Apple has announced the winners of its second Apple Music Awards ceremony, designed to recognize the best musical talent, selected by both listeners and editors of Apple Music.
The Cupertino company confirmed that the winners of global Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Breakthrough Artist of the Year Awards were selected by Apple Music’s global editorial team.
Streaming data was used for the Top Song of the Year and Top Album of the Year awards, reflecting the music that subscribers had been listening to across 2020.
Apple will host a week of celebratory content from December 14, featuring special performances, fan events, interviews, and more. The events will be held on Apple Music, the new Apple Music TV channel on Apple TV+, and the Apple TV app on iOS and macOS.
Speaking of the awards, Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats, said: “The Apple Music Awards is our opportunity to recognize and honor 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.”
Artist of the Year: Lil Baby
Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Megan Thee Stallion
Songwriter of the Year: Taylor Swift
Top Song of the Year: “The Box” by Roddy Ricch
Top Album of the Year: “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” by Roddy Ricch
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