Melbourne: Lady Gaga has set a social media record by becoming the first person on Twitter to amass more than 25 million followers.
“25milliontweetymonsters wow! I’m officially feeling like the luckiest girl in the world today. Last sold out show in Singapore in 2 hrs!” News.com.au quoted her as tweeting from Southeast Asia, where she has been on tour.
Seven of the nine most-followed people on Twitter are pop singers: Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber (in second place with nearly 22.9 million followers), Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Shakira and Taylor Swift.
The outliers are US President Barack Obama, 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 had earlier made Twitter history as the first to surpass the 10, 15 and 20 million follower milestones.