I'm a fan of yours vs I'm your fan

Two friends meet at a bar.

One says to the other who is a local musician with quite a few fans.

  1. I've never told you this but I'm actually your fan.

How does it sound?


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"I'm a fan of yours" sounds most natural. "I'm your fan" is grammatically correct and understandable, but makes it sound like they have only one fan (and it's you).

As AmateurDotCounter noted, "I'm your biggest fan" is a set phrase that is an exception, but it's an exception because logically there can be only one "biggest fan". Since you're claiming to be that one fan, using a grammatical construction that implies only one biggest fan is perfectly sensible.

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