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Katy Perry sets Twitter milestone with 50m followers

Published on Feb 1, 2014 6:20 AM
 
Singer Katy Perry attends "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles" in Los Angeles, California on Jan 27, 2014. Pop star Katy Perry made Twitter history Friday, becoming the first person ever with more than 50 million followers on the microblogging website. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Pop star Katy Perry made Twitter history on Friday, becoming the first person ever with more than 50 million followers on the microblogging website.

Twitter Counter, a service for tracking Twitter usage, said Perry had picked up tens of thousands of followers since Thursday, as she roared her way to 50,025,667.

Perry, 29, whose Dark Horse tops the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart this week, opted to say nothing on Friday about her online achievement.

Instead she tweeted thanks to Madonna for having invited her to curate the pop diva's Art for Freedom human rights project during the month of January.

 
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