Lady Gaga Beats Bieber to Become First YouTube Billionaire

As if Lady Gaga really needed any more proof that she’s the reigning queen of the Internet, now she officially is.

It was announced on Sunday that the “Alejandro” singer has become the first person ever, in the history of the universe, to receive one billion video views on YouTube. Yes, billion. According to Gaga Daily,

“At the time of writing, uploads from Lady Gaga’s official music video channel, including the MTV Video Music Awards-winning videos ‘Poker Face,’ ‘Paparazzi,’ ‘Bad Romance’ and “Telephone” feat. Beyoncé, have a total of 1,000,059,920 views.”

This latest distinction is just the latest digital-age honor to be bestowed upon Gaga recently. Previously she became the celebrity to have the most Twitter and Facebook subscribers, and in September she entered the 2011 Guinness Book of World Records as the most searched-for female on the Internet. (Back in March, the 24-year-old chanteuse/fashion icon hit one billion views overall on the Internet.)

Gaga’s YouTube dominance comes as bad news for “Baby” belter Justin Bieber, who had been locked in a neck-and-neck race to the 1 billion mark. Alas, the 16-year-old has amassed a mere 966,223,631 on his YouTube channel at press time.

In thanks for and celebration of this milestone, Gaga reached out to the fans who made it all happen, tweeting

“We reached 1 Billion views on youtube little monsters! If we stick together we can do anything. I dub u kings and queens of youtube! Unite!”

Gaga might be sharing the honor with her followers, but she deserves the crown. Maybe someone should run down to the butcher shop and pick one up for her.