Eminem Surpasses Lady Gaga As Facebook’s Most ‘Liked’ Living Artist

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 02/26/11

EminemLady Gaga and Eminem are certified superstars in music, but which one would you say is bigger? More famous? And most liked?

If you go by the amount of fans who "like" their pages on Facebook, then it's Eminem, because the Detroit rapper recently overtook Gaga to become the most "liked" living artist on the social network.

Earlier this week, Em surpassed Gaga in fans to claim the title of Facebook's most-liked. At the time of this post, Eminem had reached 29,049,881 fans, while Gaga was at 28,971,489.

Reports said Em is averaging more than 500,000 Facebook "likes" a day, and could soon surpass none other than Michael Jackson to become the site's overall most-liked artist, according to Famecount, a site that tallies the "top social network stars worldwide."

The late King of Pop currently has over 29.1 million Facebook fans, but Em is closing in fast.

Despite his status on Facebook, when it comes to overall social influence, Eminem still trails both Gaga and Justin Bieber in total YouTube views -- though he recently became the third artist to crack the 1-billion-view mark -- and when it comes to total Twitter followers, his 3 million are barely enough to crack Famecount's top 20 musicians, where Gaga is #1, followed by the likes of Bieber, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Rihanna and, uh, Jessica Simpson.

At press time, he's the 19th most followed artist on Twitter, right above Snoop Dogg. On Facebook, Eminem and Gaga are followed by Rihanna and Linkin Park.

Eminem may see a spike in his social influence over the next few weeks, as he appears in Dr. Dre's recently released "I Need a Doctor" video, and made headlines when photos from the set of his upcoming "Space Bound" video — featuring porn star Sasha Grey -- spread virally.

  • http://google.com EmiinEmFaN

    I Love both of them too much,but of course for me the best is the reaL king of rap EMINEM.He's the best,he's the first for me in everything...Love you EMINEM,I'm your biggest fan.But I Love Lady Gaga too much,I love both but EMINEM I can't compare with no one,So for me he is the best.LOVE YOU EMINEMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.You are my king,Kisses by me,yous biggest fan.My ANgeL...(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

  • DaTruthFIRSTlasT

    Eminem...Love the kid hate the kid both.Lyrical genuis..filthy rich..but would sell his soul for a few dollars and a lipton ice tea spot at the drop of a hat or pull out some old ass mariah carey tapes for the 800th time..integrity?
    Guess ive never understood undermining ones integrity by selling out commercialy when your already fucking rich and its time to tell the world to kiss your big black ass. Ya heard me?

  • judasbarronx1

    Glad for him. He's earned it :-)

  • Duezala

    He is not a kid; Marshall is pushing 40. If you read any of his interviews you'll glean that he is not materialistic. He wants respect: from colleagues and the industry. As with any industry, that value of respect is operationalized in pay commensurate to one’s worth. Furthermore, if you like something why wouldn't you endorse it? Clearly, M was transparent in setting his conditions; he stipulates this in his characteristically humorous way. One way to gauge the integrity of an individual is by the consistency of their actions. I'd say Marshall is pretty consistent.

  • raman dangol

    EMINEM.......da best there iz the best there was he best there ever will be

  • raman dangol

    EMINEM.......da best there iz the best there was he best there ever will be