Apple has launched its music awards. It was named the Apple Music Awards. Each year will choose performers in five categories. Professional editors will name the best, but the preferences of users of the service will also be taken into account. Already named the top five in 2019.
The winners in the categories “Artist of the year,” “Best Songwriter” and “Breakthrough of the year” will be selected by the international team of editors of Apple Music. The team includes music critics as well as opinion leaders, the company’s press service reported. However, the winners will be named not only the most talented performers.
To earn the prize, you also need to be an outstanding person. In addition, it is expected that the winners will embody the best human qualities. Apple will thus try to select among the winners not only those who sing well but also is just a good person.
In the two remaining categories, “Album of the year” and “Song of the year,” the winners will be determined according to streaming data. In other words, the two nominations will be won by those who were most listened to during the year.
“The Apple Music Awards honor the world’s most popular artists for their commitment to excellence, enthusiasm, and extraordinary creativity,” explained Oliver Schusser, Vice President of Apple Music and international content.
The winners of the 2019 Apple Music Awards are already known. Artist of the year was Billie Eilish, the best songwriter recognized brother Billy, known as FINNEAS. Breakthrough of the year named soul singer Lizzo: she combined twerk with playing the flute.
The song Old Town Road performed by Lil Nas X was named the best song of the year. Album WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? authored by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS will be awarded “Album of the year” as the most popular: in 2019, Apple Music users listened to it more than a billion times. So this year the brother and sister had a real benefit.
And not only in the virtual world but also in the real world. Apple decided that it would be fair to give the winners a big stage and a multi-million audience. Apple Music will show a live stream of Billy Ailish from Steve Jobs Theater. The concert will begin on December 5.