With roughly 40,516,728 fans as of this writing, Rihanna’s new accolade brings her one placement closer to the Facebook fan champ, hip-hop artist Eminem, whose page has been ‘liked’ an impressive 43,225,888 times. For some perspective, Rihanna had just over 5,000 Facebook fans one year ago.
She’s come this far, will Rihanna make it all the way to the top? Apparently, not without a fight. In response to the news, Lady Gaga fans took to the Twittersphere, demanding that people, “unlike Rihanna on Facebook”.