Eminem beats lady gaga, rihanna to 60 million facebook fans
If you had to guess which artist has the most Facebook Likes, who would you guess? Lady Gaga? Justin Bieber? Michael Jackson? Close, but no cigar.
Eminem recently set the record for the most Likes by a living person with 60.1 million, blowing past the competition and landing at #5 on the list of the top 10 Facebook pages.
According to the App Data page, Eminem is picking up close to 179,000 new Likes a week (or 26,854 a day), edging out Rihanna, who has 59.4 million Likes and is on a 167,000 new Likes per week pace (or 22,141 a day).
The only things blocking the 39-year-old Detroit MC’s path to the top are the kinds of wildly popular time suckers that are hard for any flesh-and-blood superstar to pass: YouTube (61.2 million), Texas HoldEm Poker (63.8 million), Facebook itself (70.3 million) and the Facebook for Every Phone page (117.5 million).
Where do his fellow pop stars land? Shakira is #8 on the list with 53.3 million Likes (just below “The Simpsons” with 53.8 million), then Lady Gaga at #9 (53 million) and Jackson at #10 (51.1 million). Bieber is down at #15 (45.7 million), just ahead of Katy Perry (#16, 45.5 million), Linkin Park (#17, 44.2 million) and Lil Wayne (#20, 39.8 million). You didn’t ask, but we’ll tell you that MTV is at #27 (36 million).
Slim Shady might have be the Facebook king, but he has quite a way to go when it comes to ruling the Twitter universe. That realm belongs to Gaga, who has more than 27.8 million followers, with Bieber a hair behind at 25.8 million and Perry gaining ground at #3 with 24.2 million. Em, meanwhile, is way down on the list at #19 with 11.8 million followers.