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The Canadian popster hit and surpassed the 9M mark with 9,022,205 (at the time of publishing) fans following his every tweet. "9 MILLION!!! I LOVE YOU PEOPLE!!!" the man of the hour tweeted in celebration of his latest feat. "#9millionbiebers" and "Bieber Gone Wild" subsequently became trending topics on Twitter.
Funnily enough, less than a couple of weeks ago, Bieber announced with a post to his Twitter page that he was in fact breaking up with Twitter -- or at least taking a trial separation. Just as soon as the heartbreaking news dropped, Bieber's following began to climb and he returned to the social site, refusing to leave his dedicated fans hanging.
Bieber's Twitter following is topped only by Lady Gaga's 9,503,566 following of little monsters, and the two superstars are the only tweeters who have managed to hit the coveted 9M mark.
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