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Published On: Tue, Jan 22nd, 2013

Justin Bieber tops Lady Gaga as ‘most followed’ on twitter, Katy Perry still third

Social media is as much of a buzz as record sales for some artists.

Lady Gaga meat dress Vogue magazine coverOn Monday night, Justin Bieber surpassed fellow singer Lady Gaga to become the most-followed person on Twitter. As of Tuesday morning, The Biebs had more than 33,333,000 followers, while Gaga was closing in on 33,329,000. Both numbers continued to creep up, but it appeared Bieber was gradually increasing his lead.

Neither had immediately acknowledged the milestone on Twitter.

Based on their respective rates of growth, Bieber and his hordes of Beliebers were projected to overtake Gaga on Sunday afternoon, according to Twitter Counter.

This is the first time in over two years, Lady Gaga is not the most-followed person on Twitter.

 

 

 

Twitter’s top 10 users (seven of them are singers):

1. Justin Bieber — 33.333 million

2. Lady Gaga — 33.329 million

3. Katy Perry — 31.4 million

4. Rihanna — 27.9 million

5. Barack Obama — 26.1 million

6. Britney Spears — 23.3 million

7. Taylor Swift — 23.1 million

8. YouTube — 22.2 million

9. Shakira — 19.3 million

10. Kim Kardashian — 17.2 million

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