They say that is is easier to be a celebrity today that it was years before. Marketing and promotional strategies of different personalities have greatly benefited from the rise of social media networks such as Instagram, Twitter, and of course – Facebook. Moviestars, recording artists, television celebrities, and sports personalities can now easily connect to their fans and update them with the latest goings on in their circles – thus creating the so-called”social media buzz.”
This list will reveal to you the 10 most popular celebrities on social media giant Facebook:
10. Bob Marley – Recording Artist (deceased) – 74 million likes/followers
No one can dispute the enduring popularity of reggae legend Bob Marley. This Jamaican superstar, who has been dead for over 30 years, continues to stand the test of time and has been immortalized by his music. This singer/songwriter/performer was truly nothing short of a game changer.
9. Justin Bieber – Recording Artist – 75 million likes/followers
Bieber has his own share of ardent fans and equally ardent haters. Nevertheless, he is admittedly one of the most in-demand singers around. Discover and hones by r&b royalty Usher Raymond, Justin Bieber’s good, youthful looks – coupled by his cool singing and radio-friendly beats, has won for him millions of adoring fans and unlikely trolls.
8. Will Smith – Recording Artist/Actor – 77 million likes/followers
One of rap music’s original torchbearers, Smith has made a name for himself both as a multi-platinum rap artist and as a major box-office draw in his films. Winner of four Grammy awards and nominated for at least 2 Oscars for Best Actor, there clearly is no stopping the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”
7. Michael Jackson – Recording Artist (deceased) – 79 million likes/followers
The King of Pop continues his domination of the charts 7 years after his untimely demise. Very few recording artists can boast of a career-defining record as prolific as Michael Jackson’s. With a recording career that spanned 4 decades and several hit albums, the “Thriller” artist continues to thrill his audience even up to this day.
6. Rihanna – Recording Artist- 82 million likes/followers
Perhaps the best-selling female recording artist of the last 10 years, this Barbados-born singer has earned a huge following on social media. Thanks largely to her chart-topping hits, fashion sense, and notorious on-and-off relationship with r&b superstar Chris Brown.
5. Lionel Messi – Sports Personality – 83 million likes/followers
Messi is one of those European superstars who has effectively used social media to catapult himself to greater fame and world recognition. A lot of sports fans idolize him for his skills and fierceness in the game, while women go gaga over his good looks and boy next door public image.
4. Eminem – Recording Artist/Actor – 92 million likes/followers
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, has completely revolutionized rap music since his controversial debut in 1998. Always unapologetic and brutally honest, his songs – often filled with rage and non-conformity, has sold for him over 100 million albums, 10 Grammy awards, and an songwriting Oscar for his film”8 MIle.”
3. Vin Diesel – Actor – 97 million likes/followers
Diesel is best known for the “Fast and Furious” film franchise, where he also co-starred with his good friend the late Paul Walker. Other than this, he has also starred in action and hit comedy films – often putting him in the same box-office league as Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
2. Shakira – Recording Artist – 104 million likes/followers
She has been dubbed as the Latina equivalent of Madonna – and for good reason! Crossing genres such as Pop, Rock, and Hip Hop, this Colombian-born singing superstar continues to fill up stadiums and coliseums in her sold out concert appearances. Shakira is also a best-selling recording artist outside the Latin market.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Sports Personality – 109 million likes/followers
In the world of sports, no other personality today can come close to football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. He is simply the world’s most popular athlete! Ronaldo has won a slew of fans all over the world and has truly set social media ablaze!