Move over Gaga, Bieber's the new king of Twitter
Justin Bieber performs during the half-time show at the 100th CFL Grey Cup game between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders in Toronto on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. (Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:08AM EST
Teen pop star Justin Bieber's hordes of fans have followed him all the way to the top of Twitter's most popular posters.
According to the website TwitterCounter.com, Bieber is in charge of Twitter's most-followed account.
His 33.33 million followers put him ahead of longtime leader Lady Gaga.
Rounding out the top-five list are Katy Perry, Rihanna and U.S. President Barack Obama. Britney Spears, who Gaga edged out of top spot back in the summer of 2010 ranks sixth.
The 10 most followed Twitter accounts:
1. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)
2. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga)
3. Katy Perry (@katyperry)
4. Rihanna (@rihanna)
5. Barack Obama (@BarackObama)
6. Britney Spears (@britneyspears)
7. Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13)
8. YouTube (@YouTube)
9. Shakira (@shakira)
10. Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian)