Katy Perry Becomes First #Twitter User to Reach 60 Million Followers

Katy Perry Becomes First Twitter User to Reach 60 Million Followers

U.S. singer-songwriter Katy Perry has become the first Twitter user to be followed by more than 60 million people on the network, reaching the total over the weekend.

Perry was also the first Twitter user to reach 50 million followers, and it took her just 289 days to move from 50 to 60 million followers.

Katy Perry Becomes First #Twitter User to Reach 60 Million Followers

Indeed, her pace has been increasing of late; she accumulated her latest million in a little over two weeks.

Katy Perry Becomes First Twitter User to Reach 60 Million Followers

Perry wasn’t always Twitter’s most popular user. Ashton Kutcher was the first to one million, Lady Gaga was the first to 1020 and 30 million followers and Justin Bieber was the first to 40 million. In November 2013, Perry caught and passed Bieber and never looked back.

Twitter Counter predicts Perry will reach 61 million followers in approximately 20 days.

(Chart: Twitter Counter.)