LiveXLive Media announced its first Lockdown Awards for a quarantine-based award show celebrating the best music of 2020 from home. The award categories are related to lockdown and quarantine performances as a majority of live music performances are canceled or delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The leading artists with the most nominees for the Lockdown Awards are Ben Platt, Camila Cabella, Yungblud, John Legend, Cynthia Erivo, Andrea Bocelli, and Chris Martin. The Lockdown Awards nominees are being recognized for unique performances that took place in large outdoor areas or virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Lockdown Awards are focusing on acknowledging and celebrating the creative innovation in the live streaming space in our inaugural year. As we honor artists’ accomplishments, we will support NIVA and the ongoing efforts to enrich the venues that present artists. We are supporting an entertainment medium now and into the future that has been extraordinary during these challenging times.”- LiveXLive chief creative officer Garrett English
The categories include A Quarantine Ditty: Favorite Quarantine Song including Adam Sandler’s “Quarantine Song” for ‘The Tonight Show’ and Will Farrell’s rendition of “Wash Hand Medley” for #HomeFest on the ‘Late Late Show.’ Another unique award category is for Room with A View: Favorite Creative Direction with the following nominees – BBC presents Swan Lake in 27 bathtubs with performers from Corey Baker Dance, Erykah Badu for The Quarantine Concert Series: Apocalypse, and more.
This awards show will also celebrate music artists for their entertaining home videos during quarantine including Willow Smith Does Yoga, Cardi B’s DIY Face Mask, Justin Bieber Plays ‘Floor Is Lava,’ Selena Gomez + the Chef, and Miley Cyrus Hosting “BrightMinded” Talk Show. The Lockdown Awards will also celebrate the technical side of performing from home with the Mind = Blown: Favorite Use of Tech including David Guetta’s performance for ‘United At Home,’ Katy Perry for ‘Tomorrowland Around The World,’ The Weeknd for ‘TikTok Virtual Experience,” and ‘Travis Scott & Fortnite Present: Astronomical.’
The Lockdown Awards will live stream on LiveXLive.com on December 11 and you can visit the website early to cast your vote for your favorite performance.