Simon Vozick-Levinson
August 23, 2010 AT 01:05 PM EDT

Lady Gaga has a lot of followers on Twitter — the most in the world, in fact. Until very recently this title was held by Britney Spears, but Gaga’s follower count has finally surpassed hers. How symbolic! As of this writing, Lady Gaga has 5,741,164 followers, while Spears can only boast a trifling 5,703,531.

Lady Gaga celebrated her historic achievement with an amusing YouTube clip “sent while changing backstage at The Monster Ball in Tacoma.” Take a look at the benevolent Queen of Twitter’s message to all her loyal subjects after the jump. Do you follow either Gaga or Spears? How long do you think Gaga’s record will hold out?

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