The First Apple Music Awards Announces Winners

Billie Eilish. Photo by C Flanigan/imageSPACE/Shutterstock (10441999fs)

After launching their own streaming service, Apple took another step to solidify their domination in the world of entertainment with the Apple Music Awards. The list of winners is now here, and it was topped by Billie Eilish.

The young singer was honored with the Apple’s global artist of the year award, but this was only one of three awards she received. Eilish’s debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? had over billion streams on Apple Music this year, and ended up receiving the album of the year award.

The songwriter of the year award went to Eilish and her brother Finneas, who co-wrote all of the songs on her first album. Lizzo was honored with the breakthrough artist of the year award, while Lil Nas X received the song of the year award for his chart-topping smash hit “Old Town Road”.

According to Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music and international content, the goal of these awards is to recognize the passion, energy and creativity of the world’s favorite artists. They’ll celebrate the honorees with Eilish’s live-streamed show, taking place at the Steve Jobs Theater on December 4th.