Katy Perry makes Twitter history with 100M followers

| Updated: Jun 19, 2017 03:07 IST

New Delhi [India], June 18 (ANI): Pop star Katy Perry has created history by becoming the first Twitter user to reach 100 million followers. The 'Fireworks' hitmaker has reached the milestone amount of fans on the social media site, followed by Justin Bieber, who has 96.7 million followers whilst Barack Obama (90.8 million), Taylor Swift (85.1 million) and Rihanna (74.1 million) placed third, fourth and fifth respectively. To celebrate Perry's achievement, the website posted a video compilation of her tweets since she joined in 2009 along with a message saying, "Today, we #WITNESS history. Congratulations @katyperry, the first to reach 100 million followers!". <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today, we <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WITNESS?src=hash">#WITNESS</a> history.<br><br>Congratulations <a href="https://twitter.com/katyperry">@katyperry</a>, the first to reach 100 million followers! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LoveKaty?src=hash">#LoveKaty</a> <a href="https://t.co/41aJyPTtZ2">pic.twitter.com/41aJyPTtZ2</a></p>&mdash; Twitter (@Twitter) <a href="https://twitter.com/Twitter/status/875730516783185920">June 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The 'Chained to the Rhythm' singer joined Twitter in 2009 and has sent out about 8,500 messages since.(ANI)