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RoomieOfficial reveals why he’s taking a break from YouTube

Published: 12/Jun/2020 1:05

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTube singer Joel ‘RoomieOfficial’ Berghult announced he is stepping back from uploading content during his June 11 upload. The Swedish star explained that he’d become exhausted.

The Swedish creator exploded in popularity in 2014 when he uploaded his iconic ‘One Guy, 14 voices’ video. The singer is also a close friend of Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, and collaborated with the star on his 2019 T-Series diss track ‘Congratulations.’

However, despite reaching six million subscribers this year, the Swede is taking a break from uploads. In a statement on June 11, the 32-year old revealed to his viewers that he will be taking a temporary hiatus from the platform.

Instagram: @roomieofficial
Roomie is one of the most popular singer song-writers on YouTube.

Roomie announces break from YouTube

The singer opened up his latest video by revealing how his current work schedule had started to become repetitive. He then explained how his uploads began to interfere with him tackling bigger projects which are fulfilling.

“I’ve been really tired. It’s been very hard to do the daily thing and keep everything up, because I feel like I’ve been doing the same thing over and over. I couldn’t throw in the smaller bigger projects that made me excited,” he said.

Roomie followed up by saying that fans on his subreddit had encouraged him to step back, which he realized was the right course of action for him. “The only thing that makes sense is for me to take a break. This is my last video I’m going to be posting in a while. I don’t know how long it’s going to be,” he continued.

Since January, the singer had created over 157 videos. The Swede also announced that he will no longer be doing daily videos, but rather will limit himself to five a week when he returns.

The YouTuber ended his video apologizing to fans, and exclaimed that his goal is to make better content. “I’m sorry I’m going to be gone for a little bit. I hope you guys get why I need to take the break. It’s been really stressful. I hope you know I’m doing this because I want to make better content,” he said.

YouTube: PewDiePie
The Swedish singer collaborated with his friend PewDiePie in his 2019 music video.

Roomie has made a name for himself on YouTube with his original music and singing videos. He’s also found major success with his commentary critiques, where he gives his take on popular songs and artists.

The creator has been making daily content for months on end, making the hiatus understandable. The star is not alone, as his friend PewDiePie also took an extended break at the beginning of 2019, citing a need to reset.


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

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


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!