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Apple Music Awards: Lil Baby takes home the big one

Published by Andile Sicetsha

The second annual Apple Music Awards took place in the wee hours of Thursday (CAT) and standing out as a beacon of Hip-Hop music was Lil Baby.

Lil Baby takes home big honours at Apple Music Awards

The Atlanta rapper took home the prized Artist of the Year award, marking a flawless 2020 in music.

Reflecting on his win, Lil Baby said:

“This year has changed me a lot. Now that I’m an artist, I feel like my voice can get heard through my music and I needed to say something. And my fans listened. So thank you to my fans and thank you to Apple Music for giving me a special way to connect to my fans.”

Apple Music Awards winners: The complete list

These are the rest of the winners at this year’s Apple Music Awards:

  • Artist of the Year – Lil Baby
  • Breakthrough Artist of the Year – Megan Thee Stallion
  • Songwriter of the Year – Taylor Swift
  • Top Song of the Year – Roddy Ricch with The Box
  • Top Album of the Year – Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial by Roddy Ricch

Week-long festival is coming in December, Apple Music says

The Apple Music Awards was more of an editorial announcement than an event. According to the streaming service, decisions made on category winners were derived from editorial choices and streaming data.

To celebrate the winners, Apple Music will be hosting a week-long virtual festival with “special performances, fan events, interviews, and more, streaming worldwide on Apple Music, Apple Music TV, and the Apple TV app.”

“We have an exciting week of music planned in December and are very much looking forward to celebrating together with these artists and their fans,” president of Apple Music and Beats, Oliver Schusser said.