Despite describing her own account as “boring”, earlier this year Selena Gomez beat the likes of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and all the Kardashian-Jenners to the title of most followed person on Instagram.

And now, the Same Old Love singer has become the first person on the site to hit 100 million followers – even though she’s been absent from social media for a month.

As noted by, the 24-year-old’s lack of Instagram and Twitter activity appears to coincide with the cancellation of the remainder of her Revival tour.


Nobody loves me like you do

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Last month, the former Disney star shocked fans by announcing that she would be taking a career break to deal with ongoing health issues

She’s been suffering from Lupus, depression and anxiety.

But while fans were undoubtedly disappointed to learn that they would not be seeing Sel perform in the near future, they have been actively supporting her on social media as when they realised she was closing in on the coveted 100 mil following, they launched a #SelenaBreakTheInternet hashtag to push her account over the finish line.


KL, from the car

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What a nice surprise for Selena when she logs back on.