Solange
5.16.2017

Watch Solange Accept Artist of the Year at the Webbys

Solange rules the Webbys.

Following her most successful run yet, the R&B songstress was named the 2017 Artist of the Year at the 21st Annual Webby Awards on Monday (May 15).

The honors were presented by famed artist and filmmaker Kara Walker, who praised Solange for her work with the website Saint Heron, a “collaborative platform and online store for artists.”

Walker celebrated the Seat at the Table singer for her “unique understanding of the power of the collaborative nature of the internet.”

Going along with the show’s “5-word speech” theme, the “Cranes in the Sky” songstress paid tribute to the Luniz’s weed-smoking classic “I Got 5 on It” off 1995’s Operation Stackola. Her speech was simply, “I got five on it.”

Later, she tweeted: “So humbled, honored, and filled with gratitude. Thank you @TheWebbyAwards and the phenomenal Kara Walker.”

The recognition keeps coming. Solange is nominated for four BET Awards this year, including Album of the Year (A Seat at the Table), Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year (“Cranes in the Sky”), and Centric Award (“Cranes in the Sky”).