LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video, and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop-culture, and owner of PodcastOne, Slacker Radio, and React Presents, announced today the winners of the inaugural exclusively sponsored by Hyundai “LiveXLive Presents: The Lockdown Awards” held on December 11, 2020 (8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific). With fan-favorite categories ranging from Quarantine Ditty featuring winner Charlie Puth to DJ D-Nice being awarded the MVP Award for Innovation and Creativity. Almost 2 million voted for their favorite moment, concert, and unexpected collaboration during the quarantine.
Hosted by Trey Songz, presenters included Busta Rhymes, Meg Donnelly, Loren Gray, Tori Kelly, Kiiara, and Alex Rose. The pre-show began at 4:30 pm PT/ 7:30 pm ET started off announcing 2 awards of the inaugural event. The Lockdown Awards were broken down into 15 categories announced throughout the show, including Ally Brooke, Avenue Beat, Wiz Khalifa, Lauv and Conan Gray, Icona Pop, and SOFI TUKKER, Joss Stone, Johnny Orlando, and Monsta X.
LiveXLive breaks over 100 million livestreams years to date, including tonight’s inaugural event.
“The inaugural Lockdown Awards is in the books! This was an evening celebrating artists, fans, and the enduring power of music. We look forward to another year of innovative, creative expression and the continued growth of this vibrant digital landscape,” stated Garrett English, Chief Creative Officer, LiveXLive.
Winners were determined by fans voting on LiveXLive at livexlive.com/TheLockdownAwards and Twitter submissions starting October 6, 2020.
Winners for each category are as follows:
1. A Quarantine Ditty: Favorite Quarantine Song
Charlie Puth – Untitled Quarantine Song
2. All the Feels: Favorite Song for the Soul
Restless Road & Kane Brown – Take Me Home, Pandora Live
3. Digital Chemistry: Favorite Duet
Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes – What A Wonderful World, Global Citizen One World: Together At Home
4. Musicians Not Playing Music
Cardi B – DIY Hair Mask
5. I Heart that Song: Favorite Cover
Machine Gun Kelly & Travis Barker – Misery Business
6. Mind = Blown: Favorite Use of Tech
Katy Perry – Tomorrowland Around the World
7. No Stage, No Problem: Favorite Outdoor Performance
Andrea Bocelli – Amazing Grace, Music for Hope
8. Room with a View: Favorite Creative Direction
Keith Urban – Higher Love, Global Citizen One World: Together At Home
9. Sights & Sounds: Most Like a Music Video
24kGoldn with Yungblud – City of Angels, The Yungblud Show
10. Stronger Together: Favorite Group / All-Star Performance
Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, John Legend, Lady Gaga, & Lang Lang – The Prayer, Global Citizen One World: Together At Home
11. The Best Fest: Favorite Virtual Festival
12. The New New: Favorite New Music Series
Timbaland & Swizz Beatz – Verzuz
13. The Room Where It Happens: Favorite Home Performance
Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff – Brand New Funk
14. Way-Off Broadway: Favorite Musical Reunion
Pitch Perfect Cast / The Barden Bellas – Love on Top, Universal Pictures
15. Zoom Tune: Zoom Performance
SuperM – With You, Global Citizen One World: Together At Home
16. Favorite Quaranteam
DJ D-Nice was awarded, in a special category – The Lockdown MVP Award – for his live performances throughout the pandemic on Instagram drawing hundreds of thousands of viewers, including celebrities like Oprah, Michelle Obama, political candidates, and social influencers for evenings of dance, dialogue, and community.
YouTube partnered with LiveXLive to distribute and promote the show across multiple YouTube channels, including youtube.com/live and product promotion for artists via search and social.
LiveXLive has become a go-to platform for livestreaming events that combine music with the pop culture of podcasting, sports, arts, fashion, culinary, and comedy. So far in the calendar year 2020, LiveXLive content has been viewed over 95 million times. From emerging to established artists, LiveXLive has streamed various artists and celebrities in 2020 alone, including Billie Eilish, Kygo, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Chris Rock, Idina Menzel, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Buffett, OneRepublic, Zac Brown, Sofi Tukker, and Darius Rucker.