Katy Perry has made headlines for hitting a major milestone in Twitter history, after becoming the First to accumulate 100 million followers on Twitter.
While Perry’s fan base has always been impressive, over the last two years she has gained a particularly massive increase of nearly 40 million followers on the social media microblogging platform, making her the reigning Twitter queen.
Guinness World Records can officially confirm that the singer has also smashed her existing record for having the Most followers on Twitter, with a staggering 100,030,490 and counting.
With her incredible follower count, Katy Perry has also furthered her records for the Most followers on Twitter (female) as well as the Most followers on Twitter for a female pop star.
Twitter celebrated her outstanding achievement with a congratulatory announcement on their profile:
The pop sensation has held the record for most Twitter followers since 2014, when she registered 52,463,838 followers and beat fellow celebrities Lady Gaga and even Justin Bieber by more than one million users. With the June release of her new album “Witness”, Katy Perry’s music has hit the world by storm, giving the popstar more traction and popularity than ever before.
The new record title is one of many in Katy’s impressive collection of world records the star has gained since the start of her singing career.
From outer space love on "E.T.," to “Teenage Dreams,” Katy Perry has covered plenty of ground in her music.
In light of her noteworthy achievement, we’ve put together a list of records that showcase her record-breaking success.
Most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours (female)
After debuting “Chained to the Rhythm” at the 59th annual GRAMMY Awards, the catchy single quickly became a success among pop-fans everywhere. In February of this year, the song gained such popularity that it earned the award-winning singer another world record to her many for having the Most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours (female), streaming 3,062,293 in a single day. It was the first single released from her fifth studio album, arguably predicting the success of “Witness” based on her passionate fan base.
First Female to have Five No. 1 Singles from 1 Album (US)
Katy Perry fans will surely be able to sing “Teenage Dream” at the top of their lungs, as well as “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”, “California Gurls”, “Firework”, and “E.T.”. This is most likely because they were all chart-topping singles that lead to her No. 1 selling album Teenage Dream which was released in August 2011.
Katy is only the second artist in history to have earned this record, the other being the late Michael Jackson, who set the record after chalking up a handful of top 5 singles from his 1987 album, “Bad”. What a record Katy! (Literally.)
Largest TV audience for a Super Bowl half-time performance
We all can recall the evening Katy rode in strapped to the back of a robotic tiger- arguably the singer's most iconic performance, with 118.5 million people tuning in to watch NBC’s live broadcast in 2015.
For the show, the singer belted out her classic “Roar”, “Dark Horse”, and her breakout single “I Kissed a Girl”. As a surprise, she even introduced singer Missy Elliot in the midst of her performance, getting approximately 4 million views more than the Super Bowl XLIX game itself!
Most Just Dance appearances by one artist
It’s hard to resist the urge to move along with many of Katy’s singles, and the makers of Just Dance video game series seems to think so too.
As of 2015, the singer has had 11 songs in the game, making her voice the soundtrack of choice for many ambitious dancers on Wii and Xbox.
Biggest Selling Digital Artist (US)
Nothing screams One of the Boys than having seven multi-platinum records in the span of just five years. From 2008 to 2013, Katy’s singles such as “Hot n Cold” and “Dark Horse” sold like hot cakes, making her a master in the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) “Gold & Platinum Program”.
In 2014 in the US, the singer had officially sold 72 million digital singles, beating Rihanna by more than 20 million. That’s sure is one way get the world “Wide Awake” about her music.
Most viewed music channel on YouTube (female)
With Katy’s consistent popularity on social media and the music industry, it comes as no surprise that the pop sensation also has the Most viewed musical channel on YouTube. KatyPerryVEVO, has attracted 11,816,049,727 video views as of 11 May 2017. The most popular of the 95 videos are for her some of her best-selling smash hits, including "Roar" (1.98 billion views) and "Dark Horse" (1.86 billion views).