Jesus Christ topped our list of the fastest growing Facebook pages by Likes this week, followed by number of musicians and other celebrities. Big brands, from McDonald’s to Skittles to Intel, were also popular.
Pages on our list this week grew from between 438,500 to 1.6 million Likes. We compile this list with our PageData tool, which tracks page growth across Facebook.
|Name||Likes||Talking About||Daily Growth||Weekly Growth|
|15.||Resident Evil 5||655,578||15,711||+177,775||+455,448|
|19.||Tito El Bambino||487,683||0||+58,204||+439,523|
Several artists’ pages grew partly because of recent awards ceremonies for musicians. Adele, for example, was second on the list and won big at the Grammys, where Whitney Houston was honored after her death. Shakira made the list, as did Tito El Bambino, both of whom were either honored or involved with Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards.
The recently popular basketball player Jeremy Lin has had explosive growth on his fan page. He appears to be updating statuses from his phone and getting tens of thousands of likes, comments and shares. As a result of this growth and fan activity, Lin’s ratio of People Talking About This to total Likes is one of the highest we’ve seen — more than 60 percent.