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Magazine crowns Eminem “King of Hip-Hop”

CROWNED: Rolling Stone magazine recently named rapper Eminem "King of Hip-Hop"

US MAGAZINE Rolling Stone has named rapper Eminem the "King of Hip-Hop".

The magazine said it looked at album sales, rankings on the R&B/hip-hop and rap charts, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, industry awards and critics' ratings in the period between 2009 and 2011.

The Detroit-born rapper ranked number one thanks to his two latest chart-topping albums, 2009's Relapse and 2010's Recovery, which both sold more than 7.5 million copies worldwide.

Last year’s Recovery was the best-selling album of 2010 after selling more than four million copies in the US alone.

The rest of the list boasts well-known names like Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Drake, in second, third, forth and fifth, respectively.

Earlier this year, Eminem, also known as Slim Shady, was named the world’s biggest celebrity on social networks, with over 45 million fans on Facebook and over five million followers on Twitter.

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