Lady Gaga to steal Britney Spears' Twitter crown

Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:13pm EDT

Singer Lady Gaga performs on NBC's ''Today'' show in New York, July 9, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Singer Lady Gaga performs on NBC's ''Today'' show in New York, July 9, 2010.

Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

NEW YORK (Billboard) - In a symbolic exchanging of the pop princess crown, Lady Gaga will soon become the world's top Twitter user by overtaking current champ Britney Spears' number of followers.

According to social media statistics service Famecount.com, Gaga recorded 5,635,460 followers earlier today, while Spears had 5,646,028.

With current growth rates, the "Bad Romance" singer should pass Spears' count on Thursday or Friday at the latest.

Spears' brief run at the top of Twitter began less than three months ago, when she overtook actor Ashton Kutcher for the top spot.

Famecount.com confirmed that Gaga's Twitter followers, 16 million Facebook friends and YouTube popularity currently make her the most popular entity online. However, the singer's Twitter crown is far from secure.

With Justin Bieber adding 800,000 new Twitter followers a month to his existing 4.5 million, the teen star could pass Gaga within six months.

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Comments (4)
Iraqdog wrote:
Wow! hamster teeth! I never noticed! I wonder if she can store nuts in her cheeks like they do!!!

Aug 20, 2010 2:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FarmerBob wrote:
Slow news day? It’s pathetic and a sad reflection on the human condition when something such as this gains this much importance in our world. Don’t you have other World impacting stories to run. Oh that’s right, Reuters is the king of tripe.

BFD!

Aug 21, 2010 5:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
What, did Gaga fans choke Twitter with granular details of their daily activities, like breaking down one event into four Twitters? (”Sitting on toilet.” “Using toilet paper.” “Flushing toilet.” “Washing hands.”) Is THAT what it’s come down to in “stealing” a Twitter Crown?

Aug 21, 2010 12:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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