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Katy Perry Hits 100 Million Followers, a Twitter First

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Katy Perry performs during "Katy Perry — Witness World Wide" exclusive YouTube Livestream Concert at Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts on June 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Timothy Norris/Getty Images)

By J. Wheaton   |   Friday, 16 Jun 2017 05:40 PM

Katy Perry is the first to reach 100 million followers on Twitter.

Twitter announced the news in a post Friday featuring some of the singer's posts since she joined Twitter in 2009 set to her song "Witness."

Perry responded to the post, thanking the social media platform for giving her "an opportunity to have a voice."

The milestone moves Perry's Twitter following past Justin Bieber's 96.7 million followers and Barack Obama's 90.8 million and comes just days after the release of her most recent album, "Witness," Billboard noted.

"The singer is no stranger to landmarks like this," Tatiana Cirisano wrote for Billboard. "In fact, she broke her own record for single-day YouTube virality in May, when the music video for her single 'Bon Appetit' hit 16.8 million views in just 24 hours (her 2013 video for 'Roar' previously held the record)."

Perry has tweeted more than 8,500 times, and many of her career highlights have been featured on the platform over the years, including her 2015 Super Bowl performance, which sparked the hashtag #LeftShark. Other hashtags inspired by the singer include #roar, #KatyCats, #Prism, #ChainedToTheRhythm, #Rise, and the most recent, inspired by her Twitter milestone, #LoveKaty, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A vocal Donald Trump critic who performed at the Women's March in Washington, Perry has used the platform to voice her political opinions.

Mashable questioned the authenticity of Perry's Twitter followers, claiming that bots, or fake accounts, are a common problem on Twitter.

"Twitter has verified that Katy does indeed have 100 million followers. The methodology used by TwitterAudit[.com] is flawed and their incorrect information should not be taken seriously," a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement, according to Mashable.

Twitter users congratulated the star for her milestone.

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Katy Perry is the first to reach 100 million followers on Twitter. The social media app announced the news Friday via a tweet, featuring some of the singer's posts since she joined Twitter in 2009 set to her song "Witness."
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