11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. Entries close and voting ends on February 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

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.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best Singer

Rockers, rappers, pop stars, country singers, no matter if they’re a solo act or in a band they’re still connecting with their fans on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and blogs to show them they care.

Brand entries using social media in this space can be found in the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.

Finalists

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Demi Lovato
Another actress from Barney & Friends and The Disney Channel turned full-time singer, Demi Lovato has experienced the ups and downs of fame. She discusses her battles with body dysmorphia both in interviews and through her songs. Her 2015 makeup-free and nude Vanity Fair spread caused quite the stir on social media, also promoting her hit single...
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Ellie Goulding
British singer Ellie Goulding ignites the dance floor and her fan base every time she releases a single. She performed at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, and after her “Burn" music video went viral, she asked fans to send in friend-inspired vines with the hashtag #EllieBurnVine. She released a second video for the song compiled from...
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Rihanna
Eight-time Grammy-winning pop singer and bad girl Rihanna bares all on social media. Once quoted saying, “I’m crazy, and I don’t pretend to be anything else," Rihanna will post just about anything on social, including smoking weed, twerking it out, and getting ready for that night’s red carpet event. In 2015, she voiced the animated film Home, a...
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Selena Gomez
From Barney & Friends to Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena Gomez has grown up on the small screen. These days, she’s focusing mainly on her singing career. As part of the young feminist movement in Hollywood, Gomez has been known to set the record straight via Twitter on anything from her weight to her friendships and relationships. In 2015, vide...
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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is the biggest female singer in the world right now, and quite possibly one of the most accessible. Her 1989 global tour was filled with celebrity guests from supermodels, to singers, to professional sports players. But, if you’re a Swiftie singing in the audience or following from afar, Taylor very well might respond to your comm...

Nominees

CHER
Over the course of five decades, Cher has won three Golden Globes, one Grammy, one Emmy, and an Academy Award, and she’s as loud and sassy on Twitter as she is on stage and in her fashion choices. In 2015, Harper’s Bazaar even wrote of Cher’s newest comeback through social media. With her extensive use of emojis in every tweet, Cher fans often get respons...
FKA twigs
Singer, songwriter, director FKA twigs was a world-class backup dancer before releasing her debut album LP1 in 2014. Since then, she’s quickly risen as an artist and lover of surrealist and experimental dance and fashion on Instagram, but her appearance in a “penis dress" at the Met Gala solidified her as an “it girl." Not a big Twitter user—in part becau...
Josh Groban
A self-described “professional scribbler, warbler, and ivory tickler," Josh Groban is a multi-platinum musician. Josh has sold over 25 million records worldwide, also gracing us with his presence in TV and film. His singing voice is considered somewhere between a tenor and baritone, but his Twitter voice is all funny. TIME named @JoshGroban one of the top...
Kacey Musgraves
Music magazines have proclaimed Kacey Musgraves might be making country music great again. Kacey released three self-produced albums before placing seventh on the reality show Nashville Star. Today, she’s signed to Mercury Nashville and has released two critically acclaimed albums, Same Trailer Different Park and Pageant Material. Her down-home attitude r...
Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and author. She’s been nominated for six Grammy Awards and is also a New York Times bestselling author for her memoir Sounds Like Me. Her piano-rock sound has her listed as one of the best musicians on many pop lists, but in 2015, she turned to Broadway to adapt Adrienne Shelly’s cult film Waitress int...
Tori Kelly
Tori Kelly started her music career on YouTube before eventually trying out for FOX’s American Idol. After she was eliminated from the show, she went on to write, sing, and produce her first EP Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly. Scooter Braun, the manager responsible for finding Justin Bieber on YouTube, scouted Tori and brought her to Capitol Records. Her sin...

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 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.