Supreme Court Rejects Universal Music Group's Appeal Of Eminem Royalty Case
Supreme Court Rejects Universal Music Group's Appeal Of Eminem Royalty Case

After surpassing Lady Gaga last week as the most 'liked' living artist on Facebook, Eminem has overtaken Michael Jackson to claim sole ownership of the most 'liked' artist on Facebook -- period.

The rapper born Marshall Mathers takes the distinction with over 29.4 million 'likes' on the popular social networking site. Jackson, who held the top spot for 20 months, falls to second with 29.3 million.

In the days leading up to taking No. 1, Eminem had been averaging over 100,000 'likes' a day. According to Famecount, the rapper is also expected to be the first artist to reach 30 million 'likes' on Facebook, a distinction likely to occur in the coming days.

However, Eminem still has a long way to go in terms of total social media domination. Though he recently became the third artist to reach 1 billion plays on YouTube, the rapper trails both Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber in that category by over 190 million and 340 million plays, respectively. He also trails mightily in terms of Twitter followers, placing at a mere 29th with 3.2 million followers.