International stars gather in Singapore for Social Star Awards
Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor, Jeremy Piven, will co-host the inaugural Social Star Awards alongside Jessica Alba at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. On Thursday May 23rd, the stars of music, TV and film will assemble at Marina Bay Sands for the live event as fans around the world watch it ‘live’ on YouTube.
Piven is best known for his iconic role as ‘Ari Gold’ on the hit show Entourage. He is currently in the UK shooting the second season of ITV’s Mr Selfridge, playing the founder of the iconic London department store. This fall, he can be seen in the Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez film Sin City: A Dame to Die for.
The live show will hand out awards for “Most Popular Actor”, “Music Group,”“Solo Artist,”“Sports Team”, “Film” and the biggest award of the night, “THE ALMIGHTY” for the most popular person in social media. The event will be a culmination of 24 hours of live awards, which will begin online on Wednesday 22nd May.
Piven is the latest addition to the A-list stars gathered for the Social Star Awards, with performances from Aerosmith, CeeLo Green, PSY, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Blu, Blush and Eric Benet. YouTube stars and viral sensations, Wrecking Crew, Marquese Scott and Tummy Talk have also been added.
Paul Morrison and Drew Thomson, Joint CEOs of Starcount said, “It doesn’t get any better than this! Jeremy is a legend and we’re very excited that he’ll be bringing his jet-paced style to the Social Star Awards. The $10 million question is will he bring Hollywood’s biggest agent with him?”
Ms. Karen Mosley, Executive Director of Entertainment at Marina Bay Sands said, “The Social Star Awards will redefine awards shows as we know. The night is set to dazzle crowds in person and online as Jessica Alba and Jeremy Piven take us through the evolution of social media deeming it to be a powerful influencer in today’s day and age.”
International star and entrepreneur Jessica Alba will host the first-ever Social Star Awards, which will be live-streamed onYouTube from Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on May 23, 2013.
Alba, who previously hosted the MTV Movie Awards, along with a co-host to be announced shortly will preside over the ceremony, during which 12 awards will be presented to the most popular superstars in music, TV, film, sport and other global categories. The show will feature performances from Aerosmith, CeeLoGreen, PSY, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Blu and Blush and will feature some of the biggest stars of YouTube, the performers who have gone viral globally as they have been viewed, shared and re-tweeted around the world.
The Social Star Awards take place in the MasterCard® Theatres at Marina Bay Sands where guests including musicians, footballers, actors, and ‘The Connected” – local celebrities and socilaites – will assemble for a one-off night of breathtaking entertainment. The huge production will feature a bespoke set made entirely from high definition LED screens allowing the venue to become an interactive spectacle as awards are presented on the stage, and in social media throughout the course of the night. The set will showcase the acceptances and the congratulations from fans and supporters of the winners from around the globe. For the audience members lucky enough to get their hands on a ticket, the celebration will be a night to remember – a genuine “I was there” experience, as they live the moment that will be viewed everywhere as the awards are streamed on YouTube to smartphones, TV’s, consoles and laptops around the world.
On the announcement of her role as Host of the Social Star Awards, Jessica Alba said; “I’m thrilled to be co-hosting the first-ever Social Star Awards and look forward to seeing everyone in Singapore to celebrate these social media superstars.”
Paul Morrison and Drew Thomson, Joint CEOs of Starcount said “To have Jessica Alba presenting the Social Star Awards is an honour which reflects the stature of our inaugural event and ensures that it will truly be a Hollywood A-list experience. All eyes will be on Singapore for this premiere of The Social Star Awards, and we’re looking forward to welcoming Jessica to curate an evening of global acceptances and incredible social moments which will see the Social Star Awards take its place at the top table of global Awards events.”
Social superstar and Star Trek helmsman George Takei; international DJ, Seb Fontaine; American model, Amanda Lepore and New York event producer, Suzanne Bartsch are the latest stars to be confirmed as attending the Social Star Awards on May 23rd at Marina Bay Sands.
YouTube stars and viral sensations, Marquese Scott and Tummy Talk will also add to the already outstanding bill of performances by Aerosmith, CeeLo Green, PSY, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Blu, Blush and Eric Benet at the Social Star Awards.
The spotlight will be on Marina Bay Sands at 7.30pm, Thursday 23 May, when this international list of stars, local celebrities and socialites walk the red carpet at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre porte cochere before heading to the Mastercard® Theatres at Marina Bay Sands for the Social Star Awards. Members of the public would get an exclusive opportunity to seetheir favourite stars up close as they make their way to the awards venue. Sabrina Ault, owner and creative director of Pangaea is also delighted to take prime position on the red carpet and be the host of the most glamorous red carpet ever to feature in Singapore.
Following the Social Star Awards, critically acclaimed DJ, Seb Fontaine, will keep the party going late into the night with an eclectic set of house music at two exclusive parties held at Pangaea located at the subterranean level of the North Crystal Pavilion at the Shoppes and the Sands SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands for the “Connected” and the Super VIP ticket holders respectively.
The celebration continues throughout the weekend with two nights of concerts at The Meadows, Gardens by the Bay. CeeLo Green, PSY, Carly Rae Jepsen and Blush take to the stage against the dazzling backdrop of the Singapore city skyline on Friday 24 May. On 25 May, America’s greatest rock band, Aerosmith will provide a fitting finale to these three amazing days that will surely go down as a historic moment in social media and music greatness.
Joint CEOs of Starcount, Drew Thomson and Paul Morrison, commented, “We are in the final stages of pre-production of the inaugural Social Star Awards. Expect the unexpected! All Singaporeans can enjoy this celebration, not just with us, but also with all the stars who are descending on Singapore. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to party like a rock star.’
In short, if it’s massive in social, it’s part of this exclusive global awards event.
The stars are aligning in Singapore. Get ready for the showbiz glamour, fix up and look sharp, prepare to be entertained by the stars but most importantly be proud that Singapore yet again attracts a world first.
The stars are coming to party at Marina Bay Sands – are you?
Social Star Awards | Marina Bay Sands | Thursday May 23rd |
Featuring full live performances from: Aerosmith, CeeLo Green, Carly Rae Jepsen, Psy, Sky Blu & Blush.
Tickets begin from $108 and information on exclusive hospitality packages available from www.starcount.com/tickets
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Singapore Social Concerts | The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
Friday 24th May: CeeLo Green, Carly Rae Jepsen, Psy & Blush
Saturday 25th May: Aerosmith + special guests
Tickets and information on exclusive hospitality packages available from www.starcount.com/tickets
The Social Star Awards and parts of the Singapore Social Concerts will be streamed live around the world by our global partner YouTube. www.youtube.com/starcount