Just two weeks ago, it was announced that Rihanna had gained more fans on Facebook than pop songstress Lady Gaga, but it seems the whole thing may have been a farce. ViralMS, a viral marketing and social media agency, reported to ballerstatus.com that one day prior to RiRi overtaking Gaga, their â€œBuy Facebook Fansâ€ service had been purchased for RiRiâ€™s official Facebook page.
The receipt shows someone purchased 100,000 fans for $7,799. A representative from ViralMS told ballerstatus.com, Â â€œWe have a wide demographic of famous individuals who buy Facebook fans. Ever since we started the industry we have worked with high-profile actors, musicians, politicians, athletes, and even Fortune 500 companies.â€
I personally know artists who use services like this, including a rapper (who shall remain anonymous) that sold less than 200, 000 units on his latest album but is one of the largest amount of followers on Twitter that Iâ€™ve seen. Lesson: popularity online doesnâ€™t equal sales. Step ya game up.
Chec out the PayPal reciept below: