Twitter is ablaze with the hashtag #MTVHottest, as millions of fans are voting for their favorite music icon, and everyone will find out who is the hottest act of the summer on August 30, 2014. People show their support for their favorite band or singer by tweeting the hashtag followed by their idol’s name for this years hottest. The standings as of July 25, 2014 are as follows, and if fans are disappointed that their favorite did not make the top 10, then they should hit social media and vote.
One Direction is currently in the lead with a staggering 25 million plus votes. Directioneers are out in force and are fiercely loyal to this boy band. Feeds on social media are littered with votes and promises of the band or its members willing to follow anyone who votes. It is unfortunate but these promises mostly come from those trying to boost their status by luring in the star struck teens.
Justin Beiber is holding strong in second place with 20 million plus votes, showing the world that the Beliebers are still standing behind their pop icon. The race for summer’s hottest on MTV is going to be close, as voting goes on for nearly another month and fans will be fighting to get their favorite on top. Beiber fans are going to have to step up as they are nearly six million votes behind One Direction.
5 Seconds of Summer comes in at number three with five and a half million votes so far, and while this Australian boy band may not have been around for as long as some of the others, they are beating out some of the more established artists. The band formed in 2011 but did not receive world-wide recognition until they went on tour with One Direction, followed by the release of their first world-wide single in 2014.
Lady Gaga holds a respectable fourth place with just over five million votes and holding close to 5 Seconds of Summer. The pop icon has amassed a very loyal fan base since her arrival in the music industry. The little monsters will have to keep up the voting, to keep the one of a kind songstress in the top 10, as third, fourth and fifth place are not separated by much.
Demi Lovato is coming up strong and nearing the five million mark as she tours the country spreading her message of love, and actively campaigning for marriage equality. This main stream pop diva was an extremely popular judge on American Idol, and is back to music full-time, and the fans are loving it.
Rihanna and her navy are holding at just under four million votes, which leads one to wonder, where are the millions of followers that are as dedicated a fan base as any of the boy bands? They are probably just waiting for her tour to kick off at the beginning of next month, and are busy trying to get their hands on these coveted tickets.
Taylor Swift is less than 5,000 votes behind sixth place Rihanna, and the all American songstress seems to be continually at the fore front of social media chatter. Whether it is her friendship with Selena Gomez, her latest beau or most current break up song, she is sure to stay in the top 10.
Lana Del Ray is seventh in the poll and right on Swifts heels with just under four million votes. She is surely getting votes from music fans as well as fans of Maleficent where she has a hit song from the movie.
30 Seconds to Mars takes the number nine spot with just under three million votes. The band has been around since 1998, and their lead is not only a banging singer, but a movie star in his own right. Jared Leto is certainly not hurting the band’s chance of moving up in the polls. The fact that they are out there on tour will keep the fans heading to social media to cast their vote for the summers hottest on MTV.
Nicki Minaj rounds out the top ten with a surprising two million plus votes. The rapper recently set Twitter a fire with a tease about her new cover photo for Anaconda, and asked fans to vote to get to the prize. The pay off was a super sexy picture of Minaj, bare bottomed and seductively looking over her shoulder from the squat position, fans must be too busy looking at the photo to vote.
The MTV list of the hottest summer acts goes on with Arianna Grande, Iggy Azelea, and Katy Perry, and it is anyone’s guess who will be on top by the end of August. The polls will be blacked out August 27, 2014 when voting ends, until the announcement of the winner August 30, 2014 where the hottest artist as voted for on Twitter will be revealed.
By Kristi Cereska