Rihanna Takes Lady Gaga's Facebook Crown

Singer Rihanna attends a fan meeting event at the Coexmall on February 11, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. Rihanna is in South Korea to promote her recent album 'Rated R'.

Rihanna has overtaken Lady Gaga to become the most popular female artist on Facebook.

According to social media statistics site Famecount.com, Rihanna passed Gaga early Thursday morning (July 14), with the Barbados native currently sitting at 40,598,000 Facebook fans compared to Gaga's 40,565,000 fans. However, Lady Gaga's Twitter presence -- 11.6 million followers and counting -- dwarfs Rihanna's 6.1 million followers on the site.

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After crossing 40 million Facebook fans on Wednesday, Rihanna posted, "40 mil! 1 LOVE #RihannaNavy." She also acknowledged yesterday's Facebook milestone by retweeting a fan who wrote, "I just read that @rihanna is the most liked female on facebook #yougogirl #winning."

The only musical artist who still tops Rihanna on Facebook is her "Love the Way You Lie" collaborator, Eminem, who currently has 43.3 million fans. Rihanna clocks in at No. 6 on this week's Social 50 chart.

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