Welcome to the Club, Britney! Spears Hits 10 Million Twitter Followers

The pop star becomes just the sixth person to cross that impressive benchmark on the social media site

Watch out, Kim Kardashian -- Britney Spears is catching up! The pop star has just become the sixth person ever to reach 10 million Twitter followers, after Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, President Barack Obama, Katy Perry and Kardashian, who just reached the impressive benchmark last month. According to MediaBistro, it took Britney just 53 days to go from 9 million to 10 million followers.

Ever since climbing to the No. 1 spot on the list of Twitter's most-followed last May, Spears, 29, has embraced the social networking medium. Now she frequently retweets compliments from fans, and posts tons of pictures and videos -- like the recent concert pic of her "Till the World Ends" performance featuring 6-year-old son Sean Preston.

Though Kardashian beat Spears to 10 million followers, it's worth noting that Kim posts much more often than Britney: to date, 9,331 tweets vs. Britney's 1,095. Kim, in other words, works a lot harder than Britney for her Twitter followers! Top tweeter Lady Gaga, on the other hand, has posted less than either of them -- but tends to limit her tweets to big announcements.

So who will be next to cross the 10-million line? Shakira seems to have it in the bag, with over 9 million followers. The next highest-ranked Twitter users are Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Ashton Kutcher. However, Mediabistro predicts that Kutcher will soon be pushed out of the top 10 by one of three celebs who are gaining on him: Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and Selena Gomez.

Notice anything that all the top-ranked Tweeters have in common? That's right -- with the exception of social-media pioneer Kutcher and the President of the United States, they're all women. Let's hear it for girl power (in 140 characters or less)!

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