Solange and Kendrick Lamar Win Big at 2017 Webby Awards
The 2017 Webby Awards have revealed the winners for this year's awards ceremonies, and two of our favorite names have landed major wins—including Kendrick Lamar and Solange.
Kendrick Lamar won the award for Best Video Remixes/Mashups for his "Swimming Pools (Drank)" visuals, from his 2012 album good kid M.A.A.D. City. While the song may be a bit dated, and the Compton MC is currently focused on his newest album, Damn., the win was nonetheless appreciated.
Meanwhile, Solange was picked by officials at the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences to be honored as Artist of the Year. In a statement, the officials spoke highly of the "Cranes In The Sky" singer.
“The Webby Awards is thrilled to recognize Solange as Artist of the Year in celebration of her remarkable use of the Internet as a force for promoting community and diversity," the statement read. "Not only is Solange one of the greatest artists of our time, but she’s also a true artist of the online generation."
Other winners on the list for the awards ceremony included Lady Gaga, who won two prizes for her collaboration with technology giant, Intel, for her Super Bowl Halftime Show performance in February. Coldplay also joined the lineup of winners, as they snagged the Best Music Video award for the promo visuals for their "Up&Up" record.
You can catch the awards ceremony on May 15 in New York City, which will be hosted by comedian Joel McHale.