Lady Gaga hits 25 million follower mark on Twitter

May 31, 2012
Lady Gaga arrives in Tokyo on May 8 as part of a tour of Asia. The pop diva set a social media record Thursday when she became the first person on Twitter to amass more than 25 million followers, more than anyone else on the micro-blogging website.

Pop diva Lady Gaga set a social media record Thursday when she became the first person on Twitter to amass more than 25 million followers, more than anyone else on the micro-blogging website.

"#25milliontweetymonsters wow! I'm officially feeling like the luckiest girl in the world today. Last sold out show in Singapore in 2 hrs!" she tweeted from Southeast Asia, where she has been on tour.

Seven of the nine most-followed people on are pop singers: , Justin Bieber (in second place with nearly 22.9 million followers), Katy Perry, Rihanna, , Shakira and Taylor Swift.

The outliers are US President , in seventh place with 17 million followers, and reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who is eighth with 14.8 million, according to twittercounter.com.

Lady Gaga previously made Twitter history as the first to surpass the 10, 15 and 20 million follower milestones.

News of her latest breakthrough came on the heels of her decision to cancel the Indonesian leg of her "Born This Way" tour in the face of threats from Muslim hardliners.

She used Twitter to apologize to fans, saying: "We had to cancel the concert in Indonesia. I'm so very sorry to the fans & just as devastated as you if not more. You are everything to me."

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not rated yet May 31, 2012
I am not sure why this is such a big deal. I work for a singer and she spends about 30 dollars to add 10,000 (Yes-ten thousand) Twitter followers at a time. And they are real accounts and they show up fast. If you do the math, Lady Gaga would have to go to the same company (http://mohr publicity dot com) and spend about 30k to get all 20 million.