SZA, Rihanna, and Doja Cat Win Big At The 2023 Webbys
Rihanna won the People’s Voice award for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, branded entertainment for her fearless x Fenty Show Vol. 4.
Doja Cat was recognized for Best Influencer or Creator Endorsement for her collaboration with Taco Bell, while SZA, Tobe Nwigwe, and Tracee Ellis Ross all received special achievement awards.
SZA was also chosen as the 2023 Webby Artist of the Year, acknowledged for her album SOS, her dedication and creativity in her work, and her ingenious use of the internet to share her unique, honest art.
Claire Graves, president of The Webby Awards, gave a statement alongside the winner announcements. “This year’s Webby Winners speak to the incredible potential of the Internet and the people who shape it,” she said.
“They have set the benchmark for excellence in their respective category and are an inspiration for us all to continue striving towards a more connected and creative digital world.”
The awards are another achievement in a long line of accolades for SZA, Doja Cat, and Rihanna. All three singers have had quite a year.
Rihanna performed at the Super Bowl Half Time Show. SZA just hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her song “Kill Bill.” Doja Cat is gearing up to release her new album, and just featured on SZA’s song.
“Kill Bill”: SZA’s First Number 1
In addition to her Webby Award, SZA is being honored with her very first number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The singer’s track “Kill Bill” has been blowing up for months on end. It has been receiving a lot of attention lately, particularly on social media.
Many TikTok accounts have used parts of the song to soundtrack their videos. In addition, SZA recently released an extremely well-received remix of the song, featuring none other than Doja Cat.
The track was up against some pretty stiff competition to hit the top spot. It surpassed other hit songs from notable artists like Ice Spice, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, and Drake.