Katy Perry Is the First to Hit 50M Twitter FollowersBy: Josh Wolford - January 31, 2014
29-year-old singer Katy Perry is officially the first user in the history of Twitter to hit 50 million followers.
According to data on Twitter Counter’s top 100, Perry currently sits at 50,022,000+ followers. By contrast, she’s only following 130 people.
Up until recently, the battle for Twitter supremacy was usually one between Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. The latter was the first to hit 10 million followers, and she also won the race to 20 million. At that time, Justin Bieber began to overtake Mother Monster and became the first to hit both 30 million and 40 million.
But 50 million just seems like such a more significant milestone – and it belongs to Katy Perry.
Perry has yet to acknowledge her feat on Twitter, instead tweeting out the news that she just hit #1 on the Billboard charts with the song “Dark Horse.”
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) January 30, 2014
The rest of the top ten Twitter users, in terms of follower count, are as follows:
Justin Bieber (49.2 million), Barack Obama (41.2 million), Lady Gaga (41 million), YouTube (38.9 million), Taylor Swift (38.7 million), Britney Spears (35.6 million), Rihanna (33.8 million), Instagram (30.5 million), and Justin Timberlake (30.2 million).
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