Lady Gaga has passed yet another social media milestone, becoming the world’s first person (or organisation for that matter) to achieve 10 million followers on Twitter, according to Famecount.com the social media statistics service. The superstar reached this historical milestone on Saturday night, and she showed her excitement on Sunday morning when she tweeted: “10MillionMonsters! I’m speechless, we did it! Its an illness how I love you. Leaving London smiling.”
This marks the third in a series of social media landmarks for Lady Gaga over the past year. In July 2010, the pop princess was the first living person to achieve 10 million Facebook likes, and in October 2010, Gaga became first to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. On an aggregated basis, according to Famecount’s rankings, Lady Gaga rules supreme.
However, despite these achievements, over recent months the star’s crown has been starting to slip. Soon after hitting a billion on YouTube, Justin Bieber stormed past to seize the YouTube crown. Meanwhile, Eminem pushed Lady Gaga into second place on Facebook three months ago. On Twitter, Lady Gaga has been undisputed champion since toppling Britney Spears in August 2010. While she remains Queen for now, Justin Bieber – the world’s fastest growing Twitter user – has been steadily closing in over the past year, and may soon challenge, not only for Twitter, but for overall dominance on social media.
The singer has had a busy week, first dropping into the Cannes Film Festival on its opening day, before heading to London and then Carlisle for televised performances on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show and Radio 1′s Big Weekend. All this activity prior to the launch of her album Born This Way on 23rd May, has even seen the latest track released from the album The Edge of Glory crash the UK Top Ten even though it isn’t an official single.