Today, Eminem became the most liked living artist on Facebook, topping Lady Gaga.
Slim Shady has earned a whopping 28,883,000 likes, whereas Gaga has elicited 28,872,000, as of this writing.
And those numbers are changing as I type, in that the stats alter from one moment to another. In fact, Famecount.com reports that ‘Eminem currently gets about 500,000 likes a day.’
The calculating site announces that ‘if the trend continues, [Eminem] could surpass the most liked artist ever [on Facebook]: Michael Jackson.
But this isn’t the only social networking site to like Eminem. In fact, YouTube is vitually enthused with the hip-hop artist, giving him one billion hits on such tunes as Not Afraid and Love The Way You Lie.
Two others have surpassed the one billion hit mark on YouTube: Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, the latter of whom is the most viewed of all time. This teen sensation from Canada, who had his start on this video-oriented site, owns some 1.3 million views.
But back to Eminem.
His accomplishment on Facebook and YouTube in which he surpasses Lady Gaga — at least on FB — is perhaps best summed up best by Hip Hop DX who says:
‘As someone whose popularity is rooted in sentiments of the anti-popular, Em’s emergence as the social media king seems almost counter-intuitive.’