The Webby Awards is proud to honor Grimes with the Webby Artist of the Year Award in recognition of her ability to harness the power of the Web to engage and inspire millions of online fans. Since launching her earliest recordings on the Internet for free, Grimes has used the platform to spread a unique and compelling mix of cutting edge music, visual art and DIY style that has defined her as one of contemporary music’s most interesting and engaging artists. She’s shown a deep understanding of the Internet as not only a distribution platform, but as a social tool to connect with fans through candid, meaningful dialogue. In 2012, on the strength of her breakthrough album Visions, she was on myriad “best of” lists and topped The Hype Machine’s increasingly influential Most Blogged Artists list. Grimes has certainly raised the bar for all solo entertainers, showing a fearlessness, candor and understanding of the Web that makes her a true 21st century digital star.
Honoring the artists and entertainers who have harnessed the power of the Internet to reach new creative heights.