Top 25 Facebook pages: April 2014 — Shakira is now Facebook’s most-liked person

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Last month, we talked about how Shakira’s Facebook fanbase was rapidly growing. Now, according to PageData, Shakira is Facebook’s most-liked person, with 87.7 million fans on the social network.

Shakira’s Facebook page has gained nearly 1 million fans in the past week and passed Rihanna as the person with the most likes on Facebook. She still trails Facebook for Every Phone and Facebook’s own page.

Shakira officially earned the honor on March 21 and shared the news with her fans in a post.

Discover which Facebook pages have the most likes by clicking below.

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Why brands need to quit complaining about Facebook reach & advertising

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Recently, popular food delivery service Eat24 penned a breakup letter to Facebook, threatening to close its presence on the social network because of all the constant News Feed algorithm changes, fake likes and a push for advertising.

This complaint has been uttered or screamed by brand managers all over the world. It needs to stop.

Facebook is, at the end of the day, a business. It is not a charity. Companies — who are generally in the business of making money — complaining about a business doing what it can to make money feels self-centered.

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Wu-Tang Clan announces exclusive album, nearly doubles Facebook fanbase

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Hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan announced this week that they’ll make just one copy of their next album, sparking speculation and discussion all over Facebook.

How much interest did this announcement generate? Tons. According to Mediabistro’s PageData, the Wu-Tang Clan’s Facebook page has almost doubled — going from 2.8 million fans on Thursday to 4.9 million on Friday. The group announced that, in order to send a message that music is truly art, only one copy of the double album The Wu–Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.

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Yankees, Dodgers open baseball season as Facebook’s most talked about teams

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As the baseball season approaches this weekend (though the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks have already opened their seasons in Australia), the New York Yankees are both the most liked and talked-about team on Facebook, according to Mediabistro’s PageData.

The Yankees’ Facebook page has a PTAT value of more than 385,000. Also highly discussed on Facebook are the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds. Although the Reds don’t yet have 1 million fans on Facebook, the chatter about that page is still third in baseball — ranking just higher than the Boston Red Sox, who have 4.4 million Facebook fans.

Find out how many people are currently talking about each Major League Baseball team by clicking below.

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Top Facebook pages in Ireland

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As the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, let’s take a look at the pages most-liked by Facebook users in Ireland.

According to PageData, Mediabistro’s database of Facebook page metrics, Irish Facebookers love Primark (known in Ireland as Pennys and unrelated to JC Penney), Rihanna and Eminem.

Find out what else Facebook users in Ireland love by clicking below.

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Top 25 Facebook pages: March 2014 — Shakira coming up strong

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Singer Shakira has been growing in Facebook influence, as she has now surpassed rapper Eminem to become the 4th-most popular page on Facebook. Shakira has gained more than 800,000 Facebook fans in the past week, according to PageData.

Want to find out which Facebook pages have the most likes? Check out PageData’s monthly leaderboard below.

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Top 25 Facebook pages: February 2014 — Vin Diesel fanbase keeps growing

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For the past few months, one of Facebook’s most popular people has been actor Vin Diesel. In January, Diesel’s Facebook page crossed the 60 million fan mark and shows little signs of stopping.

According to PageData, 1.1 million people have clicked “like” for Diesel in the past week, making his page the 13th-most liked page on Facebook. Among living people, he is the fifth-most popular, behind Rihanna, Eminem, Shakira and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Wondering which Facebook pages have the most likes? Click below to find out.

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Inside Facebook guide to the Super Bowl

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As the Seattle Seahawks prepare to do battle with the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Sunday, let’s take a look at how the teams are performing on Facebook.

According to PageData, both teams’ Facebook pages saw massive jumps in likes after earning the NFC and AFC title games, with the Broncos adding 42,585 fans the day after they defeated the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks gaining 32,770 fans after beating the San Francisco 49ers.

Between the two teams, the Broncos have been the most talked about team in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, but the Seahawks are closing the gap. One of the biggest drivers of discussion hasn’t been controversial Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman or Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, but rather the largest city of Nebraska.

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Patriots, Seahawks leading Facebook buzz in round before Super Bowl

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As people watch the upcoming NFL conference championship games this Sunday, determining who goes to the Super Bowl, they’ll likely post about it on Facebook. The winning team will likely win over some new Facebook fans, as casual observers get to know the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.

We analyzed numbers from PageData to show how the road to the conference championship games have affected the Facebook pages for the four remaining NFL teams.

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Facebook users have a sweet tooth for Pudding Pop

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One of the fastest-growing Facebook apps isn’t made by King or Zynga. Pudding Pop, a puzzle game developed by CookApps, has an estimated 5.1 million monthly active users (according to AppData) — roughly 1 million of which have been added in the past week.

The only two Facebook apps to with a higher MAU growth in the past week are King’s headlining titles of Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga.

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