Katy Perry Makes History As First to Hit 100 Million Twitter Followers
Congrats to Katy Perry! Fresh off the release of her album ‘Witness,’ the pop star has become the first person ever to reach 100 million followers on Twitter.
Her #1 spot is followed by Justin Bieber, who comes in second place with 96.7 million followers, Barack Obama (90.8 million), Taylor Swift (85.1 million) and Rihanna (74.1 million).
Twitter announced the news via a congratulatory tweet:
Today, we #WITNESS history.
— Twitter (@Twitter) June 16, 2017
However, there are huge speculations about whether all of those followers are real. According to Twitteraudit.com, about 62 million of Perry’s followers might not be real.
Regardless, she’s had a record-setting year thus far with the music video for her single “Bon Appetit” hitting 16.8 million views in just 24 hours, breaking her own record for single-day YouTube virality.