Lady Gaga may be the top earning woman in music,have more followers on Twitter than any other lady rock star and receive moremedia coverage than her female competitors, but she is no longer the queen of Facebook.
This week, Rihanna accumulated enough likes on Facebook tosurpass Lady Gaga and claim the throne as the platform's top ranking femalecelebrity.
According to their Facebook stats, as of Saturday,Rihanna had 40,699,853 likes, and Lady Gaga had 40,611,908, giving the "RudeBoy" singer a lead of 88,000.
Shakira is the diva with the third most Facebook followers,according to Famecount.com, which credits the Latina singer with 37 million likes. Asidefrom being the top three female musicians on Facebook, they also have earned spots in Facebook's top 10 pages overall. Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Shakirahold the No. 5, 6, and 8, positions, respectively.
There are three men on the Top Facebook Pages Worldwidelist as well. Eminem ranks No. 3 with 43,367,713 likes. The late MichaelJackson sits at No. 7 with 38,069,882 likes, and "Baby" singer Justin Bieberholds the No. 10 position with 33,035,903 likes.
Numbers, stats, and figures were also the subject of anothernews story this week involving a popular female entertainer. Matthew Knowles,father and former manager of Beyoncé, filled legal papers in Texas, alleging his daughter's newmanagement team accused him of stealing money from her, claims he vehementlydenies. And in even more shocking family news, power couple Jennifer Lopez andMarc Anthony announced their plans to divorce, a month after their seventhanniversary.
Pop star Jewel and her husband, Ty Murray, fortunately, have a happier home front. This week, they announced the birth oftheir son, Kase Townes. And legendary music shero Chersang Lady Gaga's praises this week after recording for her new album "TheGreatest Thing," a song written and produced for her by Gaga and RedOne.
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THIS WEEK'S TOP 5MUSIC NEWS STORIES
1) Elimination Round -- Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony callit quits.
2) No, No, No, No, No -- Beyoncé's father denies stealingfrom daughter.
3) Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh -- Jewel and Ty Murray welcome babyboy.
4) Greatest Love Of All -- Lady Gaga writes song for Cher's new album.
5) Bad Girl Club -- Rihannaunseats Lady Gaga as the queen of Facebook.
Rihanna photo credit: Reuters; Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony photo credit:James Devaney/WireImageUs Magazine
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