Katy Perry just keeps soaring in popularity. On Friday, the Witness singer and pop culture lightning rod became the first person to reach 100 million followers on Twitter, making her the most-followed person on the platform, Twitter reports.
Perry joined Twitter back in 2009, making her something of an early adopter as a celebrity. Since then, she’s been an active user, sending out over 8,500 tweets in her time on the service; that’s about a thousand each year. She’s also been at the center of many memorable conversations and pop culture moments on the platform, from the 2015 Super Bowl’s viral “Left Shark” debacle during her performance to her participation in the 2016 election.
Intriguingly, Perry’s most popular tweets are all mentions or shout-outs to fellow artists or celebrities that she’s thrown her support behind, including messages expressing love for One Direction, Niall Horan, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Hillary Clinton. Her most popular tweet ever, a 2012 missive requesting that One Direction perform at MTV’s Video Music Awards, garnered more than 132 thousand retweets. This year, her tweet sending prayers to Ariana Grande following the Manchester tragedy was retweeted 72 thousand times. Her first tweet was about traveling to Berlin — and joining the platform.
She is followed behind by Justin Bieber with 96.1 followers and Barrack Obama at 91 million followers.