The brother duo are mostly credited with helping the #MannequinChallenge break out big time thanks to this on-point, live performance clip soundtracked to their "Black Beatles" song—which shot up to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart after this clip took off on social media.
These dedicated people re-created the story of R. Kelly's never-not-ridiculous "Trapped in the Closet" saga in a challenge that sees its mannequins moving to new positions every couple seconds. We're extremely impressed by this storytelling.
Soundtrack: R. Kelly, "Trapped in the Closet Chapter 1"
In one of the most impressive and ambitious displays, James Corden got the entire cast, crew and audience at The Late Late Show to participate in a three-minute take on the challenge that saw the host go from being frozen backstage to making his way to the live stage.
The Democratic presidential nominee encouraged people to vote with the #MannequinChallenge that featured her husband Bill Clinton and Bon Jovi.
Not every challenge needs to be funny. YouTube personality and comedian Simone Shepherd directed a powerful, one-minute video that tackles police brutality. Instead of images soundtracked to a hit song, we hear and see the stories of Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling and Trayvon Martin, along with a focus on Black Lives Matter protesters alongside Malcolm X’s famous 1964 Organization of Afro-American Unity Founding Rally speech.