Singapore is about to make history! Starcount, a company which ranks the world’s top celebrities and stars based on their popularity and fan engagement, has partnered up with Youtube to create the Social Star Awards! The SSAs will be held for the first time in Singapore, and it will be broadcast to 1.7 BILLION people worldwide via a 24-hour broadcast on Youtube!
The SSAs will be the first ever global awards show for the stars of social media, and it will be held in Singapore. A-list celebrities are expected to grace the event and there will be a huge red carpet event prior to the show, according to Starcount's Youtube account. It will be held on May 23, 2013 (Thursday) at Marina Bay Sands.
The 24-hour show will show social media at the cutting edge of new technology. Apart from the awards show, there will also be a series of live concerts by A-listers at our very own Gardens by the Bay, which was crowned World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2012!
Youtube's VP of Marketing, Danielle Tiedt, also spoke about the event. "The Social Star Awards' innovative 24-hour broadcast concept is perfectly suited for YouTube. For the first time an entire generation, who we call Gen C, has grown up with an unmediated relationship with content. They are defined by the Internet, mobile, and social networking, and the Social Star Awards will celebrate this new cultural moment. We are excited to help make Social Star Awards a truly global event and help them connect with Gen C audiences everywhere."
This is going to be a really huge and exciting event! Stars around the world will be taking part in this event, and it's all happening right here in our small hi-tech city of Singapore.
Here is a list of nominees for each category. I wonder if they will be coming down to Singapore for the awards show!
Music Solo Artist Award: Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, PSY, Rihanna
Music Group Award: Linkin Park, LMFAO, Maroon 5, One Direction
Sports Person Award: Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Ricardo Kakà
Sports Team Award: Chelsea Football Club, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid C.F.
Film Award: Harry Potter (film), Shrek, The Twilight Saga, Titanic
Actor Award: Jackie Chan, Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, Will Smith
Social Media Show Award: Jenna Marbles, PewDiePie, Smosh, Toby Turner
Game Award: Angry Birds, Candy Crush Saga, League of Legends, Texas Hold'em Poker (Zynga)
TV Show Award: Mr. Bean, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Simpsons, The X Factor (global)
Brand Award: Blackberry (global), Coca-Cola (global), Samsung (global), The Walt Disney Company (global)
For your chance to win a trip to Singapore to interview A-list celebrities on the red carpet, enter the contest here!
Starcount has announced six acts that will perform both at the awards show and also at the live concert series: Psy, Blush, Aerosmith, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cee Lo Green and Sky Blu of LMFAO. The live concert series will be held from May 24 - 25.
Ticketing - Social Stars Awards show on May 23
AWARDS TICKETING PACKAGES
Doors close at 8:45pm for Live Broadcast. Live performances from 9pm. All ticket holders to be seated prior to this time. All ticket holders need to be age 6 and above and must have a valid ticket for entry. No flash photography or video will be allowed.
Ticketing - Concert series from May 24 - 25:
Concert Ticket & Hospitality Packages
Buy 2 or more tickets for the concerts by 8th May for the chance to win 1 of 2 VIP tables at the Social Star Awards for 10 people – worth S$18,888!
Special Multi Day Offers:
- Aerosmith Gold Package – 2 Social Star Gold tickets for the Social Star Awards plus 2 tickets for Aerosmith Socials concert. Limited Release price S$888 – (standard price S$1,106 - SAVE 20%). Available online at www.starcount.com/tickets.
- Aerosmith VIP Weekend Package – call for Limited Release Deals – Call +65 6225 8105.
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