Having embraced social media, music star Lady Gaga has become the first person to reach 18 million followers on Twitter. This week she tweeted: “Can’t believe I have 18,000,000 TwitterMonsters, really rad, was just a few years ago I had barely any.”

Last year, the star became the first person to tally 10 million followers on Twitter. Gaga outranks Canadian pop star Justin Bieber by nearly two million fans, and American performer Katy Perry, who takes third with 13.9 million followers.

Gaga has more than 46 million followers on Facebook, and yesterday she announced her new Google+ page, with some 10,900 followers so far.

Her latest album “Born This Way”, released in May, reached No. 1 on album charts in 28 countries.