Amanda Gorman: Poet Gets over 1m Followers after Inauguration Gig

Amanda Gorman: Poet Gets over 1m Followers after Inauguration Gig

- Amanda Gorman stole the show at President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony with her powerful performance

- The 22-year old poet, who recited The Hill We Climb, became the youngest inaugural poet in the US history

- Amanda, who dazzled fans with her mastery of words, got more than one million new followers in less than 24 hours on her Instagram account

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Amanda Gorman had a special role during the US 46th President's swearing ceremony reciting The Hill We Climb poem.

Her graceful and eloquent performance earned her a place in the heart of many people globally, who followed her across her social media platforms.

The 22-year-old poet was already a household name in the creatives industry, but the majority will remember her as the brave, confident young poet who called for unity during the swearing-in of the 46th president of the United States.

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Amanda Gorman: Young poet gets over 1M followers after performing at Biden's inauguration

Amanda Gorman is a poet who called for unity using her performance during President Joe Biden's inauguration. Photo credit: Amanda Gorman/Instagram.
Source: Instagram

Her performance brought a light moment during the inauguration event, leaving most people tweeting her lines and following her on social media.

Before she took the podium, she had at least 886K followers, however, after her performance, everyone wanted to know who this poet who stole the show was, and by this morning, she had 2.1M followers on Instagram.

The Biden Inauguration team also shared a line from her powerful poem on their Instagram page:

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey also shared her joy on Facebook that was brought about by seeing this young black poet own the stage and leave people with words to ponder on. She said:

Prior to the inauguration, Amanda had been writing poems and sharing some of them online or in smaller events. She has even authored a children's book meant to inspire them love who they are and be comfortable in their own skin.

The former first lady Michelle Obama also acknowledged her highlight of the day on Twitter, celebrating Amanda for her excellent performance:

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Here are some reactions that left fans dazzled by Amanda's mastery of words:

@zeutschs said:

''Her poem brought me to tears. What an insightful, mature and poised young woman.''

@lombardkids appreciated her:

''Such a phenomenal poet.''

@jamie.delaney4 said:

''Definitely my new favorite.''

@angela.maffei.779 missed the memo when she said:

''Fantastic, you will be famous someday.''

The poet is already famous and only getting more buzz online if the number of people following her is anything to go by. She is a new sensation that is sure set to keep releasing activism art with and to the world.

Previously, Briefly.co.za shared a list of performing artistes who were shortlisted to entertain the audience attending the Inaugural ceremony of President Joe Biden.

Some of the names included Lady Gaga who also stunned fans with her outfit and prowess in singing the national anthem.

Amanda, who is the first ever National Youth Poet Laureate was also on the list of performers and she out did everyone with her beautiful masterpiece.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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