Donald Trump maybe the most controversial figure on Twitter, but not even the President of the United States is even close to be the most popular person on the platform. That title belongs to Katy Perry, who reached and surpassed the 100 million followers mark, way above the 32.4 million of Trump, making her the first person to ever have that number.
And so, Twitter has a new queen. And it isn’t Selena Gomez, or Beyoncé, nor any of the Kardashian-Jenner clan members, whom tend to “break the internet” and all its records. It is Katy Perry, who now joins the ranking of the most popular celebrities on the Internet.
Perry’s triumph on Twitter happens at the very same time the singer is promoting her latest album, Witness.
“Today, we #WITNESS history”, the social media said in a tweet, referring to Perry’s newest project. “Congratulations @katyperry, the first to reach 100 million followers! #LoveKaty”, they added.
The singer also thanked Twitter with—of course—a tweet. “Thank You, @Twitter, for always giving me the opportunity to have a voice! #LoveKaty” she wrote.
Thus, Katy Perry surpassed the biggest celebrities on Twitter so far, leaving Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and her eternal nemesis (though not so much anymore, according to Perry) Taylor Swift, eating dust.
Twitter celebrated the singer’s achievement by creating the hashtag #LoveKaty, and revealed that the most talk about the “Roar” performer was during her half-time show of Super Bowl 2015. The social network also reported that the most tweeted hashtags on Perry have been #roar, #KatyCats (as their fans call themselves), and #ChainedToTheRhythm.
Long live Katy Perry, the new queen of Twitter!