Eminem American fan base fastest growing in 2011

Eminem continues to gain huge social media traffic in 2011 with the battle for fans heating up between the rapper and the likes of Kanye West and Lady Gaga.

Social media is playing more of an important role in recent years as young stars grab the spotlight on youtube, and compete for viewership on twitter and facebook.

Until recently, there has not been so much emphasis on social media fan bases, but as more music lovers turn to the internet to find out about the latest trend, music video and album, the more fans you have the better.

Eminem has been consistent with his music, except for, what he may feel was his own Relapse in his previous album before Recovery took him back to his roots. The music artist has sold millions of records worldwide and is one of the industry's biggest successes.

As of January 2011, according to social media chart groovecount, Eminem gained nearly 2 million likes on facebook and over 300,000 additional twitter fans.

Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are second and third on the chart.

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