Justin Bieber takes Lady Gaga's Twitter crown

Justin Bieber. Photo/supplied
Justin Bieber. Photo/supplied

Justin Bieber has overtaken Lady Gaga as the most followed person on Twitter.

The Beauty and a Beat singer has amassed about four thousand more followers than the Edge of Glory hitmaker, bringing his total to 33,331,355 and counting, compared to Gaga's 33,327,342.

Gaga held the title for almost three years since overtaking Britney Spears in 2010.

The Born This Way star was also the first Twitter user to cross the 10 million followers threshold, and broke her own record by becoming the first user to cross 20 million followers and then 30 million.

Gaga previously tweeted about Justin's growing Twitter following, saying: "So proud of @justinbieber and all the Beliebers! I'm only happy to see your fans growing in size, you all deserve it! Monsters support you!"

Both singers have prominent fan bases on the website, with Justin's fans nicknamed Beliebers, and Gaga's branded Little Monsters.

Fellow pop stars Katy Perry and Rihanna, as well as American President Barack Obama, make up the top five most followed people on Twitter.

The 10 most followed Twitter accounts:

1. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)
2. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga)
3. Katy Perry (@katyperry)
4. Rihanna (@rihanna)
5. Barack Obama (@BarackObama)
6. Britney Spears (@britneyspears)
7. Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13)
8. YouTube (@YouTube)
9. Shakira (@shakira)
10. Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian)

- Bang! Showbiz

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