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Alexander Rybak is shortlisted for the Social Star Award!

Link to the source.  Found by Ulli C.

Overview prepared by Hilde M.


Alexander is Norway’s hottest star on social media

Today he was shortlisted for Norway  Social Star Awards by Starcount.


Starcount is a company that count and chart the performances of public profiles on social networks.

The Social Star Awards will be held online on Youtube 23 May, 2013.


Alexander is Nr. 4 on the today’s Chart for Norway, just pushed down one place by A-ha due to their short revival at the Bilboard show.

He is Nr. 17 on the All-time Folk Chart, worldwide.

On the total Global Chart, he has increased his ranking from about Nr. 11 000 in December 2012 up to Nr. 5789 today.

With a total of 59,537 Twitter followers, 577,899 Facebook fans and 37,957,370 YouTube views.

Today Alexander Rybak gained 222 Twitter followers, gained 434 Facebook fans and gained 59,723 YouTube views.

Article: “Read this, Sweden: Rybak is still the biggest”. May 27th 2012

Article published on www.vg.no 27.05.2012

Text: Tommy Brakstad. Photo: Scanpix

Link to original article here:  

Found by Vigdis Nor. Translation by Marianne Saietz

Photo: Meeting of masters. Lorine Zineb Noka Talhaoui – better known as Loreen – and Alexander Rybak, visited the party of the Swedish embassys at Villa Petrolea in Baku on tuesday.

Read this Sweden: Rybak is still the biggest!

Loreen got more 12-points but Alexander Rybak still has the highest scores of all time.

“Euphoria” made Eurovision-record of number of 12-points with 18 of 41 possible and won with 372 points in total. When Rybak won Eurovision in 2009 with his “Fairytale”, he got 387 points alltogether. 16 of those were 12-points.

” Wow, that was close. Do not try to run away from me again, my high-score “, Rybak writes on Facebook, sunday. Nevertheless, he  praises Loreen and describes her stage-show as the most original of all times.

Continue reading Article: “Read this, Sweden: Rybak is still the biggest”. May 27th 2012

Article: Rybak is super-popular at Facebook – Amta.no April 3rd 2012.

Article published on www.amta.no 3.4.2012. Link to original article: http://www.amta.no/kultur/article5998783.ece

Found by Ellen NL. Translation by Marianne Saietz.

Alexander Rybak is one of the most popular in the country at Facebook.  A new list ranks the largest Facebook-pages in the country. At the top, Opera Browser reigns with more than one million followers. The metal-band Dimmu Borgir is number two with nearly 800.000 followers.

The digital advertising-company Nodes Agency,  has made an overview of all large norwegian Facebook-pages which shows, which ones are the largest and which ones have the highest increase on a daily and weekly basis.

“The list shows clearly, that more and more companies, organizations and celebrities use Facebook-pages as tool of communication” – tells Daniel Bæk from Nodes, who has published the lists.

Alexander Rybak is number 7 on the list with 402.121 followers.

The ten largest:

1. Opera Browser: Number of fans: 1.099.261

2. Dimmu Borgir: Number of fans: 790.293

3. Zedge: Number of fans: 620.361

4. OnePiece Jump In: Number of fans: 561.032

5. Immortal: Number of fans: 506.315

6. Röyksopp: Number of fans: 426.029

7.Alexander Rybak: Number of fans: 403.657

8. Jeg har ingen venner å miste: Number of fans: 342.286

9. The Voice Number of fans: 313.086

10. Madcon Number of fans: 307.396

Alexander Rybak’s interview about social media to the paper issue of Dagens Næringliv 16.08.11

Journalist : Halvor Ripegutu
Photo: Marius Beck Dahle

Found and translated by Tessa La

Also available in: Russian (русский), Greek (ελληνικά)

The network has become one of the largest advertising channel for musicians. Rybak has nearly 300,000 fans on Facebook.

It is easy to be a megalomaniac, but I try to limit what I write there”, says Rybak. With nearly 300,000 fans on Facebook, he is the single Norwegian musician with the most followers on Facebook. Only three groups, The black metal bands Dimmu Borgir and Immortal, and the electronica duo Röyksopp, have more supporters among Norwegian music artists on the world’s largest online community.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s interview about social media to the paper issue of Dagens Næringliv 16.08.11

Rybak on the Facebook-top. Article in Sa.no, July 22nd, 2011

Written by Stian Grythaugen. Photo by Vidar Ruud, ANB. Published 22.7.2011 on www.sa.no.

Link to original article: http://www.sa.no/lokale_nyheter/article5677767.ece

Translated by Marianne Saietz

Alexander Rybak is one of the Grand-Prix-circus´ biggest stars on Facebook.

That shows,  from a ranking, made by the official pages of Eurovision Song Contest.  The webpage has looked at, how popular, previous Grand Prix-participants are on Facebook and ranked them, from the highest number of Facebook-fans and down.  In the final list of 25 names, Alexander Rybak is the only norwegian feature. The 25-year-old, who set a crushing score-record, when he won the international final in Moscow in 2009, ends up on place number 13.

That means, that the «Fairytale»-artist, drops two places on the list from last years ranking.  Alexander Rybak has, at the moment,  276.424 fans on Facebook. Continue reading Rybak on the Facebook-top. Article in Sa.no, July 22nd, 2011

Meet & Greet in Tønsberg in VG, 31.7.2010

(Translation to English and photos by Tessa La)

Stole a kiss from the hero!

Alexander Rybak hugged his Facebook fans for two hours yesterday. However, only Victoria A. stole a kiss from the hero. Victoria A. was one of about 100 women and a man from 20 countries, who via the Facebook site of Rybak fans had gathered in the city to watch the hero play last night.

Victoria had travelled the longest of them all, from Canada. And when Rybak entirely surprising invited all participants of “Rybak Facebook-tour” to a Meet & Greet at the Klubben Hotel before the concert, Victoria knew what she wanted. A kiss from the hero. With a fan to keep her head clear, she leaned forward and gave Alexander a kiss on the tip of his nose when it was her turn in the two hour-long hugging queue. Continue reading Meet & Greet in Tønsberg in VG, 31.7.2010

100.000 members on Alexander’s page!

Aquarelle painting by Ingegerd Claesson

Since 22 July 2010, 13.52 CET, the official Facebook page of Alex has over 100.000 members!

Of course the actual popularity of Alex is much bigger, as the other pages about him on Facebook make a total of about half a million members. Still, this is a remarkable moment for all of us, who met each other on this page and became friends (hence the name “Facebookies”).