Pop Open the Bubbly: Lady Gaga has become the first artist to reach 1 billion views on YouTube.
On Sunday, the multi-award-winning outre singer — whose video epics include “Bad Romance” and “Alejandro” — achieved the unprecedented accolade of 1 billion views of her music videos on the web’s leading video-sharing website. The the horror of Beliebers everywhere, Gaga edged out Canadian singer Justin Bieber, who is expected to reach the milestone next month.
Ecstatic over news of the feat, Gaga sent a celebratory message out to her legion of fans on Twitter.
“We reached one billion views on YouTube little monsters. If we stick together we can do anything. I dub you kings and queens of YouTube! Unite!” Gaga Tweeted to her nearly 7 million followers.
The achievement comes hot on the heels of a year of online victories for the eccentric pop star. In addition to being one of the most popular search terms of 2009, in March, Gaga became the first artist to reach one billion video views on the internet.
Gaga’s third album, Born This Way, is set to hit retailers in 2011.