Katy Perry hits 6m followers

2 March 2011, 08:30 | Updated: 2 March 2011, 08:37

Katy Perry has broken through another Twitter barrier.

She now has 6 million followers and the Firework star is delighted, "THANKS! I ♥ being able to share with you guys on here & directly connect to ppl all over the world in a second!"

However Katy still has some way to go to catch the likes of Lady Gaga (8.5m followers) and Justin Bieber (7.78m followers).

Katy also took last night to pay tribute to the late Hollywood star Jane Russell, "R.I.P the original BOMBSHELL, Jane Russell. Love you, we'll miss you." and wish a happy birthday to Ke$ha, "@keshasuxx HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRAZY GAL! ♥"