THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best Breakout YouTuber

You don’t just start with 10M subscribers. Massive followings are acquired through consistently doing something new and unique with your channel. Through trial and error, everyone had to start somewhere. This year, these 12 nominees had the biggest breakout years on YouTube, and are well on their way to growing even more.

Nominees

Austin McConnell
Have you ever found yourself free falling from 12,000 feet and your parachute just won’t work? No? …
finalist
Beau Brown
In short, Beau Brown is the “Tallest Vlogger on YouTube!” The 7’1” bundle of positivity tells his n…
winner
Elle Mills
YouTuber Elle Mills started 2017 with just over 15K subscribers. Then things went crazy. The 19-yea…
finalist
Emma Chamberlain
Beginning to post only in June 2017, Emma Chamberlain’s candidly funny videos earned her over 410K …
Julius Dein
YouTuber Julius Dein is pure magic. That is to say, he’s an actual magician, often posting videos p…
finalist
Karina Garcia
23-year-old Karina Garcia is often referred to as the “Queen of Slime.” It’s a fitting name—Karina …
Kraig Adams
Videographer Kraig Adams lives in an apartment in Brooklyn, NY, but his decor is different than mos…
Luke Korns
Aspiring film director Luke Korns posted his first YouTube video when he was 15 years old. Since th…
Michael Dapaah
After blessing the world with rapper Big Shaq—and his hit song “Mans Not Hot”—Michael Dapaah saw hi…
finalist
Molly Burke
“A 23-year-old girl who loves makeup and fashion, downhill skiing, yoga, and drinking a lot of tea,…
Olivia Jade
It should come as no surprise that Olivia Jade has become a popular fashion and beauty YouTuber—aft…
finalist
Teala Dunn
Actress and YouTuber Teala Dunn believes that “Beauty is a lifestyle.” One of the former stars of t…