Although the music industry holds 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 recognized artists such as Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion and Taylor Swift. Although all are of American origin, each has their own style, ranging from hip hop to rap to pop.
The winners are chosen through a process of analysis of the Apple Music service, both by the professionals who work there and taking into account what their customers have heard the most during these months.
When are the 2021 Apple Music Awards?
It is not yet known when the 2021 edition of the Apple Music Awards will be held, but given that the first two took place at the end of the year, it is expected to be in December. next.
In 2020, we met the winners almost a month before the awards ceremony, so it may be November 2021 that we know who the lucky ones will be. It’s a bit early to make predictions.
What are the categories of the Apple Music Awards?
The Apple Music Awards are divided into five categories:
- World Artist of the Year
- Revolutionary Artist of the Year
- Composer of the Year
- Song of the year
- Album of the year
Without too 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 received the Composer 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 was, in 2019, for “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, while in its second edition, Apple awarded “The Box” by Roddy Ricch. Without a doubt, these two were among the most listened to songs on the platform in their respective years.
Album of the Year 2019 was When we all fall asleep, where do we go? also by Billie Eilish and co-produced by Finneas, while in 2020 he 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. CST, while in Europe it was 3.30 p.m. the next day. .
Last year the prices were a bit different, and not just because of COVID. Apple decided to celebrate them in style with a week full of special performances, fan events, interviews, and more.
We still do not know many details about the Apple Music Awards in 2021, but it is clear that to enjoy the content you will need 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.