Eminem Becomes Most 'Liked' Living Artist On Facebook

Em continues to dominate social media, surpassing Lady Gaga and trailing behind Michael Jackson in Facebook popularity.

Detroit's biggest name is making even bigger feats in the digital arena. This week, social media tracker Famecount.com found that Eminem has not only joined Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber in the ranks of Youtube's Artists-With-One-Billion-Views Club, but has now surpassed Gaga as the most "liked" artist on Facebook. He currently has 28.88 million Facebook fans, while Gaga is close behind with 28.87 million. Both are led by Michael Jackson, who maintains 29.13 million fans.

"Within the last few hours Eminem has become the world's most popular living person on Facebook," said Famecount founder, Daniel Dearlove. He went on to praise the rapper's successful year in music.

Of course, it's easy to perceive the numbers as arbitrary and to write them off as yet another tallying-trend brought on by obsessors of social media. However, these particular numbers represent a paradox in Eminem's large-scale success within the mainstream. As someone whose popularity is rooted in sentiments of the anti-popular, Em's emergence as the social media king seems almost counter-intuitive.

MJ, Eminem, and Lady Gaga are trailed by Bieber and Rihanna, the latter of whom is the fastest growing star on Facebook.

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  • Kendall Walters

    thank you for beating lady gaga

  • Rachael Misek

    Sometimes I wonder if we all know what is really going on, what is really going on, what is really going on....This is just another way for houston to control the waves in our brain, our waves in our brain, our waves in our brain.

  • YOUAJOKE

    NOBODY CAN STOP THE GREAT WHITE HOPE

  • Vegulf 'Quazy' Møller

    And he doesn't even use the internet. Amazing! I remember that he tweeted, for like two weeks and then gave up. Bieber and Gaga tweets and utdates their facebook all the time!

  • Rodrick

    This is why Em's haters get so frustrated, 12 years worth of whining hasnt made a dent in his career Em's best days are pretty much behind him but even at half strength he's still the only rapper on the radio thats even remotely worth listening to, thats why I laugh when people say "Uhhhhh, he fell off, he was better 10 years ago", I agree, he was better 10 years ago but hip hop in the mainstream is so laughable & Annoying that at this point, Has-been Eminem >>>>> Everybody else on the radio

    • da1

      I agree man, he's still crushing the competition even when he's not the same as when i first became a fan of his. His first three albums were classic and now his albums are so so. But even with so so albums from him he still winning grammy's, still selling records, still making history. Just imagine if he was 97-2002 eminem how much he be dominating then.

  • Anonymous

    Funny Part is that he doesnt even use the internet,lol Artists like Gaga & Beiber actually update and Communicate with their fans, I seen an interview where Em said Paul R handles his twitter account and that he would probably blow his house up trying to turn a computer on or some shit, lol

  • Anonymous

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  • AnonymousUser

    Fucking crazy. I like Em, but damn.. I never thought he was still this popular. Props to him for staying relevant all these years. Definitely one of the most interesting artists, at least in my eyes, of all time. When Em goes, there's gonna be some big ass shoes to fill. Don't even reply to me saying that my opinion's wack or how I need to hop off Em's dick.. man, shut up with that. Em's on fucking top, no one can deny it. But at the same time, he got there because of his immense talent.

  • Anonymous

    50 need to keep his mouth closed cuz he know em would end his career with one verse

    • Anonymous

      What??? Game didn't say it. 50 Cent did.

    • Anonymous

      Games had 1 mixtape thats worth listening to.. he aint shit but a pussy.. eminem will forever be a better lyricist hands down.. Games a clown

    • Anonymous

      After the way Eminem and the WHITE police took care of FIF and protected his ass after he snitched on all of the black people in Queens. SELLOUT!!!!! NO LOYALTY!!!! How can he talk about Game & Young Buck?? I can see now why they wanted to get away from this fake ass clown. smh

  • Anonymous

    wow so many haters on here...r u mad cuz hes white or cuz hes more lyrical than your fav rapper? yall just envy the man cuz u wish u could be in his shoes

    • Josh

      No, we're mad because ever since 2010 Eminem has been a sell out bitch. P.S: Eminem is my favorite rapper, so your argument is invalid. Fuck off, Stan.

  • Anonymous

    50 Cent said Eminem only sells record because he is white right after Dre and 50 fell out. 50 is a racist son of a bitch!!!! FUCK 50 SNITCH AND G-UNOT!!!!

    • Lankh

      50 Cent is partially right, only partially because Eminem is a real fuckin good rapper. Eminem admitted it himself in White America : «Look at my sales/Let's do the math - if I was black, I woulda sold half/I ain't have to graduate from Lincoln High School to know that» Eminem has A LOT of white middle class boys and girls fans who ride his dick.

  • Anonymous

    em is the best rapper of all time and yelawolf will be one of the best when he is done o-60 is a classic its goin to be a big year for shady records

  • black thought

    so...im ok with em, but his dick-riders annoy me with there "greatest white emcee ever" rants. Popularity does not equal greatness. If you about the real, you know how many great Caucasian artistes are out there in the underground. Em has started catering to the mainstream audience a lot now and gone are the days where he was simultaneously popular and his music still held some substance.

    • black thought

      yup. id throw in there Kno from Cunninlyguists as well. Great producer and Solid emcee as we proved by his debut album, "Death is Slient".

    • DocturJay

      co-sign...slug, aesop rock, vinnie paz, brother ali, apathy, celph-titled, ill bill, b real and the list goes on. these cats are better than 95% of the shit thats in the mainstream and on the radio.

  • Anonymous

    STOP HATING BECAUSE IT ISN'T EMINEM'S FOUGHT HE IS COOL FROM HIP-HOP!!! HIP-HOP IS JUST TOO COOL!!!!

  • Y-No?

    i like the guy and all, but come on people, jesus christ. There's more than one person living rapping, or living period, in the world.

  • MIKE FROM DETROIT

    This is a shame! First off this honkey aint from detroit and why do so many people like him

  • BIG KING KONG

    HONKEY IS A DICK - LOOK AT HES PICTURE GANGSTA RAP ???? -LYRICS LIKE - DONT WORRY HAILY DADDYS GONE BE OK - GET THE F^*K OUTTA HERE- BIG PUN - BIG L - KOOL G RAP-BIGGIE SMALLS- 2PAC- REDMAN ALL DAY - FEMIENE IS ST8 WACK - REMIND ME OF DAVID BECKHAM ST8 PUSSY

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