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Justin Bieber overtakes Lady Gaga as most-followed person on Twitter

Justin Bieber performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball

Justin Bieber performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2012 at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 7, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

Watch your back, Gaga. Justin Bieber may be the most popular person in the universe -- or at least the Twitterverse.

The teen pop icon recently bested Lady Gaga to become the most-followed person on the social media platform, the tweet-tracking tool Twitaholic reports.

As of Monday, Bieber (@justinbieber) had 33,938,371 Beliebers following him, compared with Lady Gaga's (@ladygaga) 33,766,160 Little Monsters. Gaga had held the No. 1 spot on Twitter since August 2010, when she ousted Britney Spears, who has fallen to No. 6.

Here's a list of the top 10 most followed accounts:

1. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) 33,859,203

2. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) 33,732,164

3. Katy Perry (@katyperry) 31,862,081

4. Rihanna (@rihanna) 28,110,529

5. Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 26,697,779

6. Britney Spears (@britneyspears) 23,610,525

7. Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) 23,590,129

8. YouTube (@YouTube) 22,742,716

9. Shakira (@shakira) 19,626,891

10. Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) 17,302,709

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