Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X nab music honours from Apple

Billie Eilish will be the first recipient of the Apple Music Award for global artist of the year, one of three honours for the pop singer.

Apple announced Monday that Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? has been named album of the year. Eilish and her brother Finneas will also receive songwriter of the year honours.

Eilish will perform a live-streamed concert from the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, Calif., beginning at 6:30 p.m. PST on Wednesday.

Lizzo has been named the breakthrough artist of the year.

Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road is the company’s pick for song of the year.

The company says its album and song of the year honours are determined by streams on its Apple Music service. Other awards are determined by Apple Music’s editorial team. 

Last month, Eