Apple announced the winners of the second annual Apple Music Awards on November 18, 2020, in recognition of the most outstanding and brave musicians of 2020 and their tremendous influence on global culture. The Apple Music Awards achievements in five different categories, and selects the winners by reflecting the editorial views of Apple Music and the favorite programs of customers all over the world. The winners of the best global singer of the year, the best songwriter of the year and the breakthrough singer of the year are carefully selected by Apple Music's global editorial team composed of world-class experts and taste masters, as well as the best song of the year and best album awards "Best of the Year" is based on streaming data that reflects what Apple Music subscribers have been listening to this year.
The Apple Music Awards celebration in 2020
About the Apple Music Awards
Apple has designed a series of physics awards that represent the exquisite craftsmanship that is indispensable for creating music. Each award uses Apple's custom silicon wafer suspended between a polished glass sheet and a machined and anodized aluminum body. After months of processing and then cutting it into hundreds of individual chips, the results are amazing and unique. In a symbolic gesture, the same chips used in devices that make world music within reach are placed at the core of the Apple Music Awards.
The Apple Music Awards celebration will start on Monday, December 14, 2020, with a week of special performances, fan activities, interviews, etc. streaming on Apple Music, Apple Music TV and Apple TV apps.
Oliver Schusser, Vice President of Apple Music, said: "The Apple Music Awards are our opportunity to recognize incredible artists who we believe have deeply influenced and inspired the world and our customers, and help us feel the connection in this year's music and the beat. "We are planning to host an exciting music week in December, and we look forward to celebrating with these artists and their fans."
Lil Baby won the Global Artist of the Year Award; Megan Thee stallion, Taylor Swift and Roddy Ricch are also honored.
Artist of the Year: Lil Baby
In 2020, Lil Baby has become one of the best in hip-hop music, with billions of global music streams and multiple songs from "My Turn" topping the Apple Music Chart. With his profound and timely release of The Big Picture, he consolidated his position as the undisputed true voice of youth culture. His performance at Apple Music's Rap Life Live event is itself an outstanding moment of 2020. Since his debut on the mixtape in 2017, Lil Baby has been a fascinating voice-but 2020 is the year he becomes an undeniable global star.
Lil Baby said: "This year has changed me a lot. Now I am an artist. I think my voice can be heard through my music. I need to say something. My fans listened. Thank you very much, my fans. And thanks Apple Music for providing me with a special way to connect with fans."
Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Megan Thee (Megan Thee) Stallion
It’s safe to say that Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion (Megan Thee Stallion) has two first singles and a highly anticipated debut album. Her collaboration with Cardi B in "Wap" and Beyonce in the mix of "Savage" has been played more than 300 million times on Apple Music worldwide. Apple Music Up Next alumni are experiencing a breakthrough year that defines this distinction, and she is just getting started.
Megan Thee Stallion (Megan Thee Stallion) said: "I am very happy to be the Breakthrough Artist of the Year. For me, this is a great achievement. Apple Music has been with me for a long time. Before I became an Up Next singer, I was very grateful and grateful. I will always love you just like me."
Best Song of the Year: Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift)
Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift) is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding and decorated songwriters in the music industry, and "Folklore" is no exception. In the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, "Folklore" was written and recorded in isolation, so it immediately became the top spot on the Apple Music album chart and created the most popular pop album on the day of release. With annoying third-person stories about love triangles, ghosts, and trauma, "Folklore" is a lyrical masterpiece.
Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift) said: "It will be exciting to win the songwriter of the year in any capacity in any year, but I think this year is really special, because songwriting is to keep me and my fans. It’s a matter of contact. This is of great significance to me, because the way fans respond to the songs I wrote and the emotional communication is my real way forward this year. Therefore, I really want to thank the fans, for Apple Music Everyone, thank you for everything."
Best Album of the Year: "Please forgive me anti-social" by Roddy Ricch
Since the successful release of "The Box", Compton rapper's first album "Please Forgive Me Anti-Social" has attracted more than 1.5 billion Apple Music streams worldwide since its release.
Roddy Ritchie said: "My first mobile phone is the iPhone. Crazy music creation has brought me to the point where platforms like Apple can praise me or put me on the dock. I just appreciate Apple Music the most. This award motivates me to work harder. It confirms that I am on the right path and do my best to achieve my best."
About Apple Music
Apple has always paid attention to the development of the music sector. With the help of iPod and iTunes, Apple once completely changed the music experience by putting a thousand songs in your pocket. Today, Apple Music, with more than 70 million songs, thousands of playlists, and daily selections from the world’s best music experts (including all artists and hosts), is daily on its Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits and Apple broadcasts Music Country live worldwide. Since 2015, Apple Music has attracted tens of millions of subscribers in 167 countries. With seamless streaming to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, HomePod and CarPlay, Apple Music is the most complete music experience on earth. Apple Music can also be used on popular smart TVs, smart speakers, Android and Windows devices, etc. It is also available online at music.apple.com.
Apple introduced the Macintosh in 1984, thereby revolutionizing personal technology. Today, Apple is the world leader in innovation for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple's five software platforms (iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS) provide a seamless experience on all Apple devices and provide people with breakthrough services, including App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple's more than 100,000 employees are committed to producing the best products in the world and making the world better than we found.