Village People to Perform at STREAMY AWARDS with Original Lead Singer Victor Willis
Dick Clark productions and Tubefilter announced today that iconic 70's disco group, Village People, will close out the night with a medley of their most beloved songs at the 7th Annual Streamy Awards. This will mark the first time that group founder and original lead singer and writer Victor Willis will perform with the group since the mid-1980s! Willis, whose powerful voice is synonymous with all the Village People hits, revamped the group lineup this year, including the addition of an Asian-American for the first time in the group's history. The 2017 Streamy Awards will take place at the iconic Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, September 26 at 9:30PM ET / 6:30PM PT and stream LIVE on Twitter.
"It's hard to believe that it's been 40 years since I recorded the first Village People album. So we look forward to our performance on the Streamys, carried live via Twitter, with a new generation of fans highly driven by social media platforms," said Victor Willis.
Additionally, fan voting for the two Audience Choice categories - Creator of the Year and Show of the Year - is now open. Fans can vote once per day per category by tweeting out a nominee's specific hashtag. Voting for both categories will close at 7PM PT on Tuesday, September 26, which is 30 minutes into the live stream of the 7th Annual Streamy Awards. Fans should be sure to only include one of the below hashtags per voting tweet!
Creator of the Year:
Cameron Dallas - #CameronForStreamys
Casey Neistat - #CaseyForStreamys
David Dobrik - #DavidForStreamys
Dolan Twins - #DolanForStreamys
Jake Paul - #JakeForStreamys
Jenna Marbles - #JennaForStreamys
Lilly Singh - #LillyForStreamys
Liza Koshy - #LizaForStreamys
Logan Paul - #LoganForStreamys
Shane Dawson - #ShaneForStreamys
Show of the Year:
Good Mythical Morning - #GMMForStreamys
Kian & JC - #KianJCForStreamys
The King of Random - #TKORForStreamys
The Philip DeFranco Show - #DeFrancoShowForStreamys
REACT - #REACTForStreamys
Rooster Teeth - #RoosterTeethForStreamys
Sugar Pine 7 - #SP7ForStreamys
The Try Guys - #TryGuysForStreamys
UNHhhh - #UNHhhhForStreamys
The Young Turks - #TYTForStreamys
Village People is one of the most iconic music groups in the world. For 40 years, the music of Village People has put a smile on the faces of fans all around the world. Their hits have become part of the international songbook and heard across the globe in numerous television commercials and motion pictures. . In fact, Y.M.C.A. (along with its dance) is features at almost every party, wedding, bar mitzvah, and sporting event.
With hits like San Francisco/In Hollywood, Macho Man, YMCA, In the Navy, and Go West, the group sold more than 100 million records worldwide and earned many awards including the American Music Award-Favorite Musical Group 1979. Village People were featured on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Village People is: Victor Willis (Cop/Admiral), Angel Morales (Native American), James Kwong (Construction Worker), Chad Freeman (Cowboy), Sonny Earl (G.I.), and Jeffrey Lippold (Leatherman).
The nominees of the 7th Annual Streamy Awards were announced last month. Youtube personality and filmmaker Casey Neistat and go90's original series Mr. Student Body President led with six nominations each. DeStorm Power's independent drama series Caught, actor, comedian and author Lilly Singh, and Steven Suptic's breakout show Sugar Pine 7 garnered four nominations each.
Winners of the Streamy Awards will be determined by the Streamys Blue Ribbon Panel, a judging body of creators, executives, and other experts in the online video industry. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite nominees in the two Audience Choice categories - Creator of the Year and Show of the Year - leading up to the live show on September 26.