Twitter is eight! Which means if you were an early adopter, you’ve likely said a lot of embarrassing and amazing things (sober and otherwise) over the course of those heady years. And so, of course, have the musically famous set — while they were famous and not-so-much-known.
Due to the boredom that is scrolling, a lot of our earliest assertions have been lost in that infinite sea of tweets, but, today, the microblogging service has decided to give us all a serious case of #TBT in the form of a fun little tool called #FirstTweet. Yup, simply plug in your username to get your very first tweet.
Mine, predictably, had something to do with joining Twitter. Other newly minted tweeters, however — like Chance the Rapper, Katy Perry and more — had more interesting things to say.
Check out a cadre of famous first tweets below:
figuring out twitter…
— Macklemore (@macklemore) December 16, 2008
Little did he know, he’d be the selfie king in a few short years…
2. Chance The Rapper
In the booth. THE BACK TO SCHOOL PACK comin soon!
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) August 23, 2010
Before he was famous.
3. Lady Gaga
op rehearsing for my video just dance and am now at wmc to perform at the Armani and nervous records party. But I am no nervous record! …
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 27, 2008
— Cher (@cher) May 5, 2010
5. Jared Leto
and it begins.. -j
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) April 3, 2009
What? Your road to the Oscars?
6. Katy Perry
Just got into Berlin… feeling better thank you, have my vicks inhaler by my bedside… and P.S. I TWITTTTER! GAH. Such a follower!
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) February 21, 2009
Katy’s first tweet was sick. Literally.
7. Justin Bieber
Check out my single "ONE TIME" on my myspace and spread the word for me. Thanks www.myspace.com/justinbieber
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 12, 2009
Yeah guys, hit him up on MySpace. This kid might just have something…
8. Miley Cyrus
Welcome to the official Miley Cyrus "Gypsy Heart Tour" twitter page!!!
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 30, 2011
Hey World, It's B! I'm so excited to invite you to my new http://t.co/fZxlrtAh – we've been working hard, and it's finally ready for you XO
— Beyoncé Knowles (@Beyonce) April 5, 2012
Nice to meet you, B!
10. One Direction
Hello everyone! from the One Direction boys. x
— One Direction (@onedirection) October 30, 2010
XOXO to you, too, dudes!
11. Veronica Roth
…Kristen Stewart is in the movie Jumper for like twenty seconds. Wait, why am I watching Jumper?
— Veronica Roth (@VeronicaRoth) December 11, 2009
Research for your future futuristic blockbuster, perhaps?
12. Lena Dunham
This is my first affair! Please be kind.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 2, 2009
Cribbing on Sinatra.
The Wait Is Ova. Nov 23 09
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 13, 2009
OK, but what about in 2014?
14. Wayne Coyne
Hey.. I got rid of that old fake Wayne account… Yes it is really me…sorry it took so long….
— Wayne Coyne (@waynecoyne) August 2, 2010
It was worth the wait.
— kesha (@KeshaRose) March 23, 2009
Yes to the please power.
16. Courtney Love
"EVIL queen" ( and man i attract alot) as much as many "mature" people here think Perez plays "Evil Queen" he doesnt any more he may have
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) May 30, 2009
You said it.
i think my fingernails are too short to be a member of the twittersphere
— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 22, 2012
But your fingers themselves are just black enough, kid.