Lady Gaga overtakes Britney Spears for Twitter record

Lady Gaga has become the most popular person on the social networking site Twitter. The Bad Romace singer has taken the crown from the previous queen of tweets Britney Spears.

Lady Gaga now has 5,735,554 compared to 5,701,236 following Britney Spears (Monday 23 August). Britney Spears was only on top for three months after claiming the number one spot from Ashton Kutcher.

According to internet research company Lady Gaga's facing growing competition from Justin Beiber though. While she is the most popular star she's not the fastest growing. That title belongs to the Canadian teenager who is currently racking up almost 800,000 new followers a month.

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