And the winner of the Twitter race is … Katy Perry!

Katy Perry is officially the first celebrity to hit 50 million followers on Twitter, beating the likes of Beyoncé, Madonna and Lady Gaga.

Katy used the opportunity to plug her boyfriend John Mayer’s re-emergence to the Twittersphere by urging her fans to follow his page that has been in a “coma state”.

However it doesn’t seem as if John was too happy about rejoining the social media platform, joking that he had “mixed emojis”.