By ELEANOR GOWER
Internet success story: Lady Gaga, pictured in Bangkok, Thailand last week, became the first person to pass 25 million followers on Twitter
Lady Gaga became the first person to pass 25 million followers on Twitter earlier today, and immediately tweeted her gratitude to fans.
'#25milliontweetymonsters wow! I'm officially feeling like the luckiest girl in the world today,' she wrote.
The 26-year-old singer has more than two and a half million followers more than her nearest competitor, Justin Bieber, who has 22.5 million.
Gaga is one of eight pop stars in the top ten most followed people on Twitter, with Barack Obama and Kim Kardashian and Oprah Winfrey making up the final two.
The singer was also the first person to reach the milestones of 10, 15 and 20 million followers respectively on the social networking site.
She has won legions of fans with her outlandish costumes, including the infamous meat dress which she famously wore to the 2010 MTV awards.
Biggest fans: Lady Gaga tweeted her delight to her 25 million followers earlier today
Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, has a special relationship with her fans, dubbing them 'little monsters' and herself 'mother monster.'
However, she suffered a setback this week when she was forced to cancel a concert in Indonesia after Islamist hard-liners threatened violence, claiming her sexy clothes and provocative dance moves would corrupt the nation's youth.
Minola Sebayang, a lawyer for Big Daddy, the promoter of the June 3 show, called the cancellation 'unfortunate.'
He added: 'But with threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady Gaga's side is calling it off. 'This is not only about Lady Gaga's security, but extends to those who will be watching her.' Gaga was equally disappointed, tweeting: 'We had to cancel the concert in Indonesia.
'I'm so very sorry to the fans & [I am] just as devastated as you if not more. You are everything to me.'
The singer has since moved on and was spotted strolling around Bangkok in a typically outlandish dress made of black PVC last week.