Justin Bieber used to hold the record for most dislikes of a YouTube video, until Rebecca Black uploaded her auto-tune boundary pushing single Friday. Lady Gaga is the most popular person in the Universe (or on Twitter, commanding just under 17 million followers - the same number as the population of Chile). Before this week, Rihanna had no such impressive accolades. But now she’s been revealed as the most liked person of 2011 on Facebook.
It’s that time of the year where everyone starts making lists. Worst of… lists, Best of… lists, Christmas lists – it’s a global effort of organising an entire year into Top 10s. For instance, according to the year’s most Googled celebrities, Kim Kardashian won 2011.
But back to Rihanna. She beat Bob Marley and Avril Lavigne, who took second and third place in Facebook’s most liked celebrities of 2011. Lady Gaga managed a measly seventh.
However, none of the above managed to feature in the most 2012 calendars sold's Top 3. While JLS and One Direction took the top two places, Justin Bieber only came in at number four. Who could this pop colossus at number three possibly be? Handsome and hunky enough to dislodge the almighty Bieber?
“Release the Devil Woman in you and pin Cliff to your wall for the next 366 days," reads the Cliff 2012 calendar’s sales pitch. The 366 days is because of next year being a leaping one. Devil Woman is a famous Cliff Richard song.
All your favourite Cliff Richard poses are there: Cliff straddling a motorcycle, Cliff singing in the shower, Cliff swimming with dolphins. Occasionally, he has his top off. Such range is why Cliff has sold 1.5 million copies of his calendars over the years. For a comparison, Kylie Minogue – the top female seller – has only managed 750,000.
And finally, if you’re still struggling to find a Christmas present for the person who has everything, R. Kelly will be organising a “Love Letter” cruise for his fans next year.
He’ll perform live and also provide “delicious cuisines, massages and a stepping class.” An-R-Kelly-massage-sounds-worrying aside, there is no word yet on whether he’ll speak entirely in the form of song for the duration of the trip, a la his innovative Trapped in the Closet project.