Er — Is it safe to say that Miley Cyrus is not a Rebecca Black fan?
The controversial teen pop star spoke to The Daily Telegraph ahead of her upcoming tour in Australia, starting this June, and she doesn’t speak highly of musical artists who find stardom after first finding a fanbase on YouTube.
The Boy Wonder who landed a recording contract based on the rousing reception of his YouTube.com videos has once again made history on the video-sharing website. On Monday, the video promo for Justin Bieber’s Ludacris-assisted 2010 single “Baby” toppled Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” to become the most-watched video in YouTube’s five year history.
The video has logged a whopping 500.4 million views, compared with “Bad Romance’s” 362 million. Of course that doesn’t mean everyone is doing back flips for “Baby.” In fact, the vid is even more hated than Rebecca Black’s viral nightmare, “Friday.” “Baby” scored 1.1 million “dislikes” to 578,000 “likes” from YouTubians expressing their opinion with simple thumbs-up or thumbs-down rankings.
It’s time to kick the Stanism into overdrive, Beliebers and Little Monsters.
“Slim Shady” rapper Eminem has joined pop sensations Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga as one of the only three artists whose videos have clocked 1 billion views on YouTube. In fact, it’s been a Wonderful Week in the World of Social Network for the multiplatinum-selling Grammy winner, who has officially surpassed Gaga as the most popular living Facebooker.
You’ve heard of celebrities pocketing fistfuls of cash to pitch products under the guise of thinly-veiled Tweets to fans, and in a similarly-deal that an eerie sign of these techy times, video sharing hub YouTube.com has purportedly offered the Kids of Hollywood a similarly sweetened pot for their online dalliances.