Apple has announced the first “Apple Music Awards” that honor the successes in music in five different categories.
In addition to announcing the App Store’s Best of 2019 , Apple is also launching its first Apple Music Awards
We present the new Apple Music Awards, designed to celebrate the best and most daring artists of 2019 and the enormous impact they have had on world culture. The Apple Music Awards pay homage to the achievements in the music field in five different categories. The winners are chosen through a process that reflects at the same time the point of view of our editorial staff and the preferences of customers from all over the world.
The winners of the Global Artist of the Year , Songwriter of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year awards have been personally selected by the editors of Apple Music experts and trendsetters and assigned to artists who put passion into their art, challenge industry conventions and they show a strong sense of humanity, which drives listeners to follow them even for what they are and not just for their music. The awards for Album of the Year and Song of the Year are based on streaming data and reflect what Apple Music subscribers have listened to in the last year.And the winners are:
Artist of the Year: Billie Eilish
Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Lizzo
Song of the Year: “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X
Apple Music will celebrate the inaugural Apple Music Award with a special performance by Billie Eilish at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, a totally new show of what has been hailed as the artist of the year. This exclusive event will be broadcast live in the whole world on December 4th.
An unmistakably Apple award
Apple has designed a series of awards to celebrate the extraordinary art of musical creation. Each prize is composed of a custom-made silicon wafer, suspended between a polished glass plate and a machined and anodized aluminum body. At the beginning of the manufacturing process, the wafers are composed of a silicon disk about 30 cm wide and uniform at the nano metric level. The copper layers are deposited and modeled by ultraviolet lithography to create connections between billions of transistors. The result of this long process, before it is cut to create hundreds of chips, is unique and surprising. As a symbolic gesture, at the heart of the Apple Music Awards are the same chips that we find in devices that bring music from around the world to your fingertips.