Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson [born October 25, 1984], known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard,Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract withCapitol Records in April 2007.
The website posted a video compilation of her tweets since she joined in 2009 along with a message saying “Today, we #WITNESS history”.
Witness is the name of Perry’s new album.
Justin Bieber has the second highest number of followers at 96.7m, while Barack Obama took third place with almost 91m.
According to the website Twitter Counter, others in the top 100 are mostly pop artists, sports stars, media personalities and politicians.
US president Donald Trump is the most-followed current leader, in 33rd place with 32.4m followers. Two places behind him – after the boy band One Direction – is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 30.7m followers.
However it is not clear how many of these accounts’ followers are real people and how many may be fake accounts.
Searches using the tool Twitter Audit – which analyses a sample of followers and calculates a score based on factors including the number of tweets they have sent – suggested that about two-thirds of both Perry’s and Bieber’s followers may not be real.
Today, we #WITNESS history.
— Twitter (@Twitter) June 16, 2017
Perry has received many awards, including four Guinness World Records, a Brit Award, and aJuno Award, and been included in the Forbes list of “Top-Earning Women In Music” (2011–2016). Her estimated net worth as of 2016 is $125 million. She is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold 100 million records globally throughout her career. In film, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me in 2012, and voicedSmurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs and its sequel in 2013.
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