NEW YORK, (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Upon their return from Spring Break, thousands of college students at four universities across the nation have something to really smile about. As the grand prize winners of the Crest Whitestrips' Smile State Tour — a semester-long contest hosted on Facebook.com — each college campus will receive a FREE exclusive visit and performance from Island Def Jam's newest sensation, Young Love. Singer/Songwriter Young Love, as seen on MTV, will be making exclusive performances at the winning universities including North Carolina State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Cincinnati and UC Santa Barbara.
This program is the first of its kind for Crest Whitestrips; one specifically designed for college students. Students were simply prompted to sign up as members of Smile State, the new Crest Whitestrips-sponsored page on Facebook since August 2006 in the hopes of winning the grand prize for their school — a concert by an up-and-coming Island Def Jam artist. At the close of the second semester, the four schools with the largest Smile State membership were announced as the winners of a concert by the dance-pop talent, Young Love.
Young Love was pegged as the perfect act to perform for the four winning Smile State schools, as he is largely favored by the college crowd. His debut album on Island Records, "Too Young to Fight It," is already making waves, being called "the kind of pop that we've been missing," by Billboard magazine.
The on-campus concerts will conclude a full day of free activities, including trivia games, karaoke challenges, dance competitions, prizes and more-all as part of the Smile State Tour grand prize. As an added bonus, all students in attendance will get the chance to meet Young Love following his performance.
The Smile State Tour will kick off at North Carolina State University on April 10, followed by concerts at the University of Pittsburgh on April 12, the University of Cincinnati on April 18, and a final concert at the University of California at Santa Barbara on April 26. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers