Lamar, Solange among winners of Webby Awards


Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga are among the winners of the 21st annual Webby Awards, announced Tuesday morning.

Kendrick Lamar performs last year at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas. His new album, titled “Damn,’’ opened at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart.

The event, which honors the best of the Internet, will award K.Dot the Webby for Best Video Remixes/Mashups for “Swimming Pools (Drank).”

Lady Gaga will take home three Webbys –  one for Live Experiences (Branded) in the Film & Video category and two People’s Voice Awards for Integrated Campaign (Film & Video) and Branded Content (Advertising, Media & PR) for The Lady Gaga + Intel Performance.

The Webbys also will hand out special achievement honors to Solange (artist of the year), CNN’s Van Jones (special achievement award) and the Women’s March (social movement of the year), among others.

May 15 ceremony
Webby winners were selected by a panel of judges that include Jimmy Kimmel, “Making a Murderer” co-creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, Instagram executive Eva Chen, Questlove and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

This year, National Geographic took home the most awards with 11 total trophies. The media company was followed by Google with nine wins, the BBC with eight wins, Vice with seven wins, the Onion with six wins and The New York Times with five wins.

A ceremony to award the winners will be held May 15 with host Joel McHale. It will be streamed online on May 16.

The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)—a 2000-plus member judging body.

For a full list of winners, visit


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