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 9th Annual Shorty Awards Music

Indie, pop, hip-hop, rock and roll, soul—music is the universal language, and social media lets musicians speak to everyone. Whether they’re trying out ideas on Snapchat, debuting new videos on YouTube, or Instagramming from backstage at a show, these musicians are the best at sharing their work with the world.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.

Nominees

finalist
Ariana Grande
Don’t let her cute bunny ears and sexy cat eyes fool you, Ariana Grande is, as her hit record sugge…
winner
BTS
BTS (aka the Bangtan Boys) is a boy band with seven members—and is perhaps the most famous KPOP gro…
Britney Spears
It’s Britney, bitch! We’ve gone through many phases of Britney Spears over the past two decades, an…
finalist
Chance The Rapper
Chicago had a great year this year, starting with the meteoric rise of Chance The Rapper in the hip…
Drake
While Drake may have come a long way from his days on Disney Channel’s Degrassi: The Next Generatio…
finalist
Ingrid Michaelson
Ingrid Michaelson has a voice and essence reminiscent of 90s alternative rock, but with a few more …
Mac Miller
A man of many alter-egos, we know him best as the young rapper Mac Miller. If you follow him on Ins…
Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott may leave the spotlight on occasion, but she’s never gone for too long. She literally…
finalist
Solange
Much more than just Beyonce’s younger sister, Solange Knowles is a fashion it-girl, a critically-ac…
finalist
Tegan & Sara
Canadian twins Tegan & Sara are a singing duo that have made waves in the indie pop scene for two d…
The 1975
The 1975 is an English rock band from Manchester with a new wave sound and a touch of rock bands fr…
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots is an electro-indie pop duo from Columbus, Ohio bringing an eclectic sound to the…