What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news.
This list could not be simpler. Basically, of all the 250,000,000 people indexed in PeekYou‘s database, these are the 10 pop musicians (or, indeed, active musicians of any description) with the highest PeekScores.
Who would you have expected to see higher? Who are you surprised to see so high? What musicians do you follow on Twitter, or “like” on Facebook? Let us, the good men and women of the PeekScore blog, know in the comments.
(We know that some of the commentary below is repeated from previous entries. Cut us some slack, man; not everyone reading will notice.)
||Britney Spears||Remember when all that crazy stuff happened with her and her untimely, oddly heartbreaking demise was accepted as an inevitability? Yeah, that was pretty weird. I guess it’s all okay now, though? That’s good.||10.00 / 10|
||Rihanna||We’ve got no problem with Rhianna. Her records are usually okay, and we read that she does a lot of charity work for sick kids, which is pretty swell in PeekYou’s book.||10.00 / 10|
||Taylor Swift||We’d never in a million years have predicted that Taylor Swift’s career would know such longevity, and in fact we took her limited shelf-life for granted. Looking through this list we see a few artists who are now approaching middle-age as superstars, whose enduring appeal also once to us seemed an impossibility. In other words, what the hell do we know?||10.00 / 10|
||Lady Gaga||While not as charmed as we once were, we still have no problem with good old Stefani. She remains pretty a-okay in our books.||10.00 / 10|
||Ashley Tisdale||Before compiling this list we’d never heard of Ashley Tisdale. Apparently she’s not only a huge star, she’s been one for a little while. Go figure, and good for her.||10.00/ 10|
||John Mayer||Whatever.||10.00 / 10|
||Jessica Simpson||Wasn’t she supposed to do a record with Billy Corgan, or something? Did that already happen? Did anyone care? I’m not sure that we do either, so we’ll just move on.||10.00 / 10|
||Mariah Carey||We and Mariah, of course, go back like babies and pacifiers. That goes without saying… She had a breakdown at some point too, right? Not as spectacular as Britney’s, but something went on there.||10.00 / 10|
||Sean Combs||We watched Diddy perform on American Idol, a year or so ago. He had these huge strobe lights flashing frantically throughout the performance. Watching it on high def TV, we actually became nauseated. That was oddly impressive, and subversive in its way; whether deliberate or not.||10.00 / 10|
||Chris Brown||Mr. Brown seems to be a young man with some issues, and a man who has exhibited some behaviors of which we do not approve. We’ll let the matter drop there, however, as we’re not sure we want to tangle with him. He has a tendency to respond to talk of his violent temper in rather dramatic and terrifying ways.||10.00 / 10|