With her hit song ‘Firework’ last week soundtracking many a pyrotechnic display across the U.S. for Fourth of July celebrations, singer Katy Perry had extra reason to party.
The dynamic pop star was confirmed once again as the record holder for Most followers on Twitter, with the star registering 90,153,456 subscribers to her feed,
The title is one of many in Katy’s impressive collection of world records the star has gained since the start of her singing career.
From outer space love on "E.T.", to “Teenage Dreams”, Katy Perry has covered plenty of ground in her music, so in light of her new achievement, we’ve put together a list of records that showcase her record-breaking success.
Most Twitter Followers
The pop sensation has held this record since 2014, when she registered 52,463,838 followers to beat fellow celebrities Lady Gaga and gasp! Even Justin Bieber by more than one million users. While Perry’s fan base is impressive enough, over the last two years she has gained an increase of nearly 40 million followers, making her the reigning Twitter queen.
Highest Annual Earnings for a Female Pop Star
How much do you think this California Gurl is grossing? In just one year, ending in June of 2015, Perry made an outstanding $135 million according to Forbes magazine.
She ranked third on the list of “World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities” for that year behind professional boxer’s Floyd Mayweather (USA) and Manny Pacquiao (Philippines) , standing as the highest paid female celeb. Previous holders of the Highest Annual Earnings for a Female Pop Star record title include Madonna and Beyonce, making this record quite the accomplishment.
First Female to have Five No. 1 Singles from 1 Album (US)
Katy Perry fans will surely be able to sing “Teenage Dream” at the top of their lungs, as well as “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”, “California Gurls”, “Firework”, and “E.T.”. This is most likely because they were all chart-topping singles that lead to her No. 1 selling album Teenage Dream which was released in August 2011.
Katy is only the second artist in history to have earned this record, the other being the late Michael Jackson, who set the record after chalking up a handful of top 5 singles from his 1987 album, “Bad”. What a record Katy! (Literally.)
Largest TV Audience for a Super bowl half-time performance
We all can recall the evening Katy rode in strapped to the back of a robotic tiger- arguably the singer's most iconic performance, with 118.5 million people tuning in to watch NBC’s live broadcast in 2015.
For the show, the singer belted out her classic “Roar”, “Dark Horse”, and her breakout single “I Kissed a Girl”. As a surprise, she even introduced singer Missy Elliot in the midst of her performance, getting approximately 4 million views more than the Super Bowl XLIX game itself!
Fastest time to complete 10 m on hind legs by a dog
Fan’s of Katy’s music videos might remember this little fellow.
Named “Jiff” this pint-sized Pomeranian appeared in the video for “Dark Horse” set his record for walking 10 m on his hind legs in a nippy 6.56 seconds.
Most Just Dance appearances by one artist
It’s hard to resist the urge to move along with many of Katy’s singles, and the makers of Just Dance video game series seems to think so too.
As of 2015, the singer has had 11 songs in the game, making her voice the soundtrack of choice for many ambitious dancers on Wii and Xbox.
Biggest Selling Digital Artist (US)
Nothing screams One of the Boys than having seven multi-platinum records in the span of just five years. From 2008 to 2013, Katy’s singles such as “Hot n Cold” and “Dark Horse” sold like hot cakes, making her a master in the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) “Gold & Platinum Program”.
In 2014 in the US, the singer had officially sold 72 million digital singles, beating Rihanna by more than 20 million. That’s sure is one way get the world “Wide Awake” about her music.