After issuing a plethora of new hardware this year, starting from new iPads and finishing with the AirPods Pro, Apple is reserving a stage today entirely for its new adventures in content and media. The Apple Music Awards honor achievements in music across five distinct categories and winners are chosen through a process that reflects the service's editorial perspective, combined with what customers around the world are loving most.
Billie Eilish will be the first recipient of the Apple Music Award for global artist of the year, one of three honours for the pop singer. The first Spotify Awards event will be held in March 5 in Mexico City (the service's biggest single market) and broadcast live on TNT in all Spanish-language countries in the region.
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Apple Music competitor Spotify also recently announced its own music awards, with winners picked based on streaming and user engagement data.
In addition to a dedicated Apple Music Awards page inside the Apple Music service itself, Apple will be celebrating the awards with a globally live-streamed performance from the big victor, Billie Eilish, whose breakout album was streamed on Apple Music over a billion times in 2019, the most of any album on the service.
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Viral rapper Lil Nas X took Song of the Year for his runaway hit "Old Town Road", which Apple says was its most-streamed song this year.
Apple has made a habit of honoring some of the top apps, music, books, podcasts, and more on an annual basis at year's end, and this year is no different. Copper layers are deposited and patterned by ultraviolet lithography to create connections between billions of transistors. The Apple Music Awards will be streamed live on December 4 at 6:30PM Pacific Standard Time from the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple's Cupertino headquarters, with a performance by Eilish. In a symbolic gesture, the same chips which power the devices that put the world's music at your fingertips sit at the very heart of the Apple Music Awards.
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