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10 Top Twitter Users From Barack to Bieber

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1. Lady Gaga
Twitter handle: @ladygaga
Joined Twitter: March 26, 2008
Followers: 30,925,867
First tweet: March 27, 2008. "op rehearsing for my video just dance and am now at wmc to perform at the Armani and nervous records party. But I am no nervous record!"

Is it possible for a Twitter page to be more popular than the person it belongs to? Don't get us wrong, the life of this page covers Gaga's entire ascent: The more than 20 million albums sold, the 10 singles in the Top 10, the collaboration with Beyonce.

It's just that after the release of Born This Way last year, the $1 album debacle with Amazon, the declining sales from The Fame and The Fame Monster and the emergence of Nicki Minaj as a somewhat amped-up version of the Lady Gaga template, is Gaga really 31 million-followers big anymore? The folks attending the Born This Way Ball shows this year and next certainly seem to think so, but there are stars further down this list that appear to be shining brighter.

-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.



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Jason Notte is a reporter for TheStreet. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Esquire.com, Time Out New York, the Boston Herald, the Boston Phoenix, the Metro newspaper and the Colorado Springs Independent. He previously served as the political and global affairs editor for Metro U.S., layout editor for Boston Now, assistant news editor for the Herald News of West Paterson, N.J., editor of Go Out! Magazine in Hoboken, N.J., and copy editor and lifestyle editor at the Jersey Journal in Jersey City, N.J.
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