Apple announced the winners of the second annual Apple Music Awards. Lil Baby Wins World’s First Artist of the Year Award; Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift and Roddy Rich also received awards.
Three editorial prizes and two for the number of listeners
Apple announced the winners of the Apple Music Awards, a competition that recognizes the best and most daring musicians of 2020 and its enormous impact on world culture. These awards take into account five distinct categories and the winners are chosen through a process that takes into account both the editorial perspective of Apple Music and that of listeners around the world.
“The Apple Music Awards are our opportunity to recognize and honor the incredible artists who we believe have deeply impacted and inspired the world and our customers and helped us feel connected through music this year,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music and Beats. “We have an exciting musical week planned for December and we look forward to celebrating it with these artists and their fans.”
The winners of Artist of the year, Composer of the Year Yes Revolutionary Artist of the Year were selected by Apple Music’s global editorial team and the awards Best song of the year and the Best Album of the Year I know based on streaming data reflecting what Apple Music subscribers have been listening to this year.
Apple Music Awards celebration begins Monday, December 14, 2020, with a week of special performances, fan events, interviews and more broadcast around the world on Apple Music, Apple Music TV and the Apple TV app.
And the winners are:
- Artist of the year: Lil baby
- Revolutionary Artist of the Year: Megan Thee Semental
- Composer of the Year: Taylor Swift
- Best song of the year: “The Box” by Roddy Rich
- Best album of the year: “Please excuse me for being antisocial” by Roddy Rich
Apple has designed a series of physical awards that represent the extraordinary craftsmanship that is integral to making music. Each prize includes Apple’s personalized silicon wafer suspended between a polished sheet of glass and a machined and anodized aluminum body. The result of this process of several months, before being cut into hundreds of individual chips, is impressive and distinctive. In a symbolic gesture, the very chips that power the devices that put the world’s music at their fingertips are at the heart of the Apple Music Awards.
Apple’s appreciation for music is obvious. Since the first iPod and iTunes, Apple started to bring music closer to our pockets and has continued to do so ever since. Its clearest and most recent exponent is the HomePod mini, a device that, the size of an apple, sums up all the essence of Apple.