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Kai Cenat Makes History By Breaking Viewership Record On Twitch During A Stream With Kevin Hart And Druski

Kai Cenat, Kevin Hart, and Druski linking up has made Twitch history. On June 10, 2024, the comedic trio joined together for Cenat’s stream. If you haven’t already seen any of the viral clips, one of the most talked about moments via social media was LeBron James appearing on a FaceTime call with Hart during the stream. In addition to the virality, Cenat’s stream brought in historic numbers. According to information provided to AFROTECH™, the live stream featuring Cenat, Hart, and Druski broke the Twitch North American record for viewership with 712,600 peak concurrent viewers, which is more than a 10% increase. What’s more, the stream had 4.95 million unique viewers across 11.5 hours. “The BIGGEST & BEST STREAM EVER…..@druski x @kaicenat x @kevinhart4real = comedy gold!!!!!,” Hart wrote in an Instagram post. “No scripts and no plans….Just vibing and feeding off one another….Nothing but love for these to jacka–es.” “More coming….STAY TUNED,” he added. View this post on Instagram A...

Jun 12, 2024

21-Year-Old Kai Cenat Says The Best Purchase From His Streaming Fame Was The Home He Bought For His Mom

There’s nothing better than being able to give back to your loved ones. Kai Cenat has risen as one of today’s most popular streamers. With popularity comes the perks such as being able to buy what you once couldn’t afford. In an interview on “360 With Speedy,” the 21-year-old recalled one of his most memorable purchases: buying his mom a house.

Jul 25, 2023

If Twitch Users Pay $5 To Subscribe To Kai Cenat's Streaming Per Month, Exactly How Much Does He Generate?

If you’re tapped into the streaming world, you’ve most likely heard the name Kai Cenat. As AfroTech previously told you, in February, the 21-year-old was reportedly the first Black streamer to reach 200,000 subscribers on Twitch. Additionally, he was said to be only the third person to achieve the milestone.

Jul 18, 2023

Streamer Kai Cenat Gifts $20K To The Woman Who Bought His First Laptop To Edit Videos

Pouring into children’s passions is one of the most important investments.

Jul 5, 2023

Kai Cenat Addresses Claim Suggesting He Only Pocketed $2M From Twitch Subathon While The Platform Made Nearly $15M

Kai Cenat is clearing the air on his Twitch earnings during his subscription marathon.

May 1, 2023

Twitch Streamer Kai Cenat Loses $121K Bet After 21 Savage Defeats Him In NBA 2K

Twitch streamer Kai Cenat teamed up with 21 Savage to compete in NBA 2K. 21 SAVAGE X KAI CENAT TONIGHT ON STREAM AT 8PM EST🗡 — AMP KAI (@KaiCenat) November 9, 2022

Nov 10, 2022

T-Pain Shares That Being A Twitch Streamer Has Paid Off More Than His Music In The Past Four Years

When T-Pain’s career first took off in the 2000s, he became deemed as one of the greats in the music industry. Now, the musician has been getting more of a footing in gaming. According to HipHopDX, T-Pain shared in an interview with Steve-O’s Wild Ride! podcast that in recent years his gaming career has brought in more money than music.

Jun 9, 2022

Cxmmunity To Host Second Annual HBCU Esports League With Support From T-Pain, And More

Cxmmunity is still on a mission to make esports accessible at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Black-owned non–profit spearheaded by Christopher Peay and Ryan Johnson has announced its second annual HBCU Esports League Verizon Celebrity Pro-Am. Students will compete in Uno and Fortnite alongside celebrity figures including T-Pain, Brett Gray, Mike Evans, Erin Ashley Simon, Allisha Gray, Bas, Tarik Cohen, FaZe Swagg, Sonny Digital, and more. “We want to continue elevating and raising awareness around HBCU esports programs while showing these schools and these students that there are really cool people in sports, entertainment, and music supporting the gaming space,” Johnson told AfroTech exclusively. In addition to playing alongside celebrity favorites, students can also look forward to a prize pool of $10,000 with $2,000 for the Uno segment that will be donated to the school’s esports programs and $8,000 for the Fortnite tournament to support student...

Mar 23, 2022

John Legend Partners With Digital Media Giants To Launch NFT Platform Designed With Artists In Mind

John Legend continues to go beyond the ordinary when it comes to his ventures in music. The R&B crooner is now working to bridge the gap between technology and music by way of the latest cryptocurrency wave, non-fungible tokens (NFTs)! Per Blockchain News, Legend will team up with various heavy hitters within the digital media space to launch an NFT allowing artists to have a stake in their work through trading. Legend will serve as the CEO of the new platform called OurSong and will use his influence to reel in more artists, musicians, and fans. Learn more about NFTs at Afrotech Executive and click here.

