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Rihanna passes Gaga as Facebook’s most popular lady

Singer Rihanna performs on NBC's 'Today' show in New York, May 27, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS)

First, a copyright flap meant her YouTube account was suspended for a short time on Thursday. Now, Mashable notes, fellow songstress Rihanna has taken her crown as the most popular woman on Facebook.

As of this morning, about 30,000 fans separate the two artists.

Gaga, of course, is a social media icon and no stranger to a little competition.

She was the first person to hit 10 million fans on Facebook, beating President Obama; beat tween hearthrob Justin Bieber to be the first to have 10 million Twitter followers; and also holds the title of the first artists to reach 1 billion views on YouTube.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.
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