The two fandoms have shown their dedication to their respective pop idols, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, over the years, but only one of the superstars broke records on Twitter with a new high of 33,315,521 followers.
So who came out on top?
Thanks to dedicated Beliebers across the globe, Bieber officially surpassed Gaga in total number of followers on Monday, with 33,315,521 compared to Mother Monster’s 33,315,459.
The 19-year-old gained the lead by adding an average of 40,055 users a day, according to Twittercounter.com. The “Born This Way” singer currently adds 30,495. In August 2010, Gaga’s rabid fanbase helped her overtake Britney Spearswith 5.7 million followers.
Although the Biebs currently reigns supreme, Gaga gracefully handed over her title.
“So proud of @justinbieber and all the Beliebers! I’m only happy to see your fans growing in size, you all deserve it!” she tweeted on Jan. 15. “Monsters support you!”
On the heels of his online dominance, Bieber is currently prepping for the Jan. 29 release of Believe Acoustic, which features stripped down versions of hits from his latest album, such as “Boyfriend,” “Beauty and a Beat,” and “As Long As You Love Me.”
As for Gaga, the 26-year-old is currently on tour and is expected to release another album, ARTPOP, later this year.
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