If you're an American and over 18 and able to leave the house, you should, at some point today, find yourself inside a voting booth where you'll be choosing the people who get to lead America for the next couple years. That's very important, but it's not really that fun. Which is why we've put together the "Pop Star Elections," something that's not important at all but is tons of fun (hopefully). Now, before you enter the virtual voting booth below and select a president, vice president, Senate and House of Representatives of pop, you should know that none of this actually means anything. None of these people will actually lead anything, except, of course, our hearts.
Start voting now. Polls close at 10 p.m. EST.
We chose these five presidential candidates based on their fame and success. They're among the biggest pop stars in the world, they've sold tons of albums, and they have tons of fans. But who should lead the United States of Pop? On the ballot: Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Taylor Swift.
Click below to vote for vice-president, the Senate and the House of Representatives!
These candidates are less established than those up for president, but in a few years they could totally find their way into the Oval Office of pop. But who should spend the next couple of years doing whatever it is that the vice president of pop would do? On the ballot: Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus.
The U.S. Senate is the old guard of Congress. They're more seasoned, more important and more famous than their colleagues in the House. They're also more dysfunctional. On the ballot: Maroon 5, Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars and My Chemical Romance.
House of Representatives
Like the vice presidential candidates, the bands up for election in the House are not on the same level as those above them. They're up-and-comers who could one day find themselves in the Senate and, if they're lucky, even make their way to the presidency. On the ballot: Jonas Brothers, Semi Precious Weapons, All-American Rejects and Tokio Hotel.