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Special Project

Special Project
From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards


Winner in Weird

About Poppy

Poppy may be the first human spawned by the internet. Is she a computer? A cult leader? All we can say for sure is that Poppy is @thatpoppy. The 22-year-old singer and performance artist has over 250M+ views of YouTube posts that range from official videos for her synth-driven pop songs to avant garde peeks into her creepy pastel world. In 2017, Poppy surpassed 1M YouTube subscribers—fans called “poppy seeds”—with even James Corden joining Poppy in a video that left him a tad confused. That wasn’t her only milestone this year; she also helmed a Snapchat series for Comedy Central, created a show for YouTube Red set to premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and released her debut album Poppy.Computer on Diplo’s record label. Computers apparently don’t get tired.

Poppy's best work on social