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Katy Perry tops 50 million followers on Twitter

Recording artist Katy Perry attends 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Katy Perry topped Justin Bieber on Twitter followers with 46 million followers late last year. And according to Billboard on Feb. 1, the “Roar” singer is shaking things up again. The website reports Perry is now the first Twitter user to top 50 million followers.

Perry reportedly added more than 18 million followers in 2013 while promoting her PRISM album. But that's not all, the pop star surpassed Lady Gaga in followers last July knocking the “Born This Way” singer down to third place with 41 million followers.

According to the website, music is the most discussed topic on Twitter, with more than one billion tweets about music last year. Other high-ranking artists on Twitter include Taylor Swift at 38 million, Britney Spears at 35 million, Rihanna at 34 million and Justin Timberlake at 30 million.

Meanwhile, don’t count out Bieber out just yet. The "Baby" singer is coming in at a close second with 49.2 million followers.

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