2020 Apple Music award winners share reactions and performance videos on YouTube


Apple announced the winners of its second annual Apple Music awards a month ago, and the winners have now begun posting to YouTube their reactions to winning, as well as performances of a number of their songs.

Some of the newly uploaded videos on Apple Music’s YouTube channel include:

You can enjoy these videos in the Apple Music Awards 2020 playlist on YouTube. You may also want to create a personalized Apple Music playlist with your top songs of the year by following our tutorial. As for these new performance and reaction videos, Lil Baby in a 13-minute video talks about his home town and live performances. Taylor Swift has the longest video, running nearly an hour long, and features an interview with Apple Music One host Zane Lowe.

Apple writes:

A celebration of the winners of the 2nd annual Apple Music Awards, with special performances and fan events from the best and boldest musicians of 2020.

The Apple Music Awards honor achievements in music across five distinct categories, and winners are chosen through a process that reflects both Apple Music’s editorial perspective and what listeners around the world are loving most. The winners for global Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year were hand-selected by Apple Music’s global editorial team of world-class experts and tastemakers, and the awards for Top Song of the Year and Top Album of the Year are based on streaming data that is reflective of what Apple Music subscribers have been listening to this year.

The 2020 Apple Music Top Album of the Year was “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” by Roddy Ricch, which has accumulated more than 460 million Apple Music streams worldwide. The rapper’s debut album, “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial,” has run up more than 1.5 billion Apple Music streams worldwide since its release.

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Taylor Swift won Songwriter of the Year for her work on the album “folklore” which topped the Apple Music albums chart and set the record for the most-streamed pop album on release day. Megan Thee Stallion won Breakthrough Artist of the Year with two #1 singles and her debut album on the way. Her collaborations with Cardi B on “WAP” and with Beyoncé on the “Savage” remix have collectively been played on Apple Music more than 300 million times globally.

Each winner has received an Apple-designed custom silicon wafer suspended between a polished sheet of glass and an anodized aluminum body.