Twin sisters Megan and Liz Mace first uploaded a video of themselves singing an original song to their YouTube account in July 2007. Nearly six years later, they are still sharing their music. But after signing a record deal, it’s safe to say their fanbase has expanded. With more than one million subscribers and 224 million views on their channel, Megan & Liz have become staples for worldwide YouTube viewers.
“It’s the first time the YouTube Music Awards are happening, and our role in it is to create content to promote the awards,” Liz told MTV News about their yet-to-be-seen promos. “It’s pretty cool because they chose 50 YouTubers from all over the world to kind of create, you know, these videos to promote the awards and we were one of them, which is awesome!”
The show allows fans the opportunity to pick the winner in a span of six categories, like Artist of the Year and YouTube Phenomenon. While nominees include mainstream artists such as One Direction, Katy Perry and Rihanna, it also highlights several homegrown musical acts as well.
When asked to create a puppy style playlist — you’ll really need to watch the video above to fully understand — featuring their favorite songs from the noms, the duo went straight for Lady Gaga’s “Applause,” Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” and Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It.”
While the ladies’ top picks only included top 40 artists, they know any of the nominated ce-web-rities could be the next big thing.
“Every artist has a YouTube of some sort. You know what I mean?” Megan said. “And ours was definitely used more as a launching pad for us than a lot of mainstream artists. But right now, we’re in such a tricky spot where we still have one foot in the YouTube world and the other foot’s in the mainstream world and it’s a fine line that a lot of people,” Megan said. “Even [mainstream artists] are still trying to figure out how to bridge. You know what I mean? It’s definitely like the industry is changing and everything is changing so it’s like walking a tight rope kind of.”