TikTok will host LIVES in February to celebrate Black inventors, singers, businesses, and organizations. The massively popular app will offer a range of themed programs on February 4th and every week this month, honoring those who are making a difference in the entertainment business and in their communities.

In addition, they will team up with iHeartRadio for iHeart Living Black! on February 23rd, a LIVE event celebrating Black Music on TikTok and beyond. The LIVE concert, hosted by DJ Envy, has an all-star lineup of A-List performers, including Lizzo, Big Sean, H.E.R., Lil Durk, Moneybagg Yo, and Ari Lennox. Saweetie, radio personalities Charlamagne and Angela Yee, actress Niecy Nash, and more will make special appearances. On February 23 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET, tune in on iHeartRadio.

TikTok is looking forward to honoring and celebrating #BlackTikTok’s greatness this month and throughout the year by sharing the tales of Black creators. Follow @BlackTikTok, a platform dedicated to Black creatives and committed to spotlighting the stories and content of Black creators who are changing TikTok and culture. Stay up to date by following the #BlackTikTok community. Also check out the 2022 Black TikTok Trailblazers and let us know if you spot your fave!

“We are thrilled to announce the 2022 Black TikTok Trailblazers. These creators are the next-generation of entertainment leaders, nominated by the TikTok community for their creativity, passion, and authenticity. Trailblazers participate in campaign events and share their stories throughout Black History Month, helping amplify the #BlackTikTok community.”

  1. @artbydemarcusshawn – DeMarcus is a creator who captures every day life moments with light-hearted comedy for more than 5 million followers
  2. @cultureunfiltered – Culture Unfiltered is spearheaded by former radio host and music blogger Masani Musa. It is a hub for music discovery and dialogue surrounding popular culture and trending news in music.
  3. @emmanuelduverneau – Emmanuel Duverneau is a 25-year-old content creator whose love for experimenting in the kitchen stemmed from his mother’s cooking lessons. Emmanuel shares his passion for both dancing and cooking on TikTok and hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams and continue doing what they love.
  4. @grace_africa – Grace is a comedian and nurse, known for sharing popular impersonations and relatable comedy on TikTok. Through her background as a nurse, she uses her platform to share humorous content with an educational flair.
  5. @immarollwithit – Mya is a sun loving, tree hugging, self-named “wheelie lady” who radiates warmth and positivity wherever she goes. As a disabled creator she shares her joy and passions through dance and sharing her experiences, all while teaching and empowering her communities with educational content.
  6. @keke.janajah – Keara Wilson is a 20-year-old dancer and choreographer who creates and shares dance videos on TikTok for fun. She was recognized as a 2021 Originator on The Discover List for creating the popular Savage dance to Megan Thee Stallion’s hit song, and plans on getting certified to become a group fitness instructor to further her career.
  7. @megagonefree – MegaGoneFree is a Black LGBTQ+ independent artist who shares her positive and powerful voice coupled withsoulful melodies on TikTok. As a Black woman occupying a genre without many mainstream Black voices, she aims to create music that spreads a message of love, open-mindedness and empathy with her millions of followers.
  8. @sambafilms – Samba is an artist and filmmaker who combines his interest in culture and cinematography through videos on TikTok. He approaches visual storytelling through the lens of powerful imagery, messages and emotions, and has worked with brands like Netflix, Nike, and Google.
  9. @themomtrotter – Kay is an entrepreneur and travel enthusiast who has traveled to over 36 countries with her family, and is currently traveling across the U.S. full time in an RV with her husband and 8-year-old. She is passionate about sharing content on TikTok around finance, parenting, and lifestyle, to show an alternate way of living.
  10. @thesweetimpact – Robert is an IT professional and self-taught cake artist who shares the process behind his cake creations on TikTok. He is known for his fantastical artistry, modeling cakes after iconic pop culture references like Nike Air Jordans, Beauty and the Beast, Space Jam and more. He was honored as a Foodie on The Discover List for his creations.
  11. @tonyweaverjrTony Weaver, Jr. is an award winning storyteller known for sharing his love for anime and manga on TikTok. He is the creator of The UnCommons, an award winning webcomic series, the founder of Weird Enough Productions, a national nonprofit, and was the first comic writer to be selected for Forbes 30 Under 30.
  12. @yeahitsak – Akintoye is a hip-hop artist who shares his unique lyrics and creative and groovy rap videos on TikTok. His growing popularity on the app inspired him to release his own music in early 2022.