The Grammy nominated songstress behind the biggest global song of 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Sky Blu the lyrical mastermind of LMFAO are the latest additions to the stellar line-up heading to Singapore for the Social Star Awards.
The Social Star Awards will see Starcount unveil the winners of the inaugural awards which takes place at a multi-genre international A list celebration at Marina Bay Sands®, Singapore on May 23rd.
Already confirmed for the awards in an announcement made last week are Aerosmith, CeeLo Green, PSY and Blush and today's announcement adds even more glamour, talent, and social media credence to this unprecedented bill of global musical royalty.
The Social Star Awards will be a unique 24 hour event with an incredible 288 awards (one every 5 minutes) presented to the biggest stars and brands across the world. At the Social Star Awards the world will shine a spotlight on Singapore to discover the world's most popular stars in social media globally over the past 12 months in this 3-hour celebration.
Carly Rae Jepsen also joins the amazing international talent staying on for the public holiday weekend to present The Singapore Social Concerts at the The Meadow Gardens By the Bay - the ultimate post Awards concert weekend for the Social Stars.
Carly Rae Jepsen's breakthrough moment came when her unforgettably catchy hit song "Call Me Maybe" which she co-wrote, quickly rose to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart where it remained for nine consecutive weeks. Certified five times platinum in Jepsen's native Canada the track is also an international sensation, climbing to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries while the official video has over 400 million YouTube views. The song has sold more than 10 million singles worldwide to date and has been parodied many times on YouTube, including by the Miami Dolphins, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. "Tonight I'm Getting Over You," which Jepsen co-wrote with its producer Max Martin, is the new single from the singer-songwriter's debut album Kiss, which reached the Top Ten in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the UK. Jepsen won the 2012 American Music Award for Best New Artist and received two 2012 GRAMMY nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year and has been nominated for nine 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
After performing at the Social Star Awards, she joins CeeLo Green, Psy and Blush on the bill for Friday May 24th - staying on for the public holiday weekend to present The Singapore Social Concerts at the Gardens By the Bay - the ultimate post Awards concert weekend for the Social Stars.
Sky Blu is best known as one half of musical duo LMFAO, who together with his uncle and bandmate Redfoo have been ripping up dance floors and music venues since their first major hit 'Gettin' Over You' with David Guetta dropped in 2010. Grandson of Motown founder Berry Gordy, Sky Blu is true music royalty and as LMFAO's lyrical wordsmith has given the world party classics like "Sexy and I Know It", "Shots" and "Party Rock Anthem" which reached number 1 in 11 countries including the US, UK, Canada and Australia. His current single 'Pop Bottles' is gaining airplay worldwide and promises to provide the soundtrack to the ultimate party in Singapore - the Social Star Awards. LMFAO are shortlisted to win the Social Star Award for Music Group.
Paul Morrison and Drew Thomson, Joint CEO's of Starcount comment: 'Our Social Star Awards and Singapore Social events later this month celebrate the biggest and best of global social media, and we're delighted that these two acts, who between them have tens of millions of online fans and have amassed literally billions of views on YouTube, are going to be here in Singapore at the very heart of it.
'These events are bringing something totally unique to Singapore, not least the chance to see American rock legends; Aerosmith, digital music record-breaker CeeLo Green, plus PSY, the star of the most viewed YouTube video in history, all Asian girl group Blush and now Carly Rae Jepsen and Sky Blu, all on one line-up. This is a truly unique chance to party like a rockstar at the biggest weekend of live entertainment ever to happen in Singapore. But, we are not finished yet so keep your eyes and ears open for some announcements shortly about more huge stars coming to town. This is going to be a night to remember so get your tickets now before they are sold out - or are you not fan enough.....?'
Danielle Tiedt, Vice President of Marketing at YouTube, said: "YouTube has worked hard over the years to connect fans with the creators they love - we've helped fans discover new artists and creators, and we've helped creators discover new audiences and go global quickly. In 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen and Psy were able to use our platform to share their music across the world, and we look forward to showcasing their talent, as well as that of the other Social Stars, live on YouTube at this year's Social Star Awards."
In short, if it's massive in social, it's part of this exclusive global awards event.