Solange Knowles Wins Webby Awards Artiste of The Year
Solange Knowles has been named as the Artist Of The Year by The Webby Award.
The award was given to honor “her remarkable use of the Internet as a force for promoting community and diversity.”
Solange received her award during the Joel McHale-hosted ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street.
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The award was presented by artist Kara Walker, whose work also explores African American identity.
Solange Knowles accepted the trophy with a five-word speech:
“I got five on it.”
She posted on Instagram:
“So humbled, honored, and filled with gratitude. Thank you @TheWebbyAwards and the phenomenal Kara Walker
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) May 16, 2017”
Solange Knowles Artist Of The Year
Other artists who won awards st the Webby’s were Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, and Coldplay.
Presenting her with the awards, the Webby’s said:
Not only is Solange one of the greatest artists of our time, but she’s also a true artist of the online generation.
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Solange has demonstrated her digital prowess in myriad ways, most notably with the website Saint Heron — her collaborative platform and online store for artists.
Saint Heron is an unparalleled celebration of cultural diversity and the evolution of music; and it’s through this platform that Solange has provided a completely new and unique space for collaboration between artists, as well as a large audience for creative expressions by artists of color.
Of course, Saint Heron is a natural extension for Solange, who regularly uses her Twitter account of nearly 3 million followers to celebrate diversity, and to promote racial and social justice.
For her unique understanding of the power of the collaborative nature of the Internet, it’s our privilege to honor Solange as the 2017 Artist of the Year.
Watch the video of her acceptance speech below: