Beyoncé, Adele, and a trio of hockey teams join the Fandom 250


Fans of pop divas and hockey teams are among the latest groups added to FanSided’s Fandom 250. Where do they place? Stay tuned.

Welcome to November 28. Today, we add 10 new groups to the Fandom 250, drawn from the world of pop music and hockey.

On the sports side of things, we’ve got three venerable hockey franchises: the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Detroit Red Wings. The Penguins are the newest team on the list, but have made waves as the most recent winner of the Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks and the Red Wings, on the other hand, were both founded in the ’20s, and have collected plenty of fans since.

But the pop divas are the real draw of this batch. Beyoncé, if you haven’t heard, is among the biggest entertainers in the world, and uses her popularity to further important political causes. Lady Gaga, too, uses her star power for activism. She’s known as a champion of gay rights, and her left-of-center view has earned her many followers.

Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is the most popular female rapper around, Demi Lovato and Ariana are tearing up the pop scene, and Adele and Rihanna have the world at their fingertips. And if you need proof of how beloved these acts are, recall that many of their fans go to the trouble of naming their obsessions. Beyoncé fans belong in the Beyhive, Lady Gaga-lovers are Little Monsters, etc.

Here’s the complete list for November 28:

  • Beyoncé
  • Adele
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Demi Lovato
  • Ariana Grande
  • Rihanna
  • Lady Gaga
  • Penguins
  • Blackhawks
  • Red Wings

We’ll be unveiling new nominees at a rate of 10 fandoms per post through early December. Then, on December 6, we’ll unveil the complete list, and you’ll get to see where they all rank. Keep checking FanSided.