Apple announces winners of second annual Apple Music Awards
Apple has announced the winners of its second annual Apple Music Awards, with Lil Baby winning the top award of global Artist of the Year, and Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift, and Roddy Ricch also being honored.
Apple started the Apple Music Awards last year, with winning artists receiving an award that has a custom silicon wafer suspended between a polished sheet of glass and a machined aluminum body.
Starting the week of Monday, December 14, 2020, Apple will host Apple Music Awards celebrations including a week of special performances, fan events, interviews, and more, available through the Apple Music and the Apple TV app.
Rapper Lil Baby has been crowned global Artist of the Year, with billions of global streams and multiple tracks from “My Turn” topping the Apple Music charts.
Megan Thee Stallion has been named Apple’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year, with her collaboration with Cardi B on “WAP” and with Beyoncé on the “Savage” remix collectively being played on Apple Music more than 300 million times globally.
The Songwriter of the Year award goes to Taylor Swift, with her latest album “folklore” instantly topping the Apple Music albums charts, setting the record for the most streamed pop album on release day.
Apple’s final award, Song of the Year, goes to Roddy Ricch’s “The Box,” which has more than 460 million Apple Music streams worldwide to date, topping the charts for more weeks than any other song in 2020.