This morning, Apple has announced the first edition of the Apple Music Awards. A celebration of the best musicians of 2019 and the great impact they have had on our culture. The Apple Music Awards will honor achievements in five different categories, whose winners are chosen through a process based on the editorial and consumer’s perspective.

Categories such as the Global Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the year and Breakthrough Artis of the year are selected by Apple Music’s own editorial team, while the awards for Album of the Year and Song of the Year will be chosen by the streaming data generated by Apple Music users.

Along with this announcement, Apple has also revealed the winners for each category, who are the following:

Artist of the Year: Billie Eilish 

After breaking out into the world and creating a global phenomena like no other, Billie Eilish and her 2019 album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” have earned the Artist of the Year award in the Apple Music Awards. Along with multiple performances and tours, including the world-renowned shows such as”Saturday Night Live” and others like “Coachella”, she has become one of the most popular and influential artist of the last few years.

Also, her aforementioned album, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”, has also won in the Album of the Year, but that’s not all. Her brother, Finneas O’Connell and her won the Songwriter of the Year award  for the same album, which was the most streamed album of 2019.

Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Lizzo

Lizzo, the rap and soul artist has created a big impact on the pop genre, redefining the image and stardom of this genre. With singles like “Cuz I Love You” and “Truth Hurts”, she has changed the pop landscape and the way a pop artist should sound with her innovative style and beats, making her one of the best artists of the year.

Song of the Year: “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X

The mix of genres and the creativity of the tune, as well as the odd but satisfying melody of “Old Town Road” has earned it the title of 2019’s most-played song. Lil Nas X portrayed different aspects of his life, as well as the ever-growing “meme culture” into a song that is sure to define this year and the sensation it generated for future generations. This, besides turning him into an overnight sensation, has earned him the Song of the Year award at the Apple Music Awards.

Apple and the Apple Music team announced an exciting presentation for the inaugural Apple Awards. Billie Eilish will perform at the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park on December 4 at 6:30 p.m. PST. This presentation will be streamed online by Apple at the time of the performance.

Apple has also designed a truly remarkable award for these categories. These were designed carefully to represent the outstanding craftsmanship and delicacy at creating the songs that rocked 2019. The award is made out of a 12-inch disc of silicon with copper layers that are deposited and patterned by ultraviolet litography. This all sits on an anodized aluminum body, presenting the characteristic look of an Apple product.

From the start, with the iPod and iTunes, all the way with Apple Music, Apple has acknowledged and increased the impact music has in our lives, and to see them celebrate creators in such way is truly remarkable.

What do you think about this? Which artists played on your AirPods or earbuds of choice during the year? Are you excited for Eilish’s performance? Tell us your opinion down below.

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