(AllHipHop News) The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has launched musicfuels.com. The website is a new online tool used to track the follow numbers of the top accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
"There are many reasons why musicians are often the most popular figures on social media. It’s partly because music speaks to us in a personal, evocative and human way, more so than any other art form. It is that connection to the music - and the performer giving it life - that draws fans in," writes RIAA Chairman/CEO Cary Sherman. "The research firm MusicWatch recently confirmed this, finding that connecting through music and artists had the highest importance to users’ social media experience. Clearly, artists are tastemakers and cultural drivers."
A look at the current Music Fuels tallies show when combining all three social media platforms Taylor Swift lands in the top spot with 189,730,625 followers. The pop superstar is followed by Justin Bieber with 182,929,888 followers and Katy Perry with 178,600,201 followers.
Rihanna is at #4. The Bajan songstress has 161,303,183 social media followers. Beyoncé sits at #7 with 126,334,981 followers, and Eminem is ranked at #9 with 118,046,011 followers.
When just looking at Instagram, the queen of the BeyHive jumps to #3. Beyoncé currently has 48,497,087 followers on the site. YMCMB rapper Nicki Minaj joins her with 36,295,736 IG followers.
Eminem and Rihanna both break into the top 5 on Facebook. Slim Shady (#4) has over 92 million likes and RiRi (#5) has over 81 million likes on FB respectively. Michael Jackson, Will Smith, and Bob Marley make the top ten of the Mark Zuckerberg created platform as well.