Katy Perry just made history on Twitter

Susannah Alexander
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From Digital Spy

Katy Perry's already scored a Brit Award, four Guinness World Records and been named one of the best-selling music artists of all time, but it just keeps getting better for her.

She's now won Twitter honours as well, as she's become the first user to reach 100 million followers.

That's a lot of people to keep entertained.

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Katy's beaten her biggest rival Taylor Swift to the punch, with Tay lagging behind on 85.1 million followers.

That's certainly not going to help calm their feud down...

Twitter bosses decided to honour the singer's achievement by creating her very own custom emoji, a heart with "100M" written on it.

They also made a celebratory video, containing a compilation of some of Katy's best tweets, captioned: "Today, we #WITNESS history. Congratulations @katyperry, the first to reach 100 million followers! #LoveKaty".

Katy responded by thanking the tech giant for "always giving me an opportunity to have a voice".

Her first tweet was sent on February 21, 2009, and read: "Just got into Berlin... feeling better thank you, have my vicks inhaler by my bedside... and P.S. I TWITTTTER! GAH. Such a follower!"

She's definitely come a long way since being "such a follower"!

Meanwhile, Katy has just released her fifth studio album, Witness, to rather mixed reviews.

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She also features alongside Pharrell Williams on Calvin Harris's new summer anthem 'Feels'.

It doesn't seem like she'll be taking a break anytime soon...

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