Lady Gaga's meteoric rise just goes on and on. Her Twitter followers have just broken the magic 20 million mark making her officially the most 'followed' person on Earth and a strong contender for one of the most influential people on the planet.
Her rise to fame and her constantly reinvented appearance seems to have been closely controlled by herself. She has a marketing and social media savvy that must be the envy of the industry and which sees the release of single after memorable single that keep her at the top of the charts around the world.
At heart though she seems to be an old fashioned girl whose idol is Liza Minnelli. She's a song and dance artiste for the 21st century, a modern day vaudevillean if ever there was one.