January 22, 2013
Justin Bieber Rules The Twitter Universe
Justin Bieber has overtaken fellow pop star Lady Gaga to become the most followed person on Twitter.
Gaga broke a number of records as she clocked up millions of followers on the social networking website, but the teenage singer has always been hot on her heels and he has now officially overtaken Gaga.
Both stars have been hovering around the 33 million mark, but Bieber overtook his rival by several thousand on January 21st.
Gaga recently acknowledged Bieber's growing Twitter fan base, writing in a message, "So proud of Justin Bieber and all the Beliebers! I'm only happy to see your fans growing in size, you all deserve it!"
Gaga has held the title of 'most followed' user on the website since she overtook previous Twitter queen Britney Spears in 2010.
The singer and her teenage rival are followed by Katy Perry in third place, while another singer, Rihanna, is in fourth ahead of President Barack Obama.