Three internet icons — and Pitbull — will receive a brand new kind of award just before the upcoming fourth annual Streamy Awards. Appropriately called the Streamys ICON Awards, they will go to Tyler Oakley, Pitbull, Michelle Phan, and Shay Carl on September 5, the Friday night before the main awards ceremony.
These ICON Awards will recognize Oakley, Pitbull, Phan, and Carl in the categories of activism, convergence, inspiration, and entrepreneurship, respectively. For example, Oakley’s award comes from his work in the LGBTQ community through his anti-bullying campaign, “It Gets Better,” and fundraising for The Trevor Project.
The Streamys ICON Awards Presented by Samsung will also include a musical performance by Us the Duo, who gained popularity through their six-second cover songs on Vine. They’ve had a deal with Republic Records since March 2014.
The actual Streamys will kick off Sunday, September 7 at 7:30pm PT in Beverly Hills. The live-streamed event, hosted by YouTube stars Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart, will be available in real time on www.streamys.org.