Eminem has beaten Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg to be crowned the world’s most successful rapper.
The Stan hitmaker has been named as the king of hip-hop by Rolling Stone magazine, with editors tallying up album sales, social media hits and critical acclaim since 2009.
Eminem garnered 7.5 million record sales, 1.3 billion views on YouTube.com, and has five million Twitter followers – putting him way above his peers.
Lollipop hitmaker Lil Wayne came second in the countdown, followed by relative newcomer Drake at three, Kanye West at number four and legendary 99 Problems superstar Jay-Z in fifth.
Other rappers to make the top ten include Nicki Minaj – the only female MC on the list – Rick Ross, Ludacris, Gucci Mane and T.I.
Most surprisingly, Snoop Dogg lags behind at number 11.
Global pop superstar Katy Perry’s fourth single from her Grammy nominated album, Teenage Dream, has broken yet another record. “E.T.” featuring Kanye West notched 12,330 radio plays in one week marking the highest number of plays in a single week in the history of the Nielsen BDS mainstream top 40 survey.
Recently, Katy surpassed her own record, set with “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg, which recorded 12,159 in July of 2010, and she currently holds the top four spots on the Pop Songs play sums chart with her first four singles off of her sophomore full-length, released last year on Capitol Records. “E.T.” holds the top spot followed by “California Gurls,” “Firework” and “Teenage Dream.” With the success of “E.T.”, Katy is also the first female artist in over 20 years to score four No. 1 singles from the same album on Billboard’s Hot 100 as Teenage Dream stands as only the ninth album to log at least four No. 1s since the chart’s launch the week of Aug. 4, 1958. The singer’s next single from Teenage Dream will be “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”.
Katy recently performed “E.T.” with Kanye West on American Idol and she also appears on the cover of the June issue of Vanity Fair, shot by Annie Leibovitz in Paris earlier this year. She has been touring internationally since early 2011, making stops across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, and will kick-off an extensive 60-city North American run on June 7th touring through mid-September.