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Beyoncé, Solange, Chance the Rapper, Drake and Missy Elliott Among This Year’s Shorty Awards Nominees


ABC/Image Group LANominees for this year’s ninth annual Shorty Awards have been announced, and DrakeChance the RapperMissy Elliott and Solange are all nominated in the Music category. 

And don’t worry — Beyoncé is also listed as a nominee, but in two categories related to social media— GIF of the Year and Instagram of the Year. 

On Thursday the awards, which highlight the best content across social media spheres including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and Periscope, opened up voting to fans to help determine the finalists and winners.  

Finalists in each category are determined by rankings from The Real Time Academy as well as votes from fans via social media.

The 2017 Shorty Awards will be held in April in New York and will be available via live stream at

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