News: Eminem Shades The Competition Slim, Makes Facebook History
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 10:08AM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has something else to boast about other than record sales these days as new reports claim he is the first person to reach 60 million Facebook fans.
Reports of Slim Shady's social networking accomplishment landed online early Tuesday (July 31).
So you think you know who's the most followed celebrity in the industry? Well! Think again. In an era when Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are the most talked about stars, rapper Eminem becomes the first star to have over sixty million fans on facebook. (Fashion N Style)
Grammy-winning singer Rihanna is reportedly close behind the platinum-selling rap star.
The Slim Shady star passed the milestone on the social networking website on Monday (30Jul12), and now boasts 60,093,667 'likes' on his page. Eminem's Love The Way You Lie collaborator Rihanna is not far behind on Facebook, she has 59,381,829 'likes', but the rapper is still only the fourth most popular entertainer on YouTube.com with two billion views on his channel. (WPTV)
Last January, Young Money's Nicki Minaj surpassed Em as the most followed hip-hop artist on Twitter.
Eminem has just handed his title over to Nicki Minaj as most followed rapper on Twitter. Nicki Minaj has surpassed Eminem as the most followed rapper on Twitter with nearly 8.2 million fans following her, leaving Eminem in the dust with 8.1 million followers, which is not surprising considering Eminem has not used his Twitter account since November of last year and Minaj is constantly using her account to keep her fans updated on her music news. Social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have become an important part of a musician's tool box when it comes to promoting music, updating fans or even launching careers, so the more fans you can have following you on these sites, the better it is for your career. (Examiner)
Outside of social networking, Shady is gearing for a follow-up to 2010's Recovery solo album.
"Yeah, of course [Dr. Dre] will be involved," he said. "I usually get going and kind of start going a certain direction and just record what I'm feeling. Then I'll go see Dre and fill in some of those pieces." (Shade 45)
Check out a recent Eminem interview below: