Justin Bieber breaks YouTube record

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Singer/Songwriter Justin Bieber performs at the 33rd Annual Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on September 17, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Justin Bieber performs at the 33rd Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards on Sept. 17, 2011, in Atlanta, Ga.
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(CBS) Justin Bieber has set a YouTube record.

The 17-year-old singer is the first artist to reach 2 billion views on his official YouTube channel.

Pictures: Justin Bieber

According to social media monitoring site Famecount, Bieber has amassed more than 2.5 billion views as of Tuesday morning. Ninety-five million of those views are from the past month.

In October 2010, Lady Gaga became the first artist to hit the 1 billion mark. She now sits behind Bieber with more than 1.8 billion views.

Pictures: Lady Gaga

However, Gaga still reigns supreme on Twitter: She hit 15 million followers last week, and is the first Twitter user to reach the milestone. Bieber has almost 14 million followers.