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 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best YouTube Musician

Here's to all the internet famous musicians! You no longer need to be on the radio, get a record deal, or win a national singing competition to be heard. Whether they’re singers, rappers, composers, xylophonists or bands, these musicians started on YouTube.

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

Nominees

finalist
Alessia Cara
Originally from Canada, Alessia Cara started posting acoustic covers of pop songs to YouTube when s…
finalist
Ally Hills
Ally Hills is a singer/songwriter and producer of parody videos and original songs that illuminate …
Andrew Huang
Andrew Huang makes music out of pans and other readily available supplies he has around, whether it…
Boyce Avenue
Boyce Avenue is a band of brothers—Alejandro, Daniel, and Fabian—who perfectly cover songs like Ed …
Chester See
Chester See started his career on the Disney Channel’s Disney 365 before writing lyrics professiona…
finalist
Flula
Flula is a German techno DJ who has also made himself into a YouTube personality. Some might recogn…
Josh Levi
Josh Levi had a small recurring role on Friday Night Lights before breaking out as a singer on The …
Julia Nunes
Julia Nunes has been YouTubing her ukulele videos since 2007, getting recognized by and opening for…
Kurt Hugo Schneider
Kurt Hugo Schneider is a producer and singer, who teamed up early with singer Sam Tsui to cover the…
finalist
Lil Dicky
Lil Dicky (a.k.a. David Burd) is a rapper, but one of the more untraditional sense, creating a paro…
winner
Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling is a violinist and dancer who made her career in the “futurist world of electronic…
finalist
Todrick Hall
Todrick Hall is a singer, YouTuber, former American Idol contestant, performer on Broadway, and sta…