Apple announces Apple Music Awards with inaugural winners list
Apple Music gave out five awards: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Global Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Apple Music's streaming data was the sole factor for the Album and Song of the Year decision.
"Introducing the Apple Music Awards, a celebration of the best and boldest musicians of 2019 and the enormous impact they have had on global culture this year." Apple's website states. "The Apple Music Awards honor achievements in music across five distinct categories and winners are chosen through a process that reflects the service’s editorial perspective, combined with what customers around the world are loving most."
"The Apple Music Awards are designed to recognize the passion, energy and creativity of the world’s favorite artists,” says Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and International Content. “The musically diverse group of inaugural winners have sparked deep social conversation, influenced culture and inspired our customers around the world. We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate them.”
Billie Eilish won both Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? was the number one streamed album on Apple Music this year with over one billion.
Lil Nas X won Song of the year with the smash hit "Old Town Road" that turned him into an overnight superstar. Lizzo won breakthrough artist of the year and FINNEAS and Eilish will split the Songwriter of the Year award.
Apple Music tweeted for the winners. Check them out below.
While we think another awards show is the last thing we need, we do think the actual trophy itself looks pretty cool.
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