9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 6th Annual Shorty Awards

5 Seconds of Summer

Finalist in Band

About 5 Seconds of Summer

From Wikipedia: 5 Seconds of Summer is an Australian pop rock band. Formed in Sydney in 2011, the band consists of Luke Hemmings (vocals, guitar), Michael Clifford (guitar, vocals), Calum Hood (bass guitar, vocals) and Ashton Irwin (drums, vocals). The group started posting videos of themselves performing covers of popular songs to YouTube. Their cover of Chris Brown and Justin Bieber's "Next to You" received over 600,000 hits. They have since amassed over 5 million YouTube views, and a large following on Twitter and Facebook. In February 2013, it was announced that the band would support One Direction on their worldwide Take Me Home tour. In November 2012, 5 Seconds of Summer signed to Capitol Records. In February 2014, the bank listed their worldwide debut single “She Looks So Perfect" for pre-order on iTunes. Within two days, it had reached the number one position in 39 countries.

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.