Residente Wins Two Webby Awards for His Popular Website

He may be a music star, but Residente is also a master of the internet…

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, writer, producer and founder of the alternative rap group Calle 13 is among the winners of the 21st annual Webby Awards, announced Tuesday.


Residente, whose real name is René Pérez Joglar, picked up in the Best Music Website and Best Celebrity/Fan Website (Websites) categories.

The Webby Awards, organized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, honor the best of the internet.

Webbys winners were selected by a panel of judges that include Jimmy KimmelMaking a Murderer co-creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, Instagram executive Eva Chen, Questlove and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

A ceremony to award the winners will be held May 15 with host Joel McHale. It will be streamed online on May 16.