Just yesterday, Apple announced the inaugural Apple Music Awards and it’s happening today! Vice President of Apple Music and International Content, Oliver Schusser said, “The Apple Music Awards are designed to recognize the passion, energy, and creativity of the world’s favorite artists. The musically diverse group of inaugural winners has sparked deep social conversation, influenced culture and inspired our customers around the world. We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate them.”

A team comes together in order to select the winners of their Global Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Album of the Year and Song of the Year are selected based on the streaming data and what has been played the most throughout the entire year.

“Truth Hurts” singer Lizzo was announced as the Breakthrough Artist of the Year while Lil Nas was announced the winner of Song of the Year for his banger, “Old Town Road.”

Artist of the Year is Billie Eilish, she will perform LIVE at the Steve Jobs Theatre today.

Congratulations to these amazing artists for their accomplishments in 2019!