Ever since getting her career started in 1992 through things like Star Search and Micky Mouse Club, and later selling millions of records in the late 90s and early 2000s, Britney Spears has had the uncanny ability to cultivate a loyal following of fans. that have stuck with her through all of her ups and downs. Now that following has grown strong enough to rattle the ranks of the entire twitterverse. As of this morning Brit has been named the 6th person to reach the 10 million followers or more club.
Brit joins eyebrow raising list of names that include Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, President Barack Obama, Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian. In there own discussion of the story, industry trade magazine Mediabistro has pointed out that it only took Spears 53 days to collect the million followers needed to hit the mark. On a side note, the first masters of the Twitterverse was Ashton Kutcher. According to Mediabistro, the Two and A Half Men Star was the first person to reach 1 million followers.
Below is Mediabistro’s list of top Twitter users
Justin Bieber (@justinbieber, 13,309,185)
Barack Obama (@barackobama, 10,675,468)
Katy Perry (@katyperry, 10,481,994)
Kim Kardashian (@kimkardashian, 10,307,959)
Britney Spears (@britneyspears, 10,099,290)
Shakira (@shakira, 9,088,877)
Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13, 8,415,223)
Rihanna (@rihanna, 8,223,280)
Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk, @7,908,888)
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