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Lady Gaga has 18 million Twitter followers

Lady Gaga has become the first person in the world to boast 18 million followers on Twitter.com.

She lands the feat less than a month after her nearest social network rival Justin Bieber chalked up 16 million online fans.

The thrilled Poker Face singer took to Twitter to announce the big news on Monday (16Jan12) writing, "Can't believe I have 18,000,000 TwitterMonsters, really rad, was just a few years ago I had barely any."