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Lady Gaga becomes first tweeter to breach 20m followers

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By John Glenday, Reporter

March 5, 2012 | 1 min read

Lady Gaga has become the first person on Twitter to attract over 20m followers on Saturday, clocking up an impressive 20,080,981 followers.

It gives Gaga bragging rights over her celebrity rivals on the social media channel, eclipsing Justin Bieber (18m), Katy Perry (15.7m) and Shakira (14.5m).

Unlike some other famous Twitter account holders gaga claims to personally handle all tweets and messages to directly interact with her fans.

The self-anointed ‘Queen of Twitter’ is likely to retain her crown for a good while yet with the exuberant star extending her lead over Bieber, with a consistently higher growth rate than the star.

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