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Katy Perry hits 50 million Twitter followers

1 of 1 Katy Perry is the undisputed pop queen of Twitter
Katy Perry is the undisputed pop queen of Twitter

Katy Perry has hit a major social media milestone after amassing 50 million followers on Twitter.

Perry dethroned teen heartthrob Justin Bieber in early November to take over the social network’s top spot.

Four months earlier she overtook Lady Gaga, relegating the one-time queen of Twitter to the third-largest artist on the social network despite having over 41 million followers.

Other hugely popular artists on Twitter include Britney Spears at 35 million, Rihanna at 34 million and Justin Timberlake at a little more than 30 million.

Perry added more than 18 million new followers in 2013. Last month alone she had more than 660,000 mentions and close to 350,000 retweets.

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