Eminem Joins YouTube Billionaires’ Club; Surpasses Lady Gaga As Most Popular Person On Facebook

It’s time to kick the Stanism into overdrive, Beliebers and Little Monsters.

“Slim Shady” rapper Eminem has joined pop sensations Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga as one of the only three artists whose videos have clocked 1 billion views on YouTube. In fact, it’s been a Wonderful Week in the World of Social Network for the multiplatinum-selling Grammy winner, who has officially surpassed Gaga as the most popular living Facebooker.

Eminem currently boasts 28.88 million Facebook fans, while Gaga falls slightly behind with 28.87 million, online tracking website Famecount.com said Thursday. The “Born This Way” singer spent eight months as the most “Liked” celebrity on the Web’s leading social networking website. A tribute page dedicated to late Pop King Michael Jackson tops both stars, boasting 29.13 million fans.

Rihanna is the third most popular star on Facebook and the next charttopper in line to hit 1 billion YouTube views.

“This new landmark follows a spectacular year for Eminem, with the release of ‘Recovery’ and wins at the Grammys matched by surging social media fame,” says Daniel Dearlove, CEO of Famecount. “Although Eminem cannot afford complacency; Lady Gaga knows how to command attention and the release of ‘Born this Way’ puts her back in the spotlight. Meanwhile Rihanna is one to watch — currently the fastest growing star on Facebook.”

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