By Shawn Rice
Katy Perry is your number one followed person on Twitter. The singer reached a new milestone this Friday. Twitter announced the pop star has reached 90 million followers, which makes her the most followed person on Twitter ever. The social media platform tweeted the news, joking that if 90 million people were invited to the party, “We’re gonna need a really big dance floor.”
Behind Perry, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift click in at the second and third-most followed people on Twitter, respectively. Coincidentally, Katy Perry’s Twitter account got hacked two months ago. The culprit sent out several messages telling Taylor Swift that Perry missed her along with a series of insults.
When Twitter announced the news, they noted what fans have said most about the “Roar” singer. Some of the most tweeted expressions about Perry include: “[my] queen,” “beautiful,” “[the] best,” “better [than],” “amazing,” and “[my] spirit animal.”
— Twitter (@twitter) July 1, 2016
Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.
Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles “I Kissed a Girl” – which sparked controversy for its homosexual themes – and “Hot n Cold” from her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys. Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and contained the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.”, and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” as well as the number-three single “The One That Got Away”. The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one Billboard Hot 100 songs, and the second overall after Michael Jackson’s album Bad. In March 2012, she re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs “Part of Me” and “Wide Awake”.
Her fourth album, Prism, was released in 2013, and is influenced by pop and dance. She became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs “Roar” and “Dark Horse”. Her songwriting is mostly done in collaboration with others, especially Dr. Luke and Max Martin, and in songs such as “Firework” and “Roar” she stresses themes of self-empowerment and self-esteem. Perry is known for an idiosyncratic and fun-based sense of personal fashion that incorporates bright colors and food-based themes. Her concert performances feature elaborate stagings and costumes.
Perry has received many awards, including four Guinness World Records, and been included in the Forbes list of “Top-Earning Women In Music” (2011–15). Throughout her career, she has sold 100 million records globally. Perry has also made celebrity endorsements and released the perfumes Purr, Meow!, Killer Queen, and Mad Potion. In July 2012, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me, which concentrated on her life as a touring artist and the dissolution of her brief marriage to English actor and comedian Russell Brand in the early 2010s.
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