Lady Gaga reigns as Twitter queen

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Lady Gaga is Twitter royalty with over 20 million followers on the social networking site.

TWITTER QUEEN. Lady Gaga breaches the 20 million mark on Twitter. Photo from www.ladygaga.com

MANILA, Philippines – Mother Monster strengthens her Twitter supremacy.

Lady Gaga lives up to her self-styled title as Queen of Twitter, becoming the first person to get 20 million followers on the social networking site.

The American singer-songwriter leads pop stars on top of the Twitter chart. Mashable reports that the top 5 most-followed people in Twitterverse are all musicians:

  1. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) – 20 million followers

  2. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) – 18 million followers

  3. Katy Perry (@katyperry) – 15.7 million followers

  4. Shakira (@shakira) – 14.5 million followers

  5. Rihanna (@rihanna) – 14.4 million followers

He may be the most popular politician online but US President Barack Obama (@barackobama) only placed 8th with 12.86 million followers, according to The Guardian.

Lady Gaga first became the number one Twitter personality in August 2010, when she surpassed Britney Spears. She joined Twitter in March 2008.

NUMBER ONE. Lady Gaga is the most followed person on Twitter.

Internet sensation

Gaga, Stefani Germanotta in real life, is known for her avant-garde music, bizarre fashion, and Internet celebrity.

Aside from her Twitter following, she has 48.9 million Facebook “likes,” and 830,000 circles on Google+. Her music videos are some of the most viewed on Youtube.

AVANT-GARDE. Lady Gaga is known for her bizarre music and fashion. Photo from www.ladygaga.com

Lady Gaga recently launched her own social network called “Little Monsters,” to let her fans interact and share content.

Filipino-Canadian Maria Aragon earned Youtube fame for her cover of Lady Gaga’s song ‘Born This Way.’ The pop star praised Aragon on Twitter, and the two later met and performed together in Canada.

Born This Way’

Gaga refers to her fans as “little monsters” and to herself as “mother monster.”

FAME MONSTER. This album was released in November 2009. Gaga calls herself mother monster. Photo from www.ladygaga.com

The pop star also started her own non-profit organization called Born This Way Foundation, which she launched last week in Harvard University. The group focuses on youth empowerment.

Lady Gaga has promoted self-confidence and tolerance, and campaigned against bullying. ‘Born This Way’ has been tagged as a gay anthem. – Rappler.com 

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