by becoming the first female star to cross the 200 million followers mark on Instagram on Tuesday.Grande went on to beat the likes of Kylie Jenner to become the first lady to achieve the Instagram milestone. Notably, the popular Portuguese footballer, Christano Ronaldo had become the first ever celebrity to achieve the feat in January 2020.
Twin Celebrations for the 7 Rings Star
Tuesday was indeed an occasion of celebrations for the Grande’s many fans. The young musician not achieved 200M Instagram followers but also bagged the award for best Collaboration with Lady Gaga at MTV Video Music Awards 2020. Furthermore, she also took home the award for best ‘Music Video from Home’.
Probably one can rather say it otherwise that the MTV VMAs kept her busy to notice the Insta feat. As MetroCoUKpointed out, “Ariana Grande was perhaps too busy with the MTV VMAs to notice that she’s smashed a whole Instagram record.” However, we can hardly blame the American singer. The news had come soon after the American Singer’s performance and collaborative victory with Lady Gaga at MTV Video Music Awards 2020.
Sharing her love and gratitude for her fellow pop star, Grandeposted on her Insta, “thank u so much for having me @ladygaga i love u with all my heart always. u were so beyond brilliant tonight. so grateful to have been a part of this with u. & thank u again @mtv:)”
Lady Gaga, the popular music sensation was also quick to rejoice her young friend’s Insta achievement. She congratulated Ariana Grande for her 200 million followers through a dedicated post cheering Grande.
The much-loved duo performed ‘Rain on Me’ at the VMAs 2020 which also become the first ever award show to broadcast live post the COVID-19 pandemic. Interestingly, at the time of song release, Lady Gaga had told fans that the audience will see ArianaGrande do things she’s never done before in the music video.
Grande is also followed by many other popular stars on her Instagram including Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner, besides her ‘Rain on Me’ partner. Her friendship with the former had also made the headlines recently after Ariana surprised Gomez with ice cream shaped flowers post hernew “Ice Cream” single.
Talking of the most followed female celebrities on Instagram, Ariana Grande is followed by famed singer-actor Selena Gomez and reality TV star Kylie Jenner with 190 and 193 million followersrespectively. When it comes to Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra is currently the most followed Indian Actress on Instagram with 56.9 million followers, followed by DeepikaPadukone and ShraddhaKapoor.