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Throwback Gallery: Famous First Tweets

Many musicians and celebs have amassed huge followings in the 8 years since Twitter started, and they all have one thing in common: they all started with one tweet. Here are some of our favorite firsts! #Happy8thAnniversaryTwitter

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    @Cities97Radio -- We used our first tweet to get the word out about a Studio C session from our good buddy Eric Hutchinson where he sang a special Birthday song for Oake! We're fairly certain Oake has since had every copy of that Birthday song destroyed for fear of further public humiliation!
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    @PaulFletcher97 -- Paul wasn't even a member of the Cities 97 broadcast team when he published his first tweet. #SorrySoxFans
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    @MattNathanson -- Bored and lonely? Join Twitter! #InternetSupportGroup
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    @IngridMusic -- Ingrid used her first tweet to get the word out about her, at the time, new album 'Be OK'. The album was released just 3 days after this tweet and went on to sell over 15,000 copies in the first week. #TwitterMarketingWin
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    @EricHutchinson -- Back in 2008, Eric was on the leading edge of the new food-related tweet movement...the 'what I just had to eat' twit pics followed soon after and the rest is history. #FoodTweets
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    @SaraBareilles -- Sara's one of our favorite foul-mouthed singer/songwriters so it's no surprise to see that she worked an 'effing' into her very first tweet. #AreChadAndConnorAndSaraStillFriends
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    @NeonTrees -- Neon Trees would spend close to another year working on 'Habits' before it would finally see a release on March 16th, 2010. First single? #Animals
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    @EllieGoulding -- Ellie's first tweet may be the most embarrassing of the bunch. #RealTalk
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    @LordeMusic -- Lorde, publicly overcoming personal hygiene roadblocks since 2012. #TooShort
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    @OneRepublic -- When's the last time you saw someone bragging about tweeting from a Blackberry? #OldSchool
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    @Train -- In the months following this tweet, Train would go on to sell about a bajillion copies of their single 'Hey Soul Sister'. #YoPat
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    @Maroon5 -- James Valentine went pity-fishing for his first tweet from the Maroon 5 account and we still don't feel all that bad for him. #StopWhining
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    @JTimberlake -- Remember Esmee Denters, the first star of Justin Timberlake's upstart record label Tennman Records? Yeah, neither do we. #WhereAreTheyNow
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    @DaveMatthewsBND -- Dave Matthews Band came right out of the gate with some DVR alerts...wait, were we DVR'ing back then or were we still watching TV in real time?
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    @ImagineDragons -- This 'Battle of the Bite' gig was pretty pivotal in the Dragon's eventual worldwide domination. The story goes that Train had to bail on the show due to Pat getting sick and Imagine Dragons stepped up to take their place and perform for over 26,000 people! They killed their set, the accolades started flooding in and, well, you know the rest. #LOLAtMySpaceReference
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    @GavinDeGraw -- At the time, Gavin was psyched about a co-headlining tour with Collective Soul. These days the guys in Collective Soul would probably feel pretty lucky to land a gig opening for Gavin!
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    @GooGooDolls -- Goo Goo Dolls have one of the most bland first tweets of the bunch. 'is GooGooDolls.com' is the best you could do? #WeakSauce
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    @Pink -- Wonder what was she up to during the first 9 years of the century? #TweetingIsTheFuture
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    @ChristinaPerri -- Anybody know where she went or what she's back from? #AmbiguousTweet
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    @MatcboxTwenty -- Because we were all DYING to hear from the site and not the members of the band... #WhereIsRob
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    @Phillips -- There was an outbreak of fake P-Squared accounts prior to Phillip Phillips finally stepping up to make things official. #Verified
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    @WalkOffTheEarth -- Guess the band hasn't ALWAYS oozed creativity...
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    @Kelly_Clarkson -- Kelly's strategy was to set the bar as low as possible. #ItCanOnlyGetBetterFromHere
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    @TheLumineers -- An automated MySpace tweet? #Fail
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    @KatyPerry -- Katy name-dropped Vicks in her first tweet?! #Baller
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    @Coldplay -- Had no idea Ron Burgundy used to run Coldplay's Twitter account... #Anchorman
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    @TheFray -- Try tweeting out a photo next time. #Tease
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    @BrunoMars -- Before becoming a successful solo artist, Mars was an acknowledged music produce. His first appearance as a singer was on Far East Movement's track '3D'. #Firsts
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    @DavidGray -- Bragging about your high-profile musical collaborations is commonplace on Twitter now but back in 2009 David was quite the trailblazer. #AheadOfTheCurve
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    @NoDoubt -- No Doubt guitar-slinger Tom Dumont christened the ND Twitter account with his plans for what sounded like the most perfect day ever. #Jealous
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    @OfficialAdele -- Using your first tweet to direct your followers to Facebook is a bold move. #SocialWars
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    @ZZWard -- Riveting. #UnderConstruction