Eminem > Gaga; Rapper Beats Pop Star For Most Facebook Fans

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Vibe / February 25, 2011

Nothing can stand in Eminem’s way of complete pop culture dominance, including Lady GaGa. The 38-year-old Detroit native just surpassed the “Queen Of iTunes” on Facebook and hit 1 billion views on YouTube.

Social network counter Famecount just released a statement that followed “Within the last few hours Eminem has become the world’s most popular living person on Facebook.” Founder of the site Daniel Dearlove says “Eminem’s online fame has hit extremes in the past six months.” This is most likely due to the success of his latest album Recovery, along with the accolades that followed (Grammys, VMAs, just to name a few).

Eminem currently has 28.88 million Facebook fans, while Gaga falls slightly behind with 28.87 million. She spent eight months as the most “Liked” Facebook celeb, according to Famecount. However, with no real surprise, Michael Jackson’s page tops both stars with 29.13 million fans.

Eminem also extended his King Of Social Media reign by joining Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber as the third star to notch 1 billion music video streams on YouTube.

Not to be outdone however, another star is on the rise to snatch the crown: Rihanna. She is third in the ranks of Most Liked living Facebook celebrities and the next in line to hit 1 billion YouTube views. Daniel Dearlove at Famecount states “[Rihanna is] currently the fastest growing star on Facebook.”