World’s 1st Live Social Star Award! In an award show that dazzled and astounded social media fans assembled in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, as well as fans watching live on YouTube from across the globe, the very biggest awards were reserved for the most high profile social media stars in the world.
The live Social Star Awards were the pinnacle to an amazing 24 hours of virtual awards where stars from all over the world were recognized for their popularity in the world of social media.
The night began with a bang as the Red Carpet was filled with the biggest YouTube stars of the past 12 months – Hikakin, Harlem Shake, Tummy Talk, Marquese Scott , Ryan Higga and Wrecking Crew, PewDiePie and some of the world’s most famous stars including Aerosmith, PSY, Jermaine Jackson, George Takei, Carly Rae Jepsen and CeeLo Green.
The high octane awards kicked off with an opening performance from American Rock Legends Aerosmith who are set to wow Singapore this weekend with their first ever concert in the city.
They blew the roof off the theatre with blistering performances of their most iconic hits such as Crying and Don’t Want to Miss a Thing before performing an unforgettable rendition of the band’s all time classic such as Walk This Way with beat boxer, Hikakin, one of the most high profile and talented social media stars of 2013.
Not contented with one world exclusive, the Social Star Awards presented yet another world’s first in the form of the very first Harlem Shake to be performed and broadcast LIVE on YouTube featuring the four original Harlem Shakers themselves.
Wrecking Crew perhaps gave one of the most unforgettable performances of the night. The illuminated body poppers who have amassed millions of YouTube views of their blistering dance routines, brought a brand new sequence to the Social Star Awards which left the audience speechless and will no doubt be another viral sensation in days to come.
There were also stunning solo performances from Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Blu, Eric Benet, Blush and PSY who closed the show with a sensational performance of the song and dance that propelled him to internet infamy, Gangnam Style.
Big winners on the night included:
Ellen DeGeneres who won for most popular TV Show,
Selena Gomez for most popular actress,
FC Barcelona for most popular sports team,
Cristiano Ronaldo for most popular Sportstar, and
Brit Boy Band who have taken the world by storm, One Direction for most popular music group in addition to the Most Popular UK Musician, Most Popular in the UK and Most Popular in West Europe awards were given out via social media prior to the live show.