Lizzo and Lil Nas X will also be celebrated at the event.
Apple has announced its first annual Apple Music Awards, which the company is calling a celebration of “best and boldest musicians of 2019” and their impact on global culture. The streaming service is giving out five awards in its first year; global artist of the year, songwriter of the year and breakthrough artist of the year were selected by Apple Music’s editorial team, while album of the year and song of the year are decided by streaming data from the platform.
“The Apple Music Awards are designed to recognize the passion, energy and creativity of the world’s favorite artists,” said Oliver Schusser, vp Apple Music and international content. “The musically diverse group of inaugural winners have sparked deep social conversation, influenced culture and inspired our customers around the world. We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate them.”