With the 2012 Summer Olympics in London around the corner, we figured it was about time that pop music had a similar competition. So, four of our great pop-producing countries—the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and South Korea—will be squaring off on Popdust over the next two weeks in the first-ever Pop Olympics. Before our Games officially begin, though, we need your help deciding which artists will represent their respective countries.
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Below, you’ll find the four artists–Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Drake, and Nickelback–who are competing for the right to represent Canada in the Pop Olympics. Only one can win, however. Vote for your favorite, and remember, YOU CAN VOTE AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT. Voting ends at midnight on Sunday, July 29.
And when you’re done, please help decide the representatives from the U.S., Great Britain, and South Korea, too.
An 18-year-old with enough cool to send chills through a pot of fondue. JUSTIN BIEBER
has rapidly taken over the pop landscape in three short years thanks to both his God-given talent (drumming at 2!) and prolific social media regimen (hashtag swag
). The excessive athleticism and ability to charm every opponent in his path doesn’t hurt either.
A former child actor turned most valuable player on Lil Wayne’s Young Money team, DRAKE
is responsible for creating a cultural phenomenon all thanks to a simple acronym. In the last year Drizzy has proven his musical versatility and status as a dynamic live performer, whether his pre-game rituals include shameless calls to old girlfriends or gym shoot-arounds sans Kobe.
British Columbia’s own CARLY RAE JEPSEN
comes with the all-powerful Bieber endorsement, but it’s her pitch-perfect pop sensibilities that put her in the best position to break ahead of the pack, leaving all other summer anthems in her dust. Because have you stopped singing “Call Me Maybe” yet? We didn’t think so.
Making Alberta rock since 1995, NICKELBACK
has been responsible for more than one karaoke power ballad and fight song, and continues to be a worthy topic of conversation for even the most curmudgeonly of professional sports fans.