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Logic joins Twitch after striking seven-figure streaming deal

Published: 20/Jul/2020 16:46

by Jacob Hale

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Popular rapper ‘Logic’ has signed an exclusive streaming deal with Twitch, just days after announcing his impending retirement from music.

Logic, real name Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, has released five studio albums to-date, but announced on July 16 that he would be retiring from music after the release of forthcoming project ‘No Pressure,’ which is slated for release on July 24.

While fans were shocked by the announcement, including many top content creators, it doesn’t seem as though Logic will be disappearing entirely, as he takes on the world of livestreaming as opposed to studio and festivals.

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Logic has been gearing up for the release of album No Pressure, as well as earning himself some money by signing a streaming deal with Twitch.

Although in his initial announcement Tweet, Logic suggested that now it is “time to be a great father,” it’s become clear that this isn’t him leaving the spotlight for good, but instead taking his talents to Twitch, where he has allegedly penned a seven-figure deal.

While many celebrities have taken to livestreaming, not many have signed exclusive deals that compare to — and even outweigh — some of the deals being signed by top streamers, but Logic is looking to bridge that gap.

In an exclusive interview with The Verge, Logic explained how and why he came to make the decision.

“I’m not this rapper guy, man,” he said. “I’m just a nerd. I love video games. I’m blessed enough to have millions of fans and followers. So it is a great partnership.”

He then revealed that the deal itself is worth seven figures — though no exact number is specified, a minimum of $1 million isn’t too shabby for someone that hasn’t made their name as a streamer.

Logic backstage at a concert
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Logic is leaving the live stage to take on the world of livestreaming on Twitch.

The rapper is no stranger to the streaming world, having been an active user on Twitch “since 2015 or 2016,” as well as having affiliations with the likes of FaZe Clan in the past.

In Logic’s first official Twitch livestream as an exclusive partner, he will be premiering No Pressure ahead of its July 24 release.

Logic is scheduled to go live for the first time at 5 PM PST (8 PM EST / 1 AM BST) on Tuesday, July 21, giving his most devoted fans on Twitch an exclusive early look at what’s to come.

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!