TikTok taking over the People’s Choice Awards

Melanie Higgins, Entertainment Writer

 It is almost that time of the year again for the 2020 People’s Choice Awards. Voting for the PCA started earlier this week on Oct. 1 and will continue until Oct. 23. E! News announced the newly added categories which include the New Artist of 2020, Soundtrack Song of 2020 and Collaboration Song of 2020. Not only are there some new categories, but there are also new faces you will be seeing this year: TikTok stars.

The fairly new app TikTok has blown up to be the number one entertainment app in the Apple App Store. The creators on the app have had a quick rise to fame with the number one creator having nearly 91 million followers. The 16-year-old Charli D’Amelio is one of the youngest to ever be nominated for the Social Star of 2020. This would not be D’Amelio’s first time breaking a record. The TikTok star has broken a Guinness Book World Record for the most followers on the TikTok app. The D’Amelio’s never anticipated TikTok becoming their entire life and soon after joining, it changed everything. In only one year, D’Amelio and her sister Dixie D’Amelio have created their own makeup line in a collaboration with the well-known makeup brand Morphe. The girls have also had a collaboration with Coastal Craze and released their very own sets of nail polish. Charli’s biggest collaboration so far has been with the coffee company Dunkin’ Donuts. The company released her very own drink called “The Charli” which is a cold brew with whole milk and caramel. The D’Amelio sisters are nominated alongside their good friend Addison Rae, another TikTok celebrity.

Since Addison joined TikTok, she has become bestfriends with the Kardashian clan. Rae posted a video on her Youtube channel about her day hanging out with Kourtney Kardashian. This video captured their morning routine together, starting off with a workout after a swim in Kourtney’s pool.

During Rae’s rise to fame, she has also started her own makeup company called Item Beauty. Addison’s whole brand revolves around being positive and spreading love. Her slogan for Item Beauty is “I love you, say it back.” Rae first got started on TikTok while she was attending college at Louisiana State University as a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism major. After her career taking off, Rae decided to drop out of LSU to pursue her social media career.

The other nominees for the Social Star category include Emma Chamberlain, JoJo Siwa, Liza Koshy, Loren Gray and the 2019 winner David Dobrik. Each influencer dabbles in Youtube and TikTok, so it will be interesting to see which social star will take home the award. The Award show takes place on Nov. 15 at 9 p.m.