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.

Chance The Rapper

Finalist in Music

About Chance The Rapper

Chicago had a great year this year, starting with the meteoric rise of Chance The Rapper in the hip hop scene. Chance, a Kanye protege, released his critically-acclaimed mixtape Coloring Book exclusively on Apple Music, rapping about everything from his new daughter to Jesus Christ to the difficulties of being black in Chicago. Chance’s soulful sound and playful attitude play well to his millions of followers on Instagram and Twitter. He’s so sweet, he’s even became the new spokesperson and songwriter for Kit Kat commercials. Like his hit single says, “You don’t want zero problems”—though we don’t have any with @chancetherapper as he takes over the rap world.

Chance The Rapper's best work on social

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLKHViyBCw9/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BFZY9pNHDna/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BM6haNuBWUe/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BOs3t0hhhdM/ https://twitter.com/chancetherapper/status/740585911394684928/photo/1

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.