Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Eminem & Rihanna: The Top 10 Most Popular Ice Bucket Challenges
Also: Dave Grohl, Selena Gomez, Dr. Dre, Carrie Underwood, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake
Since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge started in July, too many celebrities to count have participated. In all, the viral sensation helped raise more than $100 million to help fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease.
Over the roughly month-long span where the Ice Bucket Challenge swept the Internet, stars participated in not only raising awareness for the noble cause but getting an added oomph of attention out of it, boosting their social numbers with sometimes pretty out-there attempts of putting a new spin on dumping a nearly frozen tub of water over their heads. As such, there were winners and losers in it all. While some notables like Icona Pop (who got a relatively modest 10,223 Facebook likes on their video), G-Unit (27,337 YouTube views) and Linkin Park (29,560 Instagram likes) might have been better off just donating the money, a number of musicians saw some massive returns on their videos.
Having sifted through Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, weighing figures across platforms, here are music's top 10 most popular ASL Ice Bucket Challenges:
Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
Justin Timberlake was one of the first stars to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, so he deserves extra points for being an early adopter. Otherwise, he enjoyed attention across platforms with his video that includes the Tennessee Kids, receiving nearly 245,000 likes on Instagram, 33,642 likes on Facebook, and more than 3 million views across a number of YouTube channels.
Eminem & Rihanna
Along with actress Jaime King, Taylor Swift made a splash with her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Aside from donating $100 for each person in the video, she pulled in some impressive views with it: 300,000 Facebook likes, more than 1 million likes on two Instagram videos posted from it, and more than 1.5 million views on different YouTube channels.