Lady Gaga breaks 10 million Twitter followers
Monday 16 May 2011
Pop sensation Lady Gaga became the first person in the world to accumulate over ten million followers on Twitter on Saturday, May 14.
According to data from social media monitoring service Famecount ( www.famecount.com), the star reached over ten million followers on the night of Saturday, May 14. On May 15 Lady Gaga thanked her fans, tweeting "10MillionMonsters! I'm speechless, we did it! its an illness how I love you. Leaving London smiling."
This is not the first milestone for the star also known as "Mother Monster": in July 2010 Lady Gaga became the first living person to achieve over ten million Facebook "likes" and in October 2010 she accumulated over one billion aggregated views on YouTube.
According to Famecount, the star's closest Twitter rival is Canadian singer and teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber who, as of May 16, has around nine-and-a-half million followers.
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