Lady Gaga Hits Record 20 Million Twitter Followers

12:18 PM PST 03/06/2012 by Sophie Schillaci
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The pop superstar continues to up the social media ante, maintaining her position as the most popular user on the microblogging site.

Lady Gaga’s army of little monsters continues to grow, as the pop phenom has notched a record shattering 20 million followers on Twitter.

The singer has long worn the crown as the most followed user on the microblogging site, previously setting the records for 10 million and 15 million followers in 2011. Her latest million was amassed in just 23 days.

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The singer beats out Justin Bieber (18 million), Katy Perry (15.7 million), Shakira (15.5 million) and Rihanna (15.4 million), proving that musicians are reaping the benefits of the social media platform. Kim Kardashian is the sixth most followed user, trailed by Britney Spears, Barack Obama, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.

According to projections by MediaBistro’s AllTwitter blog, Gaga is on track to gain another million followers by the month’s end. Bieber, her closest competition, will likely hit the 20 million milestone by mid-April.

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At the time of publication, Gaga’s most recent tweet was not about her accomplishment -- but about The Boss.

“Did ANYONE see SPRINGSTEEN on Fallon last night!!!” she wrote on March 3, the same day she hit 20 million. “Buy his new album. It is so genius it’s hard to even believe. Just mind-blowing.”

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