January 31, 2014
Katy Perry Rides Closer to 50 Million Mark on Twitter
Katy Perry was on the threshold Thursday of becoming the first person ever to have more than 50 million followers on Twitter.
Twitter Counter, a service for tracking Twitter usage, predicted that Perry, 29, whose "Dark Horse" featuring Juicy J is atop this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, would roar through the 50 million barrier sometime Friday.
On Thursday, her @katyperry account claimed 49,989,780 followers.
"Crazy, isn't it?" said Twitter Counter in an email, adding that Perry -- who tweets regularly to her fans, but follows only 130 people herself -- "never really shared her Twitter milestones."