Mother Monster still rules the Twitterverse.
Lady Gaga has become the first Twitter user to reach 18 million followers.
She announced this milestone with a tweet, reminiscing about a time when she barely had any Twitter followers:
Can’t believe I have 18,000,000 TwitterMonsters, really rad, was just a few years ago I had barely any.
Gaga has come a long way in the past few years, especially when it comes to her internet presence. Some of her videos are among the most viewed YouTube videos of all time. When he tried to release her album Born This Way for $0.99 on Amazon, she pretty much broke the internet. She’s made an impression on Twitter (obviously), Facebook and even Tumblr.
Here’s how fast Lady Gaga has attracted followers in the past few months: The singer hit the 10 million follower milestone in the middle of May, 2011. She was the first to reach this number as well. That means that in about 8 months, she’s gained 8 million new followers. I’m sure you can do the math, but that means that Gaga’s grabbing about 1 million new followers a month.
If second place Twitter user Justin Bieber wants to steal the crown, he’s going to have to work pretty hard. He currently sits nearly 1.6 million followers behind Lady Gaga.