January 17th, 2012
02:53 PM ET
Lady Gaga's reign as Twitter royalty - she named herself queen of the social network two years ago - is going strong.
The superstar has reached 18 million Twitter followers, and she acknowledged her growing legion with, of course, a tweet.
"Can't believe I have 18,000,000 TwitterMonsters, really rad, was just a few years ago I had barely any," Gaga posted over the weekend.
Trailing behind are Justin Bieber (16 million); Katy Perry (almost 14 million); and Shakira and Kim Kardashian, who are nearly neck and neck with over 12 million followers.
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