12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization was on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.

Influencers

Honoring the most notable and viral influencers and creators from 2020. See below for official categories.

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.

Best in Music

Music is a global art that speaks to people through something more than words. These incredible artists are the ones making the songs we can’t get out of our heads, the tunes we love, and the music that makes us dance like nobody’s watching. They could be in the studio, on stage, with fans or at home, but these artists are using social media to keep their global audience up to date on their latest and greatest.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.
AJR
Step right up and meet the Mets! Not the baseball team, this trio of brothers, Adam, Jack and Ryan, took the music world by storm in 2019. Releasing their third album, Neotheater in April, their first to…
Anderson.Paak
Yes Lawd! Anderson.Paak is one of the fastest rising names in hip hop and R&B;, and 2019 only saw him get bigger and brighter, starting off the year by winning his first Grammy award for the track "Bubbl…
Billie Eilish
She’s the bad guy, duh… Few people had bigger breakout years than Billie Eilish, the 17 year old LA pop phenom. She dominated speakers, headphones, screens and magazine pages all in 2019 with her unique …
Blanco Brown
In a year that was defined by innovative genre-bending, few artists rode a new look to success like Blanco Brown did. Following the smash hit "Old Town Road," Blanco dropped "The Git Up," a smart and cat…
Brandi Carlile
An acclaimed singer-songwriter already with hits under her belt, Brandi Carlile made an even bigger impression on the music world in 2019. It all started in February at the Grammys, where, already the mo…
Celine Dion
Perhaps one of the most recognizable voices in pop music, Celine Dion is a 5-time grammy winner and one of the world’s best selling musical artists of all time. In recent years, she’s added a new feather…
J Balvin
Colombian reggaeton artist J. Blavin had a year full of hits ripping up the airwaves with a variety of artists and across a number of genres. As he travels the world performing on stages for fans from al…
Lil' Nas X
What started off as Lil’ Nas X’s catchy country-meets-hip hop Soundcloud upload turned into the ever-evolving slapper that transcended the charts, questioned our definitions of genres and turned into a c…
Lizzo
The test results are in and 2019 was 100% that year for Lizzo. After years on the grind, she dominated 2019 charts and headlines, hitting an astronomical level of success with the release of her album Cu…
Mike Posner
Mike Posner is on an incredible journey with his career, starting in 2009 by recording a #1 singles on his dorm room at Duke University. Since then, the Detroit native toured internationally, and wrote s…
Missy Elliott
After a decade long hiatus, Missy Elliot shocked the hip hop world when she returned to the music scene in a big way. Early in the year, she collaborated with Lizzo on the hit track, "Tempo,", then follo…
TWICE
In September, a trending topic overshadowed the launch of a new Apple iPhone, powered by more than 200K tweets on the hashtag #MOMO. That hashtag was driven by mega-fans of the K-Pop superstars TWICE, wh…

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, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

the final deadline FOR voting and entering in the 12th annual shorty awards WAS on thursday, FEB 20TH.