Britney Spears Breaks 5 Million Followers Barrier on Twitter

By AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff
|  Sunday, May 30, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Britney Spears Breaks 5 Million Followers Barrier on Twitter

FilmMagic

Hit me baby one more time! Britney Spears has her act together these days, but it's always fun to reminisce about her hot mess phase. For example, remember when a bald Britney gave a paparazzi's car the beat down with a baseball bat? Ah, memories.

More than 5 million fans can't be wrong.

Britney Spears has become the first person to break the 5 million followers barrier on Twitter, less than a week after passing Ashton Kutcher to become the social networking site's most popular account user.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Pop Princess Britney Spears

The star celebrated becoming No. 1 earlier this week by taking fan questions, revealing that her favorite of her own songs is "Toxic," her desert island necessities are her "boots, water and my CD collection," and she'd love to duet with British singer Robbie Williams.

As of Saturday afternoon, Britney had 5,015,346 followers, with Ashton trailing at 4,982,734. Notably, Ashton does his own Tweeting, while Britney's account is a mix of the star's posts and ones from her team and management.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Stars Who Twitter

Among her pop world competitors, Brit has nearly 800,000 followers more than Lady Gaga, who reached a landmark of her own this year by notching over a billion YouTube views of her music videos – a record.

Meanwhile, rocker John Mayer, once a prolific Tweeter, has cooled off on the site, Tweeting just once so far during the month of May.

"'Hey, what where you're going, buddy!' #twittercameo," he jokingly Tweeted on Thursday. John has 3,304,386 followers at last count.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore

He noticeably cut back on Tweets earlier this year, following a headline-garnering interview in Playboy.

Copyright 2010 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Crazy! Sexy! Cool! The Planet's Hottest Pop Stars Take The Stage

Related Content from AccessHollywood.com:

PLAY IT NOW: What Does Heidi Montag's Cosmetic Surgery Have To Do Britney Spears?
PLAY IT NOW: Preview: Kevin Federline - 'I Was Way, Way Overweight'

More from Access: [ Britney Spears Twitter Ashton Kutcher ]

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
21st Century Solutions
The NBCUniversal Foundation is partnering... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out