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Eminem: Most “Liked” Artist on Facebook

Eminem may have made his name by making fun of pop stars, but nowadays he is proving himself to be the most popular of them all. Today (February 24) the rapper made history on Facebook by surpassing Lady Gaga as the most liked, living artist on the social networking site.

As of press time Em’s page currently stands at 28,898,000+ likes, while Lady Gaga trails behind at 28,879,000+ likes. This battle is sure to be ongoing, as Gaga is known to have a very supportive fanbase, but this marks the first time XXL‘s March 2011 cover boy has taken the lead.

This news comes at a great time for the lyricist. In addition to his growing Facebook popularity, Shady is coming close to breaking yet another Gaga record. According to the The Detroit News, Em has become only the third artist in history to surpass 1 billion overall views on youtube. With 1.164 billion views as of this Monday, Em joins Lady Gaga (who has 1.189 billion views total) and Justin Bieber (who leads with 1.3 billion views).

If these two accomplishments weren’t huge enough, as we reported yesterday the rap superstar’s last album Recovery, surpassed Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday this week, to become the top selling rap album on the Billboard Top 200 charts. To date, Recovery, Em’s seventh solo studio album has sold over 3.6 million copies.—Tyrone Palmer

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