Lady Gaga became the first person to pass 25 million followers on Twitter as she immediately tweeted her gratitude to fans yesterday.
“#25milliontweetymonsters wow! I’m officially feeling like the luckiest girl in the world today,” the singer wrote.
Lady Gaga, 26, has more than two and a half million followers more than her nearest competitor, Justin Bieber, who has 22.5 million.
The singer is one of eight pop stars in the top ten most followed people on Twitter, with Barack Obama and Kim Kardashian and Oprah Winfrey making up the final two.
Lady Gaga was also the first person to reach the milestones of 10, 15 and 20 million followers respectively on the social networking site.
She has won legions of fans with her outlandish costumes, including the infamous meat dress which she famously wore to the 2010 MTV awards.
Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, has a special relationship with her fans, dubbing them “little monsters” and herself “mother monster”.
However, she suffered a setback this week when she was forced to cancel a concert in Indonesia after Islamist hard-liners threatened violence, claiming her sexy clothes and provocative dance moves would corrupt the nation’s youth.
The singer has since moved on and was spotted strolling around Bangkok in a typically outlandish dress made of black PVC last week.
THE MOST FOLLOWED CELEBRITIES ON TWITTER
1. Lady Gaga – 25 million
2. Justin Bieber – 22.5 million
3. Katy Perry – 20.4 million
4. Rihanna – 19.7 million
5. Britney Spears – 17.2 million
6. Shakira – 16.3 million
7. Barack Obama – 16 million
8. Kim Kardashian – 14.8 million
9. Taylor Swift – 14.5 million
10. Nicki Minaj – 12.2 million