Stefanie Sun and JJ Lin named most popular S'pore singers in social media

23 May 2013 / 3 years 5 months ago
Singers Stefanie Sun and JJ Lin have been named Singapore's most popular musicians in the social media world, reports The Straits Times.
They won Female and Male Singapore Musician respectively at the inaugural Social Star Awards, which its organisers call the "Oscars" of the social media world.
The Social Star Awards is a 24-hour online event recognising global stars in the social media world in fields such as music, movies, television, sports and games.

Since midnight yesterday, more than 60 awards have been announced.

The winners were notified on social media platforms such as Twitter.

While Sun and Lin's wins were not too surprising, there were some rather unexpected results.

For instance, Chelsea edged out Manchester United to bag both the 2013 United Kingdom Sports Team and Premier League Team.

So far, none of the winners or their spokesmen have acknowledged their wins.

But the fans have responded.

Justin Bieber's win for 2013 Canada Musician has been retweeted by more than a hundred of his fans in congratulations.

Other winners such as Emma Watson (United Kingdom Actor) and Taylor Swift (United States Musician) have also had their wins retweeted and favourited, though to a lesser extent.

Chinese-language stars such as Jackie Chan and Ruby Lin were tweeted on their Weibo accounts, to tell them of their wins for Chinese Actor and Taiwanese Actor, respectively.

The winners were decided by the activities of 1.

7 billion Internet users around the world who use 11 major social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Sina and Weibo from China and VK from Russia.

The top awards will be presented at a three-hour ceremony at Marina Bay Sands tonight, which will be streamed live on YouTube from 9pm.
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