Kanye West, The Weeknd, Black Lives Matter Honored With Webby Awards

New York, NY – Hip Hop showed out at the Webbys last night (May sixteen) in New York City, with a number of key artists scoring significant awards. The New York City event was hosted by actor/comedian Nick Offerman and was a mainly light-hearted search at the funniest and most viral moments on the world wide web from the last year.

The awards are voted on by far more than 1,000 expert panelists, and there is also a “People’s Voice” winner picked by millions of on the web votes. This year’s ceremony marked the 20th anniversary of the awards. Kanye West, who is identified to consider more than news cycles pretty a lot every time he tweets. nabbed the title for Artist Of The 12 months. In a publish-up on the award’s site. they called him “a leader and innovator in the music business” and mentioned he “is shifting the cultural paradigm of how music is shared, released, presented & consumed.”

Yeezy was not in the developing for the ceremony, but sent a five-word speech by video.

The super brief acceptance speeches are a tradition of the awards, and are usually as poignant as they are concise. Kanye’s phrases of wisdom: “I cannot stand brief speeches.”

And now for a moment to honor the unstoppable @kanyewest. Webby Artist of the 12 months. #Webbys https://t.co/OixL9LUi7U Kim Kardashian got a statue to match her husband’s, taking property the inaugural award in the “Break The Net” class for her on-line presence and top tier selfie game. In her speech, she vowed to remain constant, saying “nude selfies ’til I die.”

Accepting the award for Social Movement Of The 12 months, Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi reiterated her message in her speech and received a standing ovation from the crowd and Spike Lee, who launched the group. The Weeknd’s “In The Evening” won Best Music Video for the 6-minute mini-film directed by BRTHR.

The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton collected a trophy for Best Digital Campaign for the movie’s viral advertising.
Erykah Badu carried out at the ceremony, paying tribute to Prince with a cover of The Purple One’s 1987 song “The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker.”

Erykah Badu pays tribute to Prince with the Ballad of Dorothy Parker pic.twitter.com/jMgOaCRLo5