Miami: Colombian songstress Shakira has become the seventh most-popular person on the Twitter social network, with nearly 7.42 million followers, her publicist announced on Monday.

The artist exceeds in numbers of Twitter fans other celebrities and performers such as Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey, according to statistics compiled by the social network.

Shakira's total number of followers exceeds that of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Barack Obama, Katie Perry, Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian, in that order.

In addition, Shakira leads the Twitter list of most-followed Spanish-speaking celebrities; it was noted in the same communiqué.

The Colombian singer has more than 38 million fans on Facebook and her videos and tunes have had more than 1 billion views on YouTube.