Justin Bieber Reaches 15 Million Twitter Followers

30 November 2011, 17:22 | Updated: 30 November 2011, 17:24

The 'Mistletoe' singer is now second only to Lady Gaga in the record of all time followers.

Justin Bieber fans can rejoice today as the artist has gained over 15 million followers on Twitter.

The 'Baby' singer has become the youngest user and first male to reach the impressive landmark on the social networking site.

Lady Gaga is now the only artist to have more followers than the teen star.

Responding to the achievement, Bieber took to his Twitter account to thank his ever-growing fan base.

"Our family is growing. I will always be there for you as long as you are there by me. This family is forever. THANK U," he tweeted.

The news comes only a day after Justin was announced as Bing.com's most searched for person in 2011.

Meanwhile the Canadian singer is set to perform on this weekend's X Factor semi-final show.