Apple is also launching its first-ever Apple Music Awards as well as announcing its App Store Best of 2019 today. The company says it’s handpicked winners for the year’s Global Artist, the year’s songwriter and the year’s Artist Breakthrough. It gave the most streamed song and album awards as well.
With Billie Eilish picking up three awards, Apple is celebrating the first year of the Apple Music Awards with a Steve Jobs Theater performance by the artist. Tomorrow at 6:30 PST, the event will be live-streamed.
For Artist of the Year, Eilish took home awards and her album ‘ WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?It was Apple Music’s most downloaded album in 2019, so it claims the Album of the Year award. Additionally, Eilish and her brother won the award for the Year’s Songwriter.
Breakthrough Artist of the Year goes to Lizzo, while Lil Nas X has been awarded Song of the Year for the Old Town Road viral sensation song.
The winners receive prime placement and physical awards in the Apple Music Browse tab. Apple has created custom awards featuring custom silicon from Apple in a 12-inch disk, a modern vinyl throwback.