Kylie Jenner Becomes First Woman in the World to Reach 300 Million Instagram Followers

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Despite keeping a quiet presence on social media the past few months, Kylie Jenner is the first woman to reach the Instagram milestone.

It may be time to officially crown Kylie Jenner the Queen of Instagram.

The Kylie Cosmetics mogul, 24, has become the first woman in the world to reach 300 million Instagram followers on the social media platform. The milestone makes her only the second person, behind soccer pro Cristiano Ronaldo (at 388 million) to reach such a high follower count. Instagram’s official account takes the helm as the most-followed on the platform with 460 million.

Previously, Ariana Grande took the top spot as the most-followed woman on Instagram. In Feb. 2019, Grande had racked up 146.5 million followers, beating out Selena Gomez, who had earned the most-followed spot before the «Positions» pop star.

Jenner’s made the social media milestone despite keeping a relatively low profile on Instagram for the past two months.

 

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The star, who is expecting her second child with rapper Travis Scott, took some time away from social media after 10 concertgoers died at Scott’s Astroworld Festival show in Houston on Nov. 5. Jenner returned to Instagram on Christmas Eve with a throwback picture of her mother, Kris Jenner.

Then on New Year’s Eve, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum took time to reflect on the highs and the lows of the past year.

«As 2022 is approaching i’ve been reflecting on this last year and the blessings that it brought but also the many heartaches it held,» she wrote alongside the black-and-white image of her growing baby bump. «I will never forget this year and all the significant changes it made to my life.»

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«I pray this new year is filled with a lot of love for all of you and i hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this time. 🖤,» the Kylie Cosmetics founder added.

In his first Instagram post following the Astroworld tragedy that occurred in November, Scott, 30, shared a black-and-white image of his side profile on Dec. 31 writing, «Always 🤎.» Jenner commented with two «🤎🤎» emojis.

At the time of the tragedy, both Scott and Jenner posted statements and mourned the deaths of the fans. Scott and rapper Drake, who appeared for a song at the show, were named in a $750 million lawsuit filed by 125 Astroworld Festival attendees.

Shawn Mendes Caught in a Blizzard Of Emotion in Chilly ‘It’ll Be Okay’ Video

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The singer dropped the emotional video for his latest single on Thursday morning (Jan. 13).

Love can leave you cold, especially when it leads to heartbreak. That’s the simple message in the video for Shawn Mendes‘ emotional single “It’ll Be Okay.” The kind of blue ballad released in the wake of the singer’s high-profile November breakup with Camila Cabello after two-plus years of dating finally got a visual treatment on Thursday (Jan. 13), more than a month after Mendes dropped the song.

And like the track’s clear-eyed chronicle of lost love — on which Mendes sings, “If you tell me you’re leaving, I’ll make it easy/ It’ll be okay/ If we can’t stop the bleeding/ We don’t have to fix it/ We don’t have to stay/ I will love you either way/ Ooh-ooh, it’ll be oh, be okay” — the Jay Martin-directed clip keeps things uncomplicated.

In fact it consists entirely of Mendes slow-walking his way through his hometown of Toronto at night in the midst of a snowy night crooning the lyrics with not a single other person around to hear his laments. “Oh, if the future we’ve dreamed of is fading to black/ I will love you either way,” he sings as the song’s piano coda wells up and he slows to a crawl in a dimly lit alleyway.

The song marks Mendes’ first solo music release since his fourth studio album Wonder, which came out in Dec. 2020, and topped the Billboard 200. He’ll be taking Wonder all around the world during his 2022 tour, which kicks off its European leg in spring before heading Stateside next summer with openers Dermot Kennedy and Tate McRae.