Lady Gaga Passes 10 Million Twitter Followers

by Daniel Haim

No stranger to breaking digital records, Lady Gaga has become the first person to pass 10 MILLION followers on Twitter, where she’s held the #1 spot since August 2010.

Leading up to the 5/23 release of her second album Born This Way, Lady Gaga has been using Twitter to personally announce everything to her millions of monsters first. From the release dates of album and its first single, which she tweeted at midnight on New Year’s Eve, to the album’s cover artwork she unveiled via a Twitpic post in April, to song titles, lyrics and more, followers of Lady Gaga have been privy to the official word on all things BTW before anyone else, straight from Mother Mother’s fingers to their own Twitter feeds!

Lady Gaga’s latest track “Hair” will be released today at 1pm PT / 4pm ET as part of iTunes’ “Countdown to Born This Way” promotion.

In an early review of “Hair” by Rolling Stone, the track is described as an “inspirational song in the mold of ‘Born This Way,’ but it’s a bit weirder, mixing the yearning romantic melodrama of Pat Benetar’s “We Belong” with the hard industrial metal edge of Broken-era Nine Inch Nails.” The track features E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, whose sax appeal on last week’s new single “The Edge of Glory” earned rave reviews.

“Hair” joins the tracks “Born This Way,” “Judas,” and “The Edge of Glory,” which are available now on iTunes. Fans who have purchased the pre-release singles will be able to buy the full album on 5/23 at a discounted pro-rated price through iTunes Complete My Album feature.