Lady Gaga first to reach 10m Twitter followers

Pop diva Lady Gaga has become the first person with more than 10 million followers on Twitter.

"@ladygaga just reached 10 million. Wow!" the San Francisco-based micro-blogging service said in a "tweet".

Lady Gaga had 10.06 million followers as of Monday afternoon, US time.

"10 Million Monsters! I'm speechless, we did it! Its an illness how I love you," Lady Gaga said in a message on her Twitter feed.

Another pop star, Justin Bieber, was the next most-followed person on Twitter. Bieber's @justinbieber account has nearly 9.7 million followers.

US President Barack Obama was next with more than 8.02 million followers of his @barackobama account.

Rounding out the top five were US singer Britney Spears with 7.8 million followers for @britneyspears and US television personality Kim Kardashian with 7.5 million followers for @kimkardashian.

- AFP

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