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Eminem, Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady

Eminem, Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady...has surpassed 10 million fans on Facebook, according to Famecount. As the musicnews.com reports, he thus becomes only the second living musician to have done so - behind Lady Gaga - whose recent smashing of the 10 million fan barrier was well documented and now boasts more than 15 million Facebook fans.

So far only 4 total musical entities have made it passed the 10 million worldwide Facebook fan mark, and it is indeed an elite group. Deceased musician Michael Jackson leads the charge with 18.3 million fans, followed by Lady Gaga (15.3 million), and Linkin Park (10.3 million). Lil Wayne currently leads the 'Best of the Rest' with a total of 9.7 million fans.

The ranking represents a return to the top of the industry for the reformed star, who confesses in the first single from his most recent album Recovery that his previous album, Relapse, represented less than his best work. 'Eminem's base of over 10 million Facebook fans is currently growing 4 times as fast as the global Facebook average according to social media monitoring tool Famecount.com,' said Jamie Gavin, Founder and Senior Digital Media Analyst at Jay-G Media.'This makes him one of the fastest growing Facebook entities in the world. Additionally, the star's online fan base of 1.3 million Twitter followers and 158,000 YouTube channel subscribers make him the 16th most famous social media entity anywhere in the world on an aggregated basis.

With his latest single, Love the Way You Lie ' a haunting collaboration with fellow Facebook top 10 ranked music star Rhianna ' sat firmly at the top of the U.S. singles chart, Eminem's online popularity looks set to grow even further as he appeals to a whole new generation of music fans.

 

 

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Andre 3000

Andre 3000 has been very busy this summer, making surprise appearances on the number of releases.

Apart from production credits on Big Boi’s 'Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty' and the lately revealed collaboration ‘Lookin for Ya’ with Sleepy Brown, the other half of Outkast signed a new sentimental track 'I Do.'

The snippet samples Lenny Williams' 'Cause I Love You' and is apparently off of the 'Limelight Exclusives' mixtape hitting the stores today, on August. 12.

A full-length version of the track, with a Young Jeezy feature, will probably be on Jeezy's forthcoming 'TM 103.'

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Kanye West

Kanye West confirmed that his new record will be released on November 16 and revealed another special surprise for his fans - a new track entitled 'See Me Now', that features Beyonce and Charlie Wilson, as well as production by Ye, No ID and 'B.M.F.' producer Lex Luger.

According to Ye, Beyonce finished the vocals at the crack of dawn last morning. 'See Me Now' is a bouncy, summer banger that expertly merges West's soulful early work with his luxurious contemporary sheen.

"It's not slated to be the single or nothing, but it was like people need this right now for the summer," said Kanye before the track dropped for the first time.

West shared also his thoughts about other names in the business at the moment, saying "I think the scariest artist in the game right now is definitely Nicki Minaj.

She has potential two be no. 2 of all time. No. 1 is Eminem," he said.

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Kelechukwu "kele" Rowland Okereke

Kelechukwu "kele" Rowland Okereke, a British singer of Nigerian descent , was born in Liverpool to catholic Igbo parents.

A member of the British band named The Bloc Party, the now solo artist released his first single tiltled “TENDERONI” from his first new album named “ The Boxer” on the 14th of June 2010.

 

Kele will be performing live across at venues across Europe, Canada, the United States of America and Australia from August through to November.

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Nneka

Nneka ,the Nigerian born singer and songwriter has been nominated for the NEA awards in two categories , namely Indigenous artist of the year and Best soul/ New soul Act of the year. The awards ceremony will take place on September 18th 2010 in New York at the Bmcc Tribeca performing Art centre.

Since the launch of her first album in 2005 , her music career has gone from strength to strength. Her new song ‘Viva Africa’ featured on ‘ listen up! ’ the official 2010 FIFA world cup album. The hot sort after singer is scheduled to perform at the Outside Lands Music Festival on august 15th 2010. Born and raised in Warri Nigeria, Nneka Egbuna was exposed to different types of music as a child . Her musical sound is a mix of her distinct cultural background. Her latest album ‘Concrete Jungle’ has received great reviews and lots of praise . she has also been on tour since releasing the album with Nas and Damian ‘ Jr Gong’ Marley.

Moving on to the next Nigerian talented and successful singer and songwriter, our focus is on Asa Bukola Elemide.

Born in Paris to Nigerian parents , at the age of two her parents returned to lagos Nigeria where she credits most of her musical influences. She started singing at a tender age . she grew up listening to artists like marvin Gaye,fela kuti, bob marley , Aretha franklin,sunny ade,lagbaja. Growing up in lagos a city with all the extremes of life from culture to music to religion, just to name a few which influenced her choice of songs and melodies enabling her to become the accomplished , seasoned artist she is today.

She returned to Paris 20 years later where her life as an artist took off. Asa released her first album in 2007 titled Asa with memorable hits like ‘fire on the mountain’ and ‘Jailer’. Her style of music is folk ,soul and reggae. In 2008 she won the prestigious Constanin award for best new Musical Artist in france.

She is often likened to Tracy chapman because of her deep, throaty ,sensuous, distinct voice. Her music mirrors real issues and problems from environmental disasters to political and war turmoil’s.

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