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Katy Perry is the most followed on Twitter

By Lisa Respers France, CNN
updated 3:33 PM EST, Tue February 4, 2014
Katy Perry (<a href='https://twitter.com/katyperry' target='_blank'>@katyperry</a>) recently became the most followed person on Twitter with more than 50 million followers. Her bio reads: <!-- -->
</br>"Let the light in. Prism. Out now!" See who leads the pack in a variety of categories as of February 1 according to Twitaholic.com. Katy Perry (@katyperry) recently became the most followed person on Twitter with more than 50 million followers. Her bio reads:
"Let the light in. Prism. Out now!" See who leads the pack in a variety of categories as of February 1 according to Twitaholic.com.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Perry has more than 50 million Twitter followers
  • She surpassed Justin Bieber in November
  • The singer tweeted about the milestone

(CNN) -- Katy Perry is officially the queen of Twitter.

The singer has reached more than 50 million followers on the social media site, making her the most followed person in the universe.

Perry took the milestone in stride. "Oh yeah AND we grew to 50 million Katycats! Eh, regular day at the office," she tweeted (of course).

Not that Perry doesn't have competition hot on her heels.

Justin Bieber has about 49.4 million "beliebers" hanging on his every 140-character submission, while President Barack Obama has around 41.2 million followers. Lady Gaga has just over 41 million "little monsters."

The video site YouTube, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Instagram, and Justin Timberlake round out the rest of the top 10 most-followed Twitter accounts.

Perry snagged the Twitter throne from Bieber in November. He, in turn, had earlier toppled Gaga, who for two years was the most followed person. In October she told USA Today that felt felt like she had "learned how to tame that social media dragon."

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