Apple® today announced the winners of the second annual Apple Music® Awards, recognizing the best and boldest musicians of 2020 and their enormous impact on global culture. The Apple Music Awards honor achievements in music across five distinct categories, and winners are chosen through a process that reflects both Apple Music’s editorial perspective and what customers around the world are loving most. The winners for global Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Breakthrough Artist of the Year were hand-selected by Apple Music’s global editorial team of world-class experts and tastemakers, and the awards for Top Song of the Year and Top Album of the Year are based on streaming data that is reflective of what Apple Music subscribers have been listening to this year.
The Apple Music Awards celebration kicks off Monday, December 14, 2020, with a week of special performances, fan events, interviews, and more, streaming worldwide on Apple Music, Apple Music TV, and the Apple TV® app. Fans who are not already subscribed to Apple Music can sign up for a three-month free trial at apple.com/apple-music.
“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,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats®. “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.”
And the winners are…
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
About the Apple Music Awards
Apple has designed a series of physical awards that represent the extraordinary craftsmanship integral to creating music. Each award features Apple’s custom silicon wafer suspended between a polished sheet of glass and a machined and anodized aluminum body. The result of this multi-month process, before it is sliced into hundreds of individual chips, is stunning and distinctive. In a symbolic gesture, the same chips that power the devices that put the world’s music at our fingertips sit at the very heart of the Apple Music Awards.