Justin Bieber is among the leading nominees at the world's first Social Star Awards next month.
The 19-year-old Canadian popstar, who has more than 52 million Facebook fans and 37 million Twitter followers, will fight off stiff competition from 'Stay' singer Rihanna, 28-year-old star Katy Perry and Korean hitmaker PSY in a bid to be crowned the Most Popular Music Solo Artist of the year at the inaugural 24-hour multi-genre event in Singapore on May 23, that have been dubbed the Oscars of social media.
Some 288 Social Stars will be handed out at the glitzy ceremony, based on the data of 1.7 billion users by social media analysis experts Starcount.com, at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, which will be broadcast live exclusively on YouTube.
Fans can download Starcount's brand new app Social Fan Charts and connect with their favourite star's fan chart and awards for ''superfans'' will also be presented on the night.
One of the winning Social Stars will go on to be crowned The Social Star Almighty - the most popular social media star on the planet.
SOCIAL STAR AWARDS 2013 SHORTLIST:
Most Popular Music Solo Artist:
Most Popular Music Group:
Most Popular Actor:
Most Popular Sports Team:
Most Popular Film:
Most Popular Sports Person:
Most Popular TV Show:
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
'X Factor' (Global)
Most Popular Game:
Candy Crush Saga
League of Legends
Texas Hold'em Poker
Most Popular Social Show:
Most Popular Brand:
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