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Lady Gaga sets Twitter record

2012-03-06 23:01

Los Angeles - Lady Gaga has become the first person to amass 20 million followers on Twitter.

The pop star cracked the milestone on Monday, beating out other pop culture luminaries such as Justin Bieber, who has 18.1 million followers, and Katy Perry, whose Twitter fans number 15.6 million.

The top non-pop star on Twitter is US president Barack Obama, who has 12.8 million followers, putting him behind other Twitter leaders such as Britney Spears, Rihanna and Shakira.

Lady Gaga also has 48.8 million fans on Facebook, and recently launched her own Little Monsters social network, an exclusive online hangout just for her fans.

It's no coincidence that she has been crowned the queen of social media. Unlike other stars, she runs her Twitter account herself, tweeting to her fans - whom she calls "little monsters" - short missives about everything from fashion advice to romantic insights.

Comments
  • hcrouse - 2012-03-06 23:33

    20 million twits

      Charlie - 2012-03-07 07:21

      And one jealous twit who clearly isn't laughing all the way to the bank...

      Charlie - 2012-03-07 07:21

      And one jealous twit who clearly isn't laughing all the way to the bank...

      hcrouse - 2012-03-07 11:12

      A constipated tweeter no doubt. Project much?

  • Sganja - 2012-03-07 00:33

    We are not interested...

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-03-07 07:08

    The nature of the top tweeps shows what twits and twerps the population of Earth is.

  • Charlie - 2012-03-07 07:20

    "other world leaders such as Britney Spears, Rihanna and Shakira" COME ON, News 24!?!?!

      oddearring - 2012-03-07 07:48

      Wow, and I thought they were brainless pop stars!

      oddearring - 2012-03-07 07:48

      Wow, and I thought they were brainless pop stars!

      hcrouse - 2012-03-07 14:04

      Read again. Slower.

  • KeenanMag - 2012-03-07 07:52

    LOL! I didn't know Britney and Rihanna were world leaders.... Nooit.

  • Pharaoh Malope - 2012-03-07 08:39

    Why don't you follow her on twitter and join the illuminati cult maybe you will advance to the stage of dressing yourself in meat attire.

  • spencer.bullard - 2012-03-07 11:27

    I no longer want to live on this planet

  • ludlowdj - 2012-03-07 14:02

    Which all goes to prove that there is indeed a fool born every minute.

  • gregnikitas - 2012-03-08 00:40

    I hope I never have to explain to my children why this event happened ... or who Lady Gaga was for that matter.

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