13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

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

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Muser of the Year

What could be better than watching your favorite creators being creative with your favorite songs. Musers lip sync, sing, dance, or sometimes are just cute dogs. While there is a ton of talent in the app, these 12 names have stood out above the rest for their great work.


Chuch the Cavalier
Floppy-eared Cavalier King Charles Spaniel @chuch_the_cavalier turned one in 2017, playfully spending his year getting into all sorts of fun and furry situations. His 60K+ musical.ly fans witnessed his bright-eyed Monday morning routine, his adorable friendship with a favorite doggy ball, and his “Christmas Wishlist To Santapaws” where he asked fo…
Jayden Bartels
Actress, dancer, and model Jayden Bartels has accomplished a lot by the age of 13, working with noted choreographers like YouTube favorites Tricia Miranda and Matt Steffanina, among others. She’s also gained over 6.2M fans on musical.ly by posting clips of herself mugging for the camera while doing challenges, humorously lip syncing to tunes like …
Lucas and Marcus
Identical twins Lucas and Marcus Dobre are bona fide YouTube stars, with 6.3M+ subscribers to their channel. You may have seen them rapping and doing backflips in the viral video for their song “You Know You Lit,” which has over 35M views to date. But this year, the brothers ventured onto musical.ly to expand their social media empire. While very …
Lucki Starr
Singer and songwriter Lucki Starr is a social media darling, with hundreds of thousands of followers across platforms. But she shines most on musical.ly, where her 1.3M+ fans (or, as she calls them, #LuckiCharms) can hear her sultry voice on covers of everything from Aaliyah to Nicki Minaj to SZA. The R&B crooner also released a single this year, …
Rebecca Zamolo
YouTube star Rebecca Zamolo claims that “awkward moments make me happy,” creating wild and zany videos that make 2.2M+ subscribers smile. But on musical.ly, she cuts the comedy into bite-sized pieces, bringing her wide-eyed, frenetic vibe to 6.25M+ fans in posts that accentuate her silly side. Whether she’s making fun of fidget spinners, the “Floo…


Adam Jernberg
Adam Jernberg jumps rope. That may sound a little odd, but it’s true, and it’s really incredible. He is a competitive jumper and former Grand National Champion at jump rope who does acrobatic twists and turns in mid-air, going at it so hard that he actually broke both hands doing gymnastic flips on the beach in December 2017. While he’s still fairly new to …
Alicja Mocek
Working with hand-drawn cutouts, Alicja Mocek’s stop motion videos on musical.ly are so intricate that they often garner tens of thousands of views, with an impressive 40 of her first 50 posts even getting featured on the app! Wow. Whether it’s a floating fiddle being bowed to Ed Sheeran’s “Galway Girl” or paper polaroids developing to Dua Lipa’s “New Rules…
Anna Catify
Artist Anna Catify is “Just tryin to make you smile” with her musical.ly account. While she often lip syncs just like most other musers, it’s her skill with a pencil and a paintbrush that make her truly stand out from the crowd. Anna posts time-lapses of her drawings, paintings, and character makeup, turning her feed into a series of colorful creations that…
Case Walker
At just 14 years old, “Singer/Actor/Musician” Case Walker is already a major personality on musical.ly. When he’s not lip syncing to songs like Grace VanderWaal’s “Moonlight” or “Try Me” by fellow musical.ly star @carsonlueders, Case is regularly posting hilarious skits featuring other popular musers like @ericartell and @gilmhercroes. His 1.75M+ fans appre…
Felipe Farias
Brazilian video artist Felipe Farias has a unique way of incorporating himself into his stop motion creations. Often taking place on a tiled kitchen floor or in his notepad, Felipe appears in many videos, along with his drawings, handmade cutouts, and other real-life props that help him tell a story to songs like Selena Gomez’s “Fetish” and “Marshmello” by …
Isaiah Xavier
Breakout muser Isaiah Xavier Howard is all about the #transition. That is to say, his quick-cut editing skills are so impressive, he even got the attention of Get Out director Jordan Peele this year. The 17-year-old went viral in 2017 after he posted a wildly cinematic video for the song “Addicted To My Ex” by M-City J.r. on his @isaiahxavier10 musical.ly a…

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