August 20th, 2010
04:33 PM ET
Looks like Lady Gaga is experiencing the "Fame Monster" for real - the outrageous singer is about to topple Britney Spears as the most-followed Twitter user.
Social-media tracker FameCount reports that Spears currently sits atop the Twitter throne with 5,659,701 million followers as of this morning, while Gaga runs an extremely close second with 5,655,299.
But Gaga's fan legion of Little Monsters could change that very quickly. This month alone, the "Bad Romance" singer garnered 600,000 new Twitter followers, while Spears drew in only 200,000.
And while she hasn't quite made the transformation from glitter queen to Twitter queen just yet, Gaga, 24, is the most popular online entity worldwide, with more than 16 million Facebook fans and over 330,000 YouTube subscribers, according to FameCount. Even President Barack Obama's Web popularity comes in second place to Gaga's.
Meanwhile, Gaga fans might be disappointed to learn that their idol won't be singing at the September 12 MTV Video Music Awards, but the show won't be any less entertaining. As host Chelsea Handler told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show yesterday, "Gaga isn't performing this year but she'll be in the audience; we'll probably end up wearing the same outfit."
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