Lady Gaga temporarily replaces Britney Spears as the most-followed person on Twitter.
Lady Gaga has already conquered the pop charts. Now she has a second superlative to add to her resume: Reigning Twitter queen. Over the weekend, Lady Gaga – real name Stefani Germanotta – surpassed fellow pop star Britney Spears to become the most-followed person on Twitter. The race, it should be said, remains close: Lady Gaga has about 5,754,000 followers, while Britney Spears has about 5,708,000.
According to the Associated Press, Lady Gaga tops an exclusive group of Twitter users with more than 5 million followers. Among the elite: actor Ashton Kutcher, talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres and Organizing for America, a Democratic political organization. (By comparison, the omnipresent Justin Bieber has more than four a half million followers.)