The 23rd Annual Webby Awards is excited to honor Tierra Whack as the 2019 Webby Artist of the Year for her ingenious use of the Internet to create experimental, genre-bending, and imaginative art—most notably with her debut album “Whack World.”
From releasing her 2017 single “MUMBO JUMBO” and its accompanying music video, to debuting “Whack World”—her brilliant, mercurial 15-minute, 15-song audiovisual album on Instagram—Tierra Whack has used the Internet as her ultimate creative platform. In a streaming era marked by oversaturation, “Whack World” stands in a lane of its own by exploiting Instagram’s 60-second video limit to create an incredible project, laced with high-caliber music, art direction, and visuals. For her unique vision and her use of digital technology to blaze artistic trails, we are delighted to honor Tierra Whack as Webby Artist of the Year.
Honoring the artists and entertainers who have harnessed the power of the Internet to reach new creative heights.