Last year, Apple Music Awards which recognized the best artists and songs of the year. Today, the tech giant has announced the winners for its second annual Apple Music Awards.
The awards honour achievements in music across five categories, with winners chosen through a process that reflects both Apple Music’s editorial perspective and what customers around the world are loving most.
Rapper Lil Baby took the top prize of ‘Artist of the Year’, with billions of global streams and multiple tracks from his album My Turn topped Apple Music charts.
The Breakthrough Artist of the Year award went to Megan Thee Stallion, who released two No. 1 singles. Her collaboration with Cardi B on “WAP” and with Beyoncé on the “Savage” remix has together been played on Apple Music more than 300 million times.
Taylor Swift won the Songwriter of the Year title for Folklore. The album instantly topped the Apple Music albums chart and set the record for the most-streamed pop album on the day of release only.
The Top Song of the Year award went to “The Box,” by Roddy Ricch. According to the company, it was the year’s biggest and most popular single, accumulating more than 460 million Apple Music streams. The artist also got the award for Top Album of the Year, for Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial.
The celebration of the Apple Music Awards will begin on Monday, December 14, 2020. Throughout that week we will get to see some special performances, fan events, interviews, and much more. Apple will broadcast these events around the world from Apple Music, Apple Music TV and the Apple TV app.
“The Apple Music Awards is our opportunity to recognize and honour the incredible artists who we feel have deeply impacted and inspired the world and our customers, and helped us feel connected through music this year, “We have an exciting week of music planned in December and are very much looking forward to celebrating together with these artists and their fans,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats.
Apple has also designed a series of physical trophies that represent the extraordinary craftsmanship integral to creating music. These are specially designed Apple silicon wafers, housed in a sheet of glass and aluminium. The same chips that power the Apple devices.