Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is currently on track to become the most followed person on Twitter.
The “Boyfriend” singer is expected to claim the title sometime this weekend. Lady Gaga is currently the most followed individual on the popular micro-blogging website.
According to France 24, Justin Bieber’s Twitter account continues to grow on regular basis. Analysts have estimated the event will take place around 4:23 pm on Saturday (January 18). At present, Bieber has well over 33 million followers.
Stats website Twitter Counter said in an email:
“For now, Lady Gaga is in the lead in follows alone. Bieber’s account, however, is growing at a faster rate.”
Social News Daily reports that Gaga’s popularity on social media websites has taken a dive in recent days. A recent purge of fake “likes” on Facebook reportedly cost the singer around 65,000 followers. As of this writing, the “Poker Face” singer has approximately 33,159,886 followers.
Prior to Gaga’s reign as the Queen of Twitter, Britney Spears was the most followed person on the site. However, the singer was surpassed by Lady Gaga in 2010.
The pair aren’t the only musicians with a ton of followers on Twitter. Katy Perry isn’t trailing too far behind Bieber and Gaga; the singer currently sports 31 million followers. Rihanna is the next in line with 27 million followers. Both have a ways to go if they want to snatch the crown from Bieber.
In fact, the most followed individuals on the micro-blogging site tends to be folks in the entertainment industry. One exception is President Barack Obama, who is currently the fifth most popular person on Twitter with around 25 million followers.
Out of everyone listed on Twitter Counter’s Top 20, Justin Bieber has surpassed them all in terms to actual posts. The pop star issued over 20,000 tweets since starting his account.
Are you a fan of Justin Bieber? Do you follow him on Twitter?