History was made tonight as the first ever Social Star Awards shone a beaming light on the world of social media, wowing audiences in Singapore and across the globe with some of the most dynamic and unique set pieces and collaborations from the world’s biggest celebrities and internet sensations.
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 of 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 bands all time classic, Walk This Way with beat boxer Hikakin one of the most high profile and talented social media stars of 2013.
Not content with one world exclusive, the Social Star Awards presented yet another world first in the form of the very first Harlem Shake to be performed and broadcast LIVE on YouTube featuring the 4 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 the 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 given out via social media prior to the live awards show.
Accepting their award via video link, One Direction said: ‘“We wanna say a massive thank you for the Best Social Star Group of the year award. Thank you for our Starcount award, and we will see you soon!”
On accepting his award, Justin Bieber, said: “Thank you to all my fans that helped me win best solo artist. You guys are awesome!’
SOCIAL STAR AWARDS 2013 WINNERS:
MOST POPULAR MUSIC SOLO ARTIST
MOST POPULAR MUSIC GROUP
MOST POPULAR FILM
MOST POPULAR TV SHOW
Ellen DeGeneres Show
MOST POPULAR SOCIAL SHOW
MOST POPULAR ACTOR
MOST POPULAR SPORTS TEAM
MOST POPULAR SPORTS PERSON
MOST POPULAR GAME
Candy Crush Saga
MOST POPULAR BRAND