Last Lap: Who’s Just Blown Past Justin Bieber On Twitter?

Mikky Ekko gets wistful about “Kids,” Pharrell Williams remembers how he and Jay Z clicked while recording The Black Album, and critics take on Eminem’s new LP.

  • Katy Perry is now Twitter’s most popular celebrity, at least in terms of the number of followers she has. The “Roar” singer has topped Justin Bieber, who took the crown from Lady Gaga less than a year ago. [The Hollywood Gossip]
  • After writing a chart-topping hit for Rihanna, Mikky Ekko is crafting his burgeoning singer career. He performed “Kids” on today’s Big Morning Buzz Live.
  • Yes, Jay Z’s Black Album is almost 10 years old. And Pharrell Williams tells us how he and Hov connected to make one of hip-hop’s best LPs in the past decade. [Vibe]
  • Only a few hours left until you can nab a copy of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, but music critics have already taken Eminem’s latest album for a spin. Check out what they’re saying about Slim Shady’s new effort. [MTV News]

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