2020 Apple Music Awards Winners Announced

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Apple has announced the winners of its second annual Apple Music Awards (based on five categories), which it says is for “recognizing the best and boldest musicians of 2020 and their enormous impact on global culture.”

“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, in a statement. “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.”

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  • Global Artist of the Year: Lil Baby
  • Songwriter of the Year: Taylor Swift
  • Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Megan Thee Stallion
  • Top Song of the Year: “The Box” by Roddy Ricch
  • Top Album of the Year: “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” by Roddy Ricch

The first three categories above were chosen by Apple Music’s editorial team, while the top song and top album of the year winners were based on streaming data from Apple Music subscribers.

Artists will receive a physical Apple Music Award, which “features Apple’s custom silicon wafer suspended between a polished sheet of glass and a machined and anodized aluminum body.”

The Apple Music Awards celebration starts 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.”