Lady Gaga Is First to Hit 30 Million Twitter Followers

Brian Anthony Hernandez
Lady Gaga Is First to Hit 30 Million Twitter Followers
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Continuing her dominance on social media, pop megastar Lady Gaga has become the first person to rack up 30 million Twitter followers, beating out fellow musicians Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.

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Of course, a handful of @LadyGaga's followers are likely fake accounts -- just as 65,505 of the "Likes" on her Facebook page were recently discovered to be from fake accounts. had predicted she would reach the milestone this week, although she broke the threshold two days ahead of schedule. Here is the 26-year-old's Twitter following growth over the past few months:

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In March, she was the first Twitter user to reach 20 million followers. Additionally, Gaga was the first artist to reach 1 billion views on YouTube in 2010.

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She also has 53.1 million fans on Facebook and 4 million followers on Google+, which she joined in January.

Her Twitter followers are using hashtag the #30MillionMonsters to celebrate the milestone:

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Lady Gaga's social network, which looks similar to Pinterest and has voting functionality like Reddit, opened for everyone to sign up in July.

Here's how the site looked like in February (it has much of the same functionality with a few design tweaks):

Pop megastar Lady Gaga has pierced her powerful, digitally-willing paws deeper into the online world with the closed beta launch of her new social network. -- the first product created by startup Backplane -- gives Gaga's fans an outlet to create or share Gaga-related content, interact with fellow "Little Monsters" and publicly show whether they like what other users post.

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Illustration by Mashable's Jeremy Cabalona; photo courtesy of Lady Gaga's Instagram.

This story originally published on Mashable here.