Shakira tops global social media chart: Starcount

Shakira, most-liked musician on Facebook, with 87.7 million likes. — AFP pic
Shakira, most-liked musician on Facebook, with 87.7 million likes. — AFP pic

LOS ANGELES, March 31 — Shakira, who recently became the most-liked musician on Facebook, tops Starcount’s global social media chart for the week of March 24-30.

Also in the top 10 are the Wu-Tang Clan, who announced the unusual decision to release only a single copy of their latest album, and Lady Gaga, who celebrated her 28th birthday last week.

Shakira got an impressive one million Facebook likes over the course of the week, and was talked about by 2.5 million on the social network as she drummed up support for her just-released LP.

The singer recently became the most-liked musician on Facebook, surpassing the 86-million mark, and is now up to 87.7 million.

She also pulled in nearly 42 million YouTube views over the course of the week, and last night she announced that her video for “Empire” had reached 10 million views.

Hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan announced last week that their new double album, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin”, would be available in exactly one copy, housed in a nickel and silver box handcrafted by artist Yahya and due to sell to the highest bidder.

The album will also be sent around the world to galleries, museums and festivals, giving fans the chance to listen to it.

Unsurprisingly, this offbeat news created a stir on social media: The group earned an impressive 2.1 million likes on Facebook over the past week.

The day pop star Lady Gaga turned 28 on Friday, she kicked off a seven-night engagement at New York’s Roseland Ballroom. Her birthday was the source of much chatter online, as was her newest video, for “G.U.Y.

Lady Gaga’s YouTube account drew in 33.4 million views in the past seven days.

Starcount’s global social media chart for March 24-30:

1. Shakira
2. Justin Bieber
3. Katy Perry
4. Wu-Tang Clan
5. PewDiePie
6. Eminem
7. Lady Gaga
8. Ellen DeGeneres
9. Pibull
10. Miley Cyrus

Starcount.com, the social media leaderboard, tracks data across 12 global social networks to provide an aggregated measure of social media popularity for stars and brands. Its Fan Chart application is available on Android and iOS.

Click here for more on Starcount’s data. — AFP/Relaxnews

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