Lady Gaga Hits Twitter Milestone With 20 Million Followers
Posted on Mon Mar 5, 2012 09:40 AM PDT

LadyGagaVMAs091210_01_X200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Lady Gaga is the first person to reach 20 million followers on Twitter, surpassing her closest competitor Justin Bieber by two million followers.

The "Bad Romance" singer opened her account in 2008, and since then has used the social networking site to connect with her diehard fans, who she calls her "Little Monsters."

Whereas most celebrities allow their Twitter accounts to be managed by another party, Gaga claims she is the only person posting to her account. Although other celebrities, like Justin Bieber, tweet more often than Gaga, her fans are following the singer at a more rapid rate.

Gaga frequently uses her Twitter account to post messages of acceptance and praise for her fans, in addition to releasing information about her music, tours, and appearances.

Coincidentally, the top 5 most-followed people are all musicians. Gaga is in the lead, with Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Shakira, and Rihanna rounding out the list.