Superstar singer Katy Perry has set a new record on Twitter, becoming the first person ever to surpass 100 million followers on the social network.

The website posted a video compilation of her tweets since she joined in 2009 along with a message saying “Today, we #WITNESS history”.

“Thank you, @Twitter, for always giving me an opportunity to have a voice! #LoveKaty,” Perry replied.

Perry, 32, released her latest album Witness this week.

Canadian singer Justin Bieber has the second highest number of followers at 96.7m with Barack Obama in third place with almost 91m.