Feb 4, 2022

Twitch And Merlin Announce Partnership To Empower Independents

Independent music licensing partner Merlin is teaming up with Twitch to give artists better opportunities. According to a press release sent to AfroTech, the partnership was created to empower Merlin members and their artists by providing additional streams of income and accessibility to Twitch’s music programming. On its own, Merlin appears to be a powerhouse. The licensing group reportedly accounts for 15 percent of global music shares. The company is also said to help thousands of artists globally and has continued to spearhead opportunities with interested partners. The newly announced partnership aims to reinforce its commitment to creating an innovative hub for its talent. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Twitch for this groundbreaking deal,” said Jeremy Sirota, Merlin CEO, in a press release. “We’ve been engaged in conversations with Twitch since the day I started at Merlin, and I’m pleased that our team found a path for Merlin members and their artists to better engage...

Feb 3, 2022

Chloe x Halle To Go Head-To-Head On Twitch In Partnership With Black Girls Code & LG

Chloe x Halle are coming to a Twitch near you! In a press release announcement, it was revealed that the multi-talented duo is taking part in an all-female-led livestream gaming event on Monday, Dec. 20 @ 7:30 p.m. PST as part of LG’s Only on OLED campaign, which has partnered with Black Girls CODE. This not-for-profit organization focuses on providing technology education for Black girls. Chloe x Halle will face-off in an exhilarating 90-minute Twitch battle and will be coached by Evil Geniuses Creator Collective stars Lisa Wallen and Aruuu. As part of the campaign, LG will also be supporting and highlighting the presence of women in tech. This gaming challenge follows LG’s Only on OLED Fortnite battle between Megan Fox and Grammy-winning producer DJ Khaled. Chloe x Halle has come a long way since their days of posting videos on YouTube. Since getting signed to Beyoncè’s label, the duo has become seemingly overnight sensations and has begun branching out their business model to...

T-Pain Teams Up With Twitch To Take The Service's Music Community To The Next Level

T-Pain has certified himself as one of the most versatile artists of our time through his career moves of nearly two decades, and the longevity of his career speaks volumes to his presence being needed for the culture. As the seasoned veteran continues to leave his mark on the industry, his new partnership with Twitch is set to take the streaming platform’s music community to the next level. In a press release provided exclusively to AfroTech, Twitch announced a collaboration with the music and Twitch legend, which aims to strengthen the Twitch music community and uplift its creators. T-Pain’s streaming presence has transformed into a space where upcoming artists are given the opportunity for him to broadcast their music. Along with providing a platform for musicians, the producer has also curated a unique stream that intertwines gaming, music and fan interaction. A mashup of this sort is unusual on Twitch, and has probably played a part in helping him become an amplified voice for...

Oct 28, 2021

Black Creators Launch #TwitchDoBetter Campaign After Twitch Fails To Gain Control Of Racist Bots

It’s time for these social media platforms to do better — starting with steaming platform Twitch. From Facebook to Instagram to TikTok, social media platforms have been plagued with all kinds of hatred, especially when it comes to content as it pertains to Black people. As a true reflection of the world that we live in, social media just reiterates the day-to-day racism faced by Black people across the globe, and it’s no different when it comes to the Twitch platform. It is the world’s leading live streaming platform for gamers and folks who like to share the things that they love with audiences all over the world, but lately, its Black users have been faced with the most ignorant and outright disrespectful comments. According to Black Information Network (BIN), the streaming platform trended across Twitter earlier this week after users accused the company of failing to protect its creators. The creators include content creators of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and women who claim...

Aug 12, 2021

Twitch Taps Former YouTube Exec Constance Knight As Its First VP Of Creators

Twitch is quickly becoming the future of live entertainment. As its popularity with creators continues to rise, it’s positioned itself to expand its team to support its growth. This week, the Amazon-owned live-streaming platform recruited former YouTube executive Constance Knight to take over the newly created role of VP, global creators at the company, according to Variety. “Creators are the heart and soul of Twitch, and as we continue to see more people finding their community on Twitch, now is the perfect time to add more support for global creators to our internal team,” said Michael Aragon — chief content officer at Twitch — in a statement of Knight’s hire. “Constance is an experienced and passionate leader who brings a wealth of knowledge from across the streaming industry. Her perspective will be invaluable in helping Twitch and its creators grow and thrive.” Knight — who did a nine-year tenure as YouTube’s head of content programs and partnerships for creator communities...

Jul 28, 2021