President Barack Obama, who has 9.5 million fans, had the most followers for a living person on the leading social networking site until Lady Gaga surpassed him.
Gaga ranks sixth overall for most Facebook fans. According to USA Today, Facebook, the Family Guy, Michael Jackson, Texas Hold â€˜Em Poke, and Mafia Wars are the only other entities with more Facebook fans than the pop singer.
Despite her popularity and success, Lady Gaga recently told Rolling Stone that she keeps herself grounded. “When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl,” she said. “Then I say, ‘ … You’re Lady Gaga you get up and walk the walk today.”
Lady Gaga is one of five musicians in Famecount.com’s Top 10 Living Facebook Stars list. The other figurers in the top 10 are Vin Diesel, Barack Obama, Megan Fox, Dr. House (Hugh Laurie), Linkin Park, Lil Wayne, Cristiano Ronaldo, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift.
Famecount.com tracks social networks to show key trends.
The site also reports that Lady Gaga is the “fastest growing star on Facebook, adding 1.9 (million) fans last month alone and finding over 140,000 new fans each day.” Even amid all the World Cup coverage, Lady Gaga still managed to beat soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lady Gaga isn’t the only musician with good numbers. On Wednesday, Eminem’s sixth album, Recovery, debuted at #1, selling more than 740,000 copies. This week was bittersweet for Chris Brown. The embattled 21-year-old singer has been accused of faking his tears during his tribute to Michael Jackson at Sunday’s BET Awards.