Apple Music Award winners and year-end chart highlights revealed; see if your favourite artist, track made the cut [details] - IBTimes India

Apple Music Award winners and year-end chart highlights revealed; see if your favourite artist, track made the cut [details] – IBTimes India

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Apple has announced the winners of the third annual Apple Music Awards, which recognise “the best artists of 2021 and their influence on global culture.”

Apple has named The Weeknd as Global Artist of the Year, Olivia Rodrigo as the Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Rodrigo also bagged the Album of the Year award for her debut album, “SOUR,” and Single of the Year for “drivers license.”

Olivia Rodrigo wins Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year at the third annual Apple Music Awards.Apple

The Apple Music Awards honour achievements in music across five distinct categories — “Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Top Song of the Year, and Top Album of the Year — and winners are chosen through a process that reflects both Apple Music’s editorial perspective and what customers around the world are listening to the most.

H.E.R. wins Songwriter of the Year at the third annual Apple Music Awards.Apple

“The past 12 months have proved to be a remarkable year for music, and we’re thrilled to honour the artists who are shaping culture and connecting with fans around the world on Apple Music,” Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats said in a statement.

Wizkid wins Artist of the Year (Africa) at the third annual Apple Music Awards.Apple

“This year we’re also recognising more regional artists, showing the world the impact of extraordinary talented musicians who are making waves globally.”

The Weeknd wins Global Artist of the Year at the third annual Apple Music Awards.Apple

This year, the Apple Music Awards will introduce a new category of awards for Regional Artist of the Year, recognising artists from five countries and regions: Africa, France, Germany, Japan, and Russia. The Regional Artist of the Year awards recognise artists who made the greatest impact culturally and on the charts in their respective countries and regions.

RIN wins Artist of the Year (Germany) at the third annual Apple Music Awards.Apple

The Apple Music Awards celebration kicks off on December 7, with interviews, original content, and more all streaming worldwide on Apple Music and the Apple TV app.

Scriptonite wins Artist of the Year (Russia) at the third annual Apple Music Awards.Apple

Apple Music top charts

Apple has revealed the biggest tracks of the year and top tracks that made it to users’ playlists. Apple has jolted down various categories and popular tracks in them. 

Chart Toppers

“This year we witnessed 6 out of the Top 10 and 56 out of the Top 100 being Indian songs indicating growing popularity of local content amongst our listeners. In a year which didn’t have many big releases 26 songs in the Top 100 are under the Bollywood label and 16 songs fall under the Punjabi label,” Apple said.

Apple MusicApple.com (screen-grab)

Here are the top 10 picks based on Indians’ listening habits, right from the tracks to artists and more.

Top 10 Songs

Top 10 Albums

Top 10 Artists

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