Rihanna, Eminem most popular on Facebook

R&B star Rihanna has been named the most-likeable star on Facebook after overtaking rapper Eminem in the popularity stakes.

Barbadian beauty Rihanna, who has been dubbed the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine and recruited by Vogue magazine to front its 10th annual shape issue last year, has revealed that for years she didn't feel comfortable in her own skin.

And taking a typically unconventional approach she found the more time she spent naked the more able she was to tackle her confidence issues. 

Eminem, 39, became the first person to reach 60 million friends on the social-networking site in July but the Umbrella hitmaker had surpassed his total recently, reported Daily Express.
 
The 24-year-old singer boasted 61,617,468 likes, while Eminem was a close second with 61,269,210.

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM) and by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor.

Eminem's popularity brought his group, D12, to mainstream recognition. In addition to being a member of D12, Eminem is also one half of the hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, with Royce da 5'9".

 
Shakira is in third place with 54.8 million. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known mononymously as Shakira, is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer and model who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s.

Born and raised in Barranquilla, Shakira began performing in school, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Arabic influences with her own original twist on belly dancing.

Shakira is a native Spanish speaker who speaks fluent English and Portuguese as well as some Italian, French, Catalan and Arabic.

Lady Gaga bags fourth place with 53.2 million followers. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter.

Born and raised in New York City, she primarily studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and briefly attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career.

Gaga began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan's Lower East Side, and was signed with Streamline Records by the end of 2007.

 Late singer Michael Jackson rounds out the top five celebrities on Facebook with 51.9 million fans.

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, entertainer and businessman. Often referred to as the King of Pop, or by his initials MJ, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records.

His unparalleled contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.

(All pics courtesy: Reutuers/Getty)

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