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Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Eminem Top New Billboard Social 50 Chart

December 3, 2010 (9:43 am) GMT
Leading at the top spot in the first week of Social 50, RiRi has Bieber and the Slim Shady behind her at No. 2 and 3 respectively.

Billboard has a new chart called Social 50 which ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking site, and it sees sitting at No. 1 in its debut week. The Barbadian songstress is followed by and at the second and third places respectively.

"We continue to adapt the way we chart the changing landscape of music," Billboard Editorial Director, Bill Werde, said of the new chart. "The Social 50 is yet another step in the evolution of Billboard and an important response to our changing times."

Using a unique metric that includes weekly page views and song plays on such micro-blogging sites as MySpace, iLike, YouTube and Facebook, the list puts RiRi at the first position because she has two hit singles in current heavy plays, leads in new additions of friends/fans/followers, and becomes the fourth in total page views. Meanwhile, Bieber sits at No. 2 for he leads all artists in weekly page views.

Trailing behind the Slim Shady are and . The two female artists secure the fourth and fifth spots respectively. , , , and are the other celebrities making the Top 10 list.



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