July 4th, 2010
05:19 PM ET
8 years ago

Lady Gaga beats Obama for Facebook record


President Obama has lost out to Lady Gaga in the battle to be the first living person with more than 10 million fans on Facebook. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)

(CNN) - As if we already didn't know Lady Gaga is the biggest thing in the universe right now.

On Friday the shock singer broke 10 million followers on Facebook making her the first living person to have so many friends on the social networking site.

Gaga had been running neck and neck with President Barack Obama for the honor, but soon surpassed the Commander-in-Chief.

Related: Obama, Lady Gaga compete for Facebook fan record

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  1. DollarBill

    Lady Gaga beating President B.O. is just too funny . She can make questionable videos ,flip off baseball fans and act sorta' obnoxious and still beat the ever growing unpopular president -hahahaha...
    Just priceless ,it is indicative of growing disdain for President B.O. ,just hilarious. yee haw!

    July 4, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  2. DENNA

    And this says, more than anything, how sad this country has become. I truly hope this whole Facebook thing is tongue-in-cheek. Maybe you've not noticed, but President Obama has been a little busy lately, so he probably hasn't had time to work on more Facebook friends. Anyway, congrats to the Lady.

    July 4, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  3. Keith in Austin

    Lady Gaga and Obama! What a remarkable pair of Americans....NOT!
    This is an incredibly lame article even for CNN!

    July 4, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Doubt President Obama cares - put the empty-headed bimbo in competition with the empty-headed bimbo from Wasilla.

    July 4, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  5. new-idjit-on-the BLOCK

    Proves what we all know....
    Music was made in the late 70's and 80's.
    And very little since...

    (Lucky untalented imitation)
    'Cos I'm jealous

    July 4, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  6. Larry

    I must have just fallen down the rabbit hole ...

    Like Obama or any intelligent person CARES how many friends one has on FACEBOOK ...

    GET A LIFEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 4, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  7. ct

    This is news?

    July 4, 2010 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  8. andrew

    maybe the gop should consider her running against obama .

    she makes more sense that the bafoon gov sarah palin

    July 4, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  9. Bird

    Oh yeah, now THERE'S something to be proud of. Two losers beating each other out on a crap networking community board! Let's mark this on the historical calendar!

    July 4, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  10. Chris

    If I was on Facebook I would have befriended Obama over Lady Gaga in a heartbeat.

    July 4, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  11. artraveler

    And this has any importance why?

    Just think what Santa Claus could do on Facebook or whatever.

    July 4, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  12. reality

    and you guys wonder why you're the lowest rated cable "news" network by a large margin

    July 4, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  13. Tony in Maine

    which says a great deal about our culture...

    July 4, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  14. Reviewer

    Wow. It doesn't really matter. As all of you may know, Lady Gaga is just a psycho, and many, more recent Hollywood celebrities are psychos who didn't want to study an actual career, or young people who are going to die of drug overdoses because they have all the luxury they want in life. Anyways, I still look up to Obama, and Gaga sucks. GObama!

    July 4, 2010 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  15. mine

    a truly sad commentary on the state of America

    July 4, 2010 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  16. Augsbee

    Of course, she's disgusting, vulgar, rude and profane, what else would you expect?????

    July 4, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  17. thor

    Darn !!! Another thing for him to blame Bush for.

    July 4, 2010 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  18. Frenchbuggler

    Lady Gaga for President, Alice Cooper for VP!!!

    July 4, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  19. William A. Schaedler

    I am constantly amazed how Americans constantly follow the lives of these people of so very little substance like this Gaga character. Why do they bother. Who is she? What if anything has she accomplished? Or maybe your typical American is fascinated by flamboyance. If anyone has an answer I would like to know.

    July 4, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  20. Ben

    And this is what's wrong with America...

    July 4, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  21. Robert

    All people had to do was find out about the contest......and no doubt about it that Gaga would win. Obama's popularity is on a slide.

    July 4, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  22. Slids

    The least important thing where Obama comes out as the loser. A bit more important is how he is systematically destroying everything good about our country with his socialist ways. This in addition to how he has mismanaged his oil spill. NOBAMA2012

    July 4, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  23. Jolene

    We in America need to get a life. Lady Crackie will come and go just the rest. Facebook is for the ridiculous who want to tell the ENTIRE world about their business, which is a dumb move. It leaves you exposed to criminal activity or you can bore everyone who reads your posts about the last crap you took. LOL!!!!!!!!!

    July 4, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  24. snow

    WHO CARES? I do not like the number 1 and in 2012 hopefully we can flush number 2.

    July 4, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  25. Jilli

    Lady Gaga, we are a stupid nation.

    July 4, 2010 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
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