Justin Bieber’s Twitter followers cross 15m mark

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2011, 14:55 PM IST

London: Justin Bieber now has 15 million followers on Twitter, which puts him in 2nd place behind only Lady Gaga.

To prove it, the 17-year-old teen popstar took to his Twitter page to announce the news, just after the counter hit the mark.

“our family is growing. I will always be there for you as long as you are there by me. This family is forever. THANK U. #ILoveBELIEBERS,” he wrote.

Lady Gaga tops the most followed personality on the micro blogging website with just over 16million, the Mirror reported.

Bieber’s latest numerical milestone comes just after he was named the most searched for person on Internet search engine Bing, beating Kim Kardashian.

Twitter’s top 10 celebrity names are:

Lady Gaga
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Kim Kardashian
Britney Spears
Barack Obama
Shakira
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
Selena Gomez

ANI