The battle for the most followed user on Twitter is a contentious one, and even of the person being ‘followed’ could not be bothered, the fans take the title very serious. Being the most followed user on Twitter brings with it a certain level of respect, or an indication of the artists fame, popularity and power. Lady Gaga managed to hold onto the title the longest, a massive 2 and a half years. Since then Justin Bieber and Katy Perry have jumped passed the ArtPop Queen, making it a two horse race, with Barack Obama coming in third..
TwitterCounter keeps a useful updated feed of the Top 10 Most Followed Users on Twitter:
Twitter Chart courtesy of Statista.com