Jesus, Whitney Houston, Jeremy Lin, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

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
1.  Jesus Christ 1,845,534 781 +838,665 +1,681,680
2.  Adele 19,560,301 1,019,633 +229,030 +1,533,343
3.  Whitney Houston 2,649,813 767,554 +107,471 +745,591
4.  Angry Birds 16,068,633 790,991 +100,732 +718,438
5.  Titanic 16,540,105 795,527 +100,742 +619,199
6.  Facebook 62,079,450 763,848 +101,872 +618,317
7.  YouTube 53,143,726 0 +99,614 +594,461
8.  Bruno Mars 19,107,616 669,343 +86,177 +520,422
9.  Will Smith 27,252,694 627,798 +72,464 +514,927
10.  Skittles 20,806,625 0 +89,332 +514,570
11.  Jeremy Lin 893,075 354,911 +85,005 +496,944
12.  Harry Potter 41,780,051 626,304 +77,540 +493,143
13.  McDonald’s 16,184,271 632,914 +74,559 +483,644
14.  Mr. Bean 19,430,514 540,746 +73,507 +475,174
15.  Resident Evil 5 655,578 15,711 +177,775 +455,448
16.  Shakira 46,751,623 675,919 +71,045 +454,615
17.  Intel 6,326,028 1,028,397 +46,097 +447,923
18.  Leo Messi 31,930,289 654,402 +84,816 +444,682
19.  Tito El Bambino 487,683 0 +58,204 +439,523
20.  The Simpsons 40,376,809 608,391 +70,404 +438,494

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.



Publish date: February 21, 2012 https://dev.adweek.com/digital/jesus-whitney-houston-jeremy-lin-more-on-this-weeks-top-20-growing-facebook-pages/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT
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