Katy Perry Becomes First Person to Reach 100 Million Twitter Followers

Katy Perry‘s resume already includes  “The Most Followed Person on Twitter,” and now she can add a bit more to that…

Yes, the 32-year-old pop superstar just became the first person to hit 100 million followers on Twitter, shooting her to the No.1 spot of the social media platform’s list of most-followed people.

Twitter shared a post to honor Katy, using the title of her forthcoming album, writing, “Today, we #WITNESS history. Congratulations @katyperry, the first to reach 100 million followers! #LoveKaty.”

Twitter also shared a video of some of Katy’s top tweets over the years, beginning with her very first in February of 2009.

Katy followed up with a tweet of her own, writing, “Thank you, @Twitter, for always giving me an opportunity to have a voice! #LoveKaty.”


Meanwhile, Katy’s rise (pun intended) to the top of Twitter comes after several big transformations in her life.

She made a massive change to her appearance—which was ironically inspired by her desire to distance herself from the larger-than-life persona that made her famous— and she’s let the world into her private life more than ever. Not only did partake in a 96-hour livestream event, taking her fans and followers behind closed doors with her, she also penned a revealing profile for the New York Times

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And no matter the scrutiny she may face from the public, Katy still believes in her new chapter.

“It’s a departure, and it’s a necessary evolution that I have to take.”