Barack Obama Breaks Justin Bieber's Retweet Record On Twitter Following Election Win

7 November 2012, 15:59 | Updated: 7 November 2012, 16:20

A photo of the President hugging wife Michelle Obama sent the social networking site wild.

Barack Obama has over taken Justin Bieber to claim the most retweeted Twitter message of all time.

The US President uploaded an image of himself sharing an embrace with his wife Michelle with the message "four more years" attached.

The photo has received a total of 643,135 retweets and had been favourited 217,888 times at last count.

This beats the previous best from the Canadian singer, which clocked up just over 200,000 back in September.

Justin's message read: "RIP Avalanna. i love you," as he paid tribute following the the death of a young fan.

NBC reports that Obama's latest message had over 300,000 retweets in just 45 minutes. 

You can view the picture of Barack and Michelle Obama which has set the new Twitter record below:

The President defeated Republican candidate Mitt Romney during yesterday's (6th November) election and has been congratulated by stars from the world of music.

Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Justin Bieber posted messages on their Twitter accounts as they celebrated the President's victory.