The first ever Youth Rock Awards took place at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood this past week, recognizing top young artists (under 25) in dance, music, TV, and film. This year’s nominees included celebrities from some of the hottest TV shows and networks including Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Disney and Nickelodean; and music artists from Justin Bieber to Chris Brown. The awards was partnered with My Life My Power which was the official charity of the event.
My Life My Power is a non-profit anti-bullying charity that was started in 2010 by Daniel Puder, an undefeated Mixed Martial Arts Fighter (MMA) and WWE’s $1,000,000 Tough Enough Champion. The charity brings together kids nationwide with celebrities, athletes, and musicians, to urge teens and young adults to stand up against bullying and other serious issues including drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, teen pregnancy, eating disorders, physical and sexual abuse, and many others. Catergories for awards include: Rockin’ Actor/Actress (TV & Film), Rockin’ Sidekick, Rockin’ Ensemble Cast, Rockin’ New Artist, Rockin’ Breakout Duo or Group, Rockin’ Music Video, Rockin’ Artist of the Year, and Rockin’ Dance Group, to name a few.
The night featured live performances by musical and dance acts. It was no surprise when teen heartthrobs Booboo Stewart (Twilight) took home Rockin’ Sidekick and Justin Bieber nabbed Rockin’ Artist of the Year. Check out the full list of winners! To see our photos of from the red carpet and awards show, remember to ‘Like’ us on Facebook.