Everything you need to know about the Apple Music Awards

Although the music industry has award ceremonies as important as the Grammy Awards, Apple dared in 2019 to enter this world with the creation of the Apple Music Awards. In 2020, the company once again awarded the best of the year.

In these first two editions, Apple awarded artists such as Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion and Taylor Swift. Although all of them are of American origin, each one has its own style, going from hip hop to rap, going through pop.

The winners are chosen through a process of analysis of the Apple Music service, both by the professionals who work in it and taking into account what their customers have heard the most during those months.

When are the 2021 Apple Music Awards held?

The date on which the 2021 edition of the Apple Music Awards will be held is not yet known, but considering that the first two have taken place at the end of the year, it is expected that it will be next December.

In 2020, we met the winners almost a month before the awards ceremony took place, so it may be November 2021 when we know who the lucky ones will be. It’s a bit early to make predictions.

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What categories make up the Apple Music Awards?

The Apple Music Awards are divided into five categories:

  • Global Artist of the Year
  • Breakthrough Artist of the Year
  • Composer of the year
  • Song of the year
  • Album of the year

Without many surprises, Billie Eilish won the first Artist of the Year award in 2019, while in 2020 it was Lil Baby. Eilish and her brother Finneas also got the Songwriter of the Year award in 2019, but last year it went to Taylor Swift.

These two categories, along with Revelation Artist of the Year (for Lizzo in 2019 and for Megan Thee Stallion in 2020), are chosen by a team of Apple Music experts, while the rest represent the tastes of its users.

The Song of the Year award in 2019 went to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”, while in its second edition, Apple awarded Roddy Ricch’s “The Box”. Without a doubt, these two were among the most listened to songs on the platform in their respective years.

The 2019 Album of the Year was When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? also by Billie Eilish and co-produced by Finneas, while in 2020 it was Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial by Roddy Ricch.

¿Se televisan los Apple Music Awards?

In 2019, Apple Music customers were able to enjoy an exclusive event from the platform, which took place on December 4 of that year at 6:30 p.m. (California time), when in Spain it was 3:30 p.m. next day.

Last year, the awards looked a bit different, and not just because of COVID. Apple decided to celebrate in style with a week full of special performances, fan events, interviews and much more.

We still don’t know many details about the 2021 Apple Music Awards, but it is clear that to enjoy the content it will be necessary to be subscribed to Apple Music, which is priced at € 9.99 per month. You can try the service for free for the first three months.


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