Pop superstar Katy Perry has made history by becoming the first user to garner 100 million followers on Twitter, the social media platform announced. “Today we #WITNESS history,” Twitter said Friday in a tweet, referencing the title of Perry’s recently released fifth album. The guys at Twitter HQ also congratulated the Roar singer on her achievement with a compilation of some of her best tweets from over the years and wrote: “Congratulations @katyperry, the first to reach 100 million followers! #LoveKaty.”
Today, we #WITNESS history.
— Twitter (@Twitter) June 16, 2017
The 32-year-old joined the social platform in 2009 and amassed 50m followers by 2012, and five years later she’s doubled that number. The 32-year-old singer recently livestreamed her life for 96 hours, inviting fans to watch as she slept, cooked, did yoga, cuddled with her dog Nugget and chatted with a stream of celebrities who showed up at her door.
Despite putting her life temporarily under observation with 41 cameras, Katy Perry – born Katheryn Hudson to conservative Christian parents in California – said she struggled to handle the attention to her life more broadly.
“I’m human and I’m living under this crazy microscope,” she said, tears smudging her mascara.The second most-followed on Twitter is Justin Bieber, who currently boasts 96.7 million followers, and right behind them are Barack Obama (90.8 million), Taylor Swift (85.1 million) and Rihanna (74.1 million).