Katy Perry Tops List Of Twitter's Most Followed Celebrities In 2016

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Another day, another outrageous voting result. Twitter has tallied up its most popular celebrities for 2016, and somehow Chrissy Teigen didn't make the cut. Can we get a recount?

Teigen may be the most entertaining tweeter, but her 3 million followers fall way short of the huge numbers posted by other stars. It appears that the one surefire secret to achieving Twitter success is to be a major pop star. Of the top 10 most followed celebrities of 2016, eight were musicians.

Katy Perry, who spent the year promoting Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, emerged victorious as the year's most followed star. The singer currently boasts 94.5 million followers, which puts her ahead of peers like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and, yes, Taylor Swift. Guess people just can't resist fish emojis or musings like "at midnight we manifest."

Who else cracked the top 10? Take a look.

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Katy Perry
94.5 million people are with her.
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Justin Bieber
Biebs quit Instagram in 2016, which may have helped push fans to focus on his Twitter. He's got 90.2 million followers.
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Taylor Swift
Nothing like a beef with Kimye to drive traffic. Some 82.2 million people are glued to Swift's tweets.
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Rihanna
RiRi's account has 68.1 million devoted followers, which is 33 million more than Drake, in case you were wondering.
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Lady Gaga
64.6 million Little Monsters can't be wrong.
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Ellen DeGeneres
The Twitter account for The Ellen Show boasts 63.8 million fans.
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Justin Timberlake
No surprise that the star of Trolls would have a big social media presence. JT's got 57.3 million followers.
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Kim Kardashian West
The reality star hasn't tweeted since her October robbery and still has 49.3 million followers.
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Britney Spears
Like Kim K., the pop star has 49.3 million people hanging on her every word.
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Selena Gomez
The queen of Instagram isn't too shabby at Twitter, either. Despite not tweeting anything since August, Gomez has 46 million followers.
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