Lady Gaga becomes first person to gain 30 million Twitter users

'Born This Way' star still reigns supreme as queen of social network site

Lady Gaga has set another Twitter record by becoming the first figure to accumulate 30 million followers.

The ‘Born This Way’ star’s popularity on the site has been unparalleled in the past 18 months, after she previously became the first person to notch up 10 million followers on the service last May and 20 million in March. Recently, marketing experts also claimed the singer made $30 million (£18.9 million) via her Twitter account. now reports that the singer has reached a new milestone on the site and is thought to add an extra 30,000 followers to her account every day, placing her ahead of Justin Bieber (28 million followers), Katy Perry (27 million) and Rihanna (26 million).

Previously, however, a study by social media company Status People suggested that Gaga’s number of fans on the site had been inflated due to the amount of inactive users or spamming accounts known as ‘bots’ amongst her followers. They claimed that 71 per cent of her followers could be fake.

Gaga has been hitting the headlines regularly over the past weeks after she launched her ‘Body Revolution’ campaign. The singer posted a page on her Little Monsters social networking site titled ‘Body Revolution 2013’, encouraging fans to embrace and share their perceived flaws.

Shortly before launching the initiative Gaga addressed recent reports about her supposed weight gain, writing: “My weight/loss/gain since I was child has tormented me. No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But YOU have,” she wrote.