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

Lady Gaga beats Obama for Facebook record

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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. Dave

    Lady Gaga for president 2012 !!!! Now that Facebook is the measure of political smartness and savvy !!!!!! Let's go Gaga! Withdraw from Afghanistan, Sisistan, turkistan, Iraq, Paq, Maq and Caq !!!!!!
    The level of super idiotic clueless public involvement is a must for our democracy!

    July 4, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  2. normajean

    I knew we had a lot of low brow people in our society but I never realized just how low they really were. This is the strongest sign I've ever seen of just how many class- less citizens this country has. Frankly, I'm embarassed. This woman is a carbon copy of at least a dozen who have gone before. Her talent is questionable and her looks so out of line that there's no danger of her not being copied by every teen age girl in the country. What ever happened to real talent, dignity,natural beauty? She is aptly named only she"ain't no lady".

    July 4, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  3. It's Me Again

    They way BO is running things she could do a better job at that too!

    July 4, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  4. Donkey Party

    Journalism at it's finest CNN. Competing with The National Enquirer for most ridiculous stories?

    July 4, 2010 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  5. bernie

    She'd do better running our country than he has. I'd definitely vote for Ms. Gaga!!

    July 4, 2010 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  6. Pete

    P)lase do not insult us by pretending that any aspect of this no-talent's existence is of any relevance to anyone besides those who usually revel in the mindless crap culture you ae helping to perpetuate.

    July 4, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  7. Susan L.

    Wow. Slow news day? Facebook groups are now "News"? Oy. The state of Journalism today is well beyond deplorable. It's all celebrity gossip, nonsense, and punditry.

    July 4, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  8. Mike

    Obama will be on Celebrity Apprentice in no time!

    July 4, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  9. Franklin in NJ

    That sounds about right. I would put them in the same category... pop culture icons with very little substance to back them up.

    July 4, 2010 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  10. Ed FL

    When lady GA GA rates this much attention and print it really shows the level of professional standards that CNN has lost. Once a legitimate fair and balanced and PROFESSIONAL network has dropped to a level that is making Fox look good. it is extremely hard now to find a good fair and interesting news outlet.

    July 4, 2010 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  11. Jeannettelj

    Just goes to show you the mentality of the people in this country. I call her Lady Gag Gag.

    July 4, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  12. Sam

    Maybe the Republicans should have her run in 2012, instead of SP.

    July 4, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  13. sandy

    That's OK, but could she please stop trying to be another Madonna and just rely on the god given talent she has. She does not have to flip the cameras off etc. thats gross and she's too talented to have to act that way

    July 4, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  14. Chipster

    In the wise words of Betty White – Facebook is a "colossal waste of time."

    July 4, 2010 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  15. Jon

    This is headline news? No wonder CNN's viewers are declining.

    July 4, 2010 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  16. Beauty

    Who cares!

    July 4, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  17. Clint, Wa.

    I want a recount!!!

    July 4, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  18. Independent

    What,did the news of the day dry up???? Really, don't care who won, it's not a big deal, is it???

    July 4, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  19. daveindenver

    Does ANYONE give a rat's patoot about this. What a bunch of trash tracking crap like this is.

    July 4, 2010 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  20. Jeremy

    how lame is this...

    July 4, 2010 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  21. BURT REYNOLDS

    You must be joking! A average perfomer has 10000000 followers lmao>
    shes average at best .... you must be really bored to follow a loser like this. What the fook is wrong with you all? Lady GAga is a pice of trash she will be gone in 2 years like herpes. Hope you catch ger soon :))

    July 4, 2010 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  22. Ancient Texan

    Both are wating precious time being narcisstic self worshipers and contributing little to the good of the country.

    July 4, 2010 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  23. unshrub

    How is this politics?

    July 4, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  24. Adele

    That really says a lot for intelligence nowdays, doesn't it ? ; )

    July 4, 2010 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  25. Patrick

    In other news, "so?"

    July 4, 2010 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
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