Taylor Swift Reaches 50 Million Instagram Followers

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Taylor Swift performs onstage at Sprint Center on Sept. 21, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Taylor Swift has reached 50 million Instagram followers, the pop star revealed with a post Thursday (Oct. 8). 

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Earlier this week Instagram released an official list of the top five popular Instagram accounts with Swift at the top, beating out Kim Kardashian, BeyoncĂ© and Selena Gomez. As such, this makes her the first Instagram user to reach this benchmark. 

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She joked on Instagram celebrating the occasion, "I'm pretty sure this is just because I have cute cats though."