Follow me maybe: Stars you should check out on social media

7 May 2013 / 3 years 5 months ago

Source: The Straits TimesCARLY RAE JEPSEN, 27You should "Friend" her because: Her hit track Call Me Maybe spent nine weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, from June 23 to Aug 18 last year.How LinkedIn?: The Canadian singer was discovered by fellow countryman Justin Bieber, himself a YouTube sensation, who heard her on Canadian radio. He promptly referred her to his manager Scooter Braun. Bieber, Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale were later filmed in a video singing and dancing to Call Me Maybe.Pinterest-ing facts: Call Me Maybe won Best Song at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2012, Summer Song at the Teen Choice Award 2012 and Single Of The Year at this year's Juno Awards. She was named Choice Music: Breakout Artist at the Teen Choice Award 2012 and the year's rising star at the Billboard Music Awards. She also clinched Pop Album and Album Of The Year titles at the 2013 Juno Awards.Facebook fans: 5.8 million likesTwitter followers: 6.3 millionYouTube views: 531 millionAEROSMITHYou should "Friend" them because: They have sold more than 100 million albums and have four Grammy awards. Vocalist Steven Tyler, 65, bassist Tom Hamilton, 61, drummer Joey Kramer, 62, and guitarists Joe Perry, 62, and Brad Whitford, 61, have amassed more than 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts., Armageddon theme song, I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, entered the chart at No. 1 on Sept 5, 1998.How LinkedIn?: Frontman Steven Tyler was a judge on American Idol for two seasons, alongside Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson. Tyler is also the father of model and actress Liv Tyler.Pinterest-ing facts: Their single Walk This Way (1977) is ranked 346 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2011 list of 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.Facebook fans: 10 million likesTwitter followers: 245,000, (Tyler himself has 787,000 followers)YouTube views: 144 million on the official Aerosmith channelSKY BLU, 26You should "Friend" him because: He is one-half of the electronic dance music duo LMFAO, famed for their chart-busting Party Rock Anthem. Born Skyler Austen Gordy, he is the grandson of Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.How LinkedIn?: In February last year, the group appeared with Madonna at the Super Bowl half-time show.Pinterest-ing facts: LMFAO's song Party Rock Anthem reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 7, 2011, and remained there for six weeks. They won the Best Group/Duo at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, while their song Party Rock Anthem was named Top Pop Song, Top Rap Song and Top Dance Song at the same awards.LMFAO Facebook fans: 26.7 million likesLMFAO Twitter followers: 4.7, millionLMFAO YouTube views: 1.37 billionCEELO GREEN, 38You should "Friend" him because: His single, Crazy (2006), with Gnarls Barkley, gained more than 36 million views on YouTube. His 2010 single F*** You!, was also nominated for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year at the 53rd Grammy Awards.How LinkedIn?: The American singer-songwriter, rapper and music producer, born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, was a guest judge and mentor on American reality TV singing competition The Voice for the first three seasons, along with Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.Pinterest-ing facts: He performed in a multi-coloured peacock suit with Gwyneth Paltrow at the 53rd Grammy Awards in 2011.Facebook: 1.66 million likesTwitter followers: 1.4 millionYouTube views: 146 millionBLUSHYou should "Friend" them because: Formed in 2010, they are the first Asian group to have a Top 3 debut single on the US Billboard Charts. Their song Undivided, featuring Snoop Dogg, hit No. 3 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart for a week in 2011. The all-girl pop group comprise Angeli Flores from the Philippines, Alisha Budhrani from India, Ji Hae Lee from South Korea, Natsuko Danjo from Japan and Victoria Chan from Hong Kong. Project Lotus: The Search For Blush, which showed how the group was formed, was, aired on Channel V last year.How LinkedIn?: There are photographs of them with Randy Jackson, Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder on their Facebook page. They also have a photo with Justin Bieber - they opened his 2011 concert in Hong Kong.Pinterest-ing facts: Their second single Dance On hit No. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart last year.Facebook fans: 34,900 likesTwitter followers: 7,100YouTube views: 1.8 millionPSY, 35You should "Friend" him because: South Korean pop sensation and rapper Psy is the most successful YouTube breakout star, being the only artist to garner more than a billion views for a single video with his 2012 viral hit, Gangnam Style. His latest single, Gentleman, released last month, set YouTube records for achieving the most number of views within 24 hours and was the fastest music video to hit 100 million views.How LinkedIn?: Psy posts in Korean and English on Twitter. Last month, Bill Gates tweeted a picture of the rapper, praising his work in helping to end polio (Psy is celebrity ambassador for a global polio awareness campaign).Pinterest-ing facts: He has his own comic book called Fame: Psy, which charts his meteoric rise to fame. He has been nominated in six different categories at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, including Top New Artist and Top, Rap Artist.Facebook fans: 5.9 million likesTwitter followers: 2.6 millionYouTube views: 2.5 billion Melissa SimWHERE TO GET TICKETS SOCIAL STAR AWARDSWhere: Marina Bay Sands When: May 23Admission: From $108. Go to, call 6225-8105 or e-mail Tickets are also available at www.marinabaysands.comSINGAPORE SOCIAL CONCERTSWhere: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay When: Carly Rae Jepsen, CeeLo Green, Psy and Blush on May 24, and Aerosmith on May 25 Admission: From $150 for single tickets.Go to, call 6225-8105 or e-mail Tickets are also available at Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to and EventCliQue ( Straits Times is the official Singapore media partner of the event, Hot FM91.3 is the official Singapore radio station and Kiss 92, the supporting Singapore radio station.

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