10 most followed celebrities on Twitter
Twitter is one of the most used social networking sites. Celebrities all around the world are connected with their fans through it. Here’s the list of 10 most followed celebrities on twitter.
1. Katy Perry:
She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Perry is considered a sex symbol. She was placed at number one on the Maxim Hot 100 in 2010 as the “most beautiful woman in the world”, with Editor Joe Levy describing her as a “triple – no quadruple – kind of hot”. Men’s Health readers voted her the “sexiest woman of 2013”. Throughout her career, Perry has won five American Music Awards, fourteen People’s Choice Awards, and four Guinness World Records. She won the 2015 Guinness World Record for most Twitter followers.
Followers: 88,455,049 Following: 160 Tweets: 6,892 Favorites: 2,068 Listed: 142,740
2. Justin Bieber:
He is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He’s a pop teenage sensation. He has won numerous fan-voted awards, including American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012. In his career, he has received three Grammy nominations, winning one for Best Dance Recording for the song “Where Are Ü Now” at the 2016 ceremony. His fan base, dubbed “beliebers”, largely consists of early to mid-adolescent girls. He was listed three times by Forbes magazine among the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Bieber also became the first artist to crack 10 billion total video views on Vevo. Thus making him amongst the top 10 celebrities on twitter.
Followers: 81,371,112 Following: 268,303 Tweets: 30,676 Favorites: 3,017 Listed: 624,300
3. Taylor Swift:
She is an American singer-songwriter. Swift is known for narrative songs about her personal experiences. As a songwriter, she has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Swift’s other achievements include ten Grammy Awards, one Emmy Award, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time. In 2015, she became the youngest woman ever to be included on Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” list, ranking at number 64.
Followers: 77,228,969 Following: 245 Tweets: 4,144 Favorites: 2,120 Listed: 122,766
4. Barrack Obama :
Most powerful man in the world. President of United States of America. That’s enough to make him amongst the top ten celebrities on twitter.
Followers: 74,943,258 Following: 636,387 Tweets: 14,925 Favorites: 10 Listed: 214,987
5. Rihanna :
She is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. Rihanna is one of the best-selling artists of all time. She is the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and was named the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade and the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010s decade by Billboard. Among numerous awards and accolades, Rihanna has won eight Grammy Awards; eight American Music Awards; 23 Billboard Music Awards; two BRIT Awards; and was awarded the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards of 2013. Widely recognized for frequently reinventing her style and image, she received the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2014. Forbes ranked Rihanna the fourth most powerful celebrity of 2012, and was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World later that year.
Followers: 60,510,783 Following: 1,139 Tweets: 9,812 Favorites: 1,004 Listed: 99,379
6. Ellen DeGeneres:
is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003. During the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, she came out as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. This made her the first openly lesbian actress to play an openly lesbian character on television. She has authored three books and started her own record company, Eleveneleven. She has won 13 Emmys, 14 People’s Choice Awards, and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.
Followers: 59,775,904 Following: 36,451 Tweets: 12,328 Favorites: 305 Listed: 105,013
7. Lady Gaga:
She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. With global album and single sales of 27 million and 146 million respectively, as of January 2016, she is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Her achievements include twelve Guinness World Records, three Brit Awards, and six Grammy Awards. In 2013, Gaga finished second on Time’s readers’ poll of the most influential people of the past ten years, while in 2015, she was named Billboard‘s Woman of the Year. In addition to her self-empowering messages, fashion, and live performances, she is noted for her philanthropic endeavors and social activism, including LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS prevention and the Born This Way Foundation.
Followers: 59,117,913 Following: 130,781 Tweets: 7,402 Favorites: 666 Listed: 230,916
8. Justin Timberlake:
He is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Cemented as a touring solo artist, Timberlake plays several instruments in his live performances, accompanied by his band, The Tennessee Kids. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the worldin 2007 and 2013. Timberlake’s work has earned him numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, and four Emmy Awards, the latter being for his appearances on Saturday Night Live. His other ventures include record label Tennman Records, fashion label William Rast, and the restaurants Destino and Southern Hospitality.
Followers: 55,236,033 Following: 153 Tweets: 3,279 Favorites: 16 Listed: 76,134
9. Kim Kardishian West:
She is an American reality television personality, actress, socialite, businesswoman and model. Kardashian first gained media attention through her friendship with Paris Hilton, but she received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007. Kardashian’s relationship with and 2014 marriage to rapper Kanye West also received significant coverage. In recent years, she has also released a variety of products tied to her name, including mobile games, makeup products, and the 2015 photo book Selfish. In 2015, Kardashian was reported to be the highest-paid reality television personality, with her total earnings exceeding US$53 million.
Followers: 45,394,530 Following: 125 Tweets: 21,420 Favorites: 2 Listed: 79,414
10. Britney Spears:
She is an American singer and actress. Spears was established as a pop icon and credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s. She became the ‘best-selling teenaged artist of all time’ and garnered honorific titles including the “Princess of Pop”. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, six MTV Video Music Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award, nine Billboard Music Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, Billboard ranked her as the 8th overall Artist of the Decade and also recognized her as the best-selling female artist of the 2000s, as well as the fifth overall. According to Billboard Spears has sold about 22.38 million singles in digital downloads in US and is the fourth best-selling female artist since Nielsen SoundScan began. Rolling Stone recognized her instant success as one of the Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments of all time while VH1 ranked her eleventh on their “100 Greatest Women in Music” list in 2012 and Billboard named her the sexiest woman in music. Forbes reported that Spears was the highest paid female musician of 2012, with earnings of $58 million, having last topped the list in 2002.
Followers: 45,217,208 Following: 395,038 Tweets: 4,511 Favorites: 1,789 Listed: 124,502
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