Let me take a selfie, in 2014 the word “Selfie” joined over 150 other new words like Hashtag and Catfish to be included in the Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary.
Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Beyoncé and Rhianna have taken over social media sites like Instagram with numerous selfie pictures that document every aspect of their lives.
Selfie’s have become so popular that many of Hollywood’s most beautiful women have been taking and posting the pictures to social media sites wearing no makeup. Demi Lovato, Jennifer Aniston, Lady GaGa, super model Tyra Banks, Nicki Minaj, singer Lorde and Cameron Diaz are just a few of the celebrities that have made this trend very popular.
Even the president of the United States has been photographed taking a selfie with sports figures and during the memorial service for South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela.
We can’t forget talk show host Ellen Degeneres, she shut down twitter when she tweeted one of the most famous selfie pictures to date from the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Selfies have become the new form of self-expression. Just look on any social media site or follow your favorite celebrity on Instagram, Pintress or Facebook and you will see countless photos (selfies) taken in the car, grocery store, gym, at the mall, in the bathroom, eating, drinking, with their pets and BFF’s.
The word selfie inspired song writer, producer and DJ friends Alex Pall and Drew Taggart who are known as the duo Chainsmokers to take it to another level. Putting beats to the popular word and turning it into a song that poked fun at an internet sensation that spoke to the generation of millennial was genius.
With catchy lyrics a female voice sounding somewhat like a valley girl from the 80’s. Set the scene in a packed electric, energetic filled dance club reciting those popular words “But first, let me take a Selfie”. This catch phrase was only a matter of time once hearing it that people would be hooked.
The video has gone viral and to date it has exceeded over 147 million hits on Youtube. Don’t be shy next time you are hanging out and doing whatever just smile and take a selfie.