Apple Music Awards 2019, for the very first time, were held in the US this week. The music streaming platform combined jury and audience scores to award the best artists, songs, and albums this year. While rockstar Billie Eilish took home the coveted Artist of the Year award, Lil Nas X's Old Town Road was deemed best song in 2019. Here is a look at all the awards given out at Apple Music Awards 2019.
Global Artist of the Year: Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish was awarded the first-ever Global Artist of the Year at Apple Music Awards for her outstanding popularity in the international music scene this year. Apple Music rewarded the artist's blunt relatability that made her debut album, “WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?" the most played album on Apple Music this year. She also became a global style icon selling out her upcoming 2020 WHERE DO WE GO?
Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Lizzo
Lizzo won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the first-ever Apple Music Awards because her "rap and soul supernova [have] redefined the terms and image of pop stardom". The rapper's Cuz I Love You and Truth Hurts ruled chartbusters this year as Apple Music subscribers streamed her songs millions of times.
Song of the Year: Old Town Road by Lil Nas X
While Lizzo and Billie Eilish were given artist awards, the Song of the Year went to Old Town Road, composed by Lil Nas X. This is because this genre-blurring, homemade anthem was the biggest single of 2019 and the most streamed song on Apple Music this year. Old Town Road turned Lil Nas X into an overnight superstar.
Album of the Year: WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (Billie Eilish)
The debut album that got Billie Eilish into the chartbusters, WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? won the Best Album of the Year at this year's Apple Music Awards. The album has been co-written and produced by her brother, songwriting prodigy FINNEAS. It was the most streamed album of 2019 with more than a billion streams on Apple Music.
Songwriter of the Year: Billie Eilish and FINNEAS
As expected, Billie Eilish and brother FINNEAS are songwriters of the year from Apple Music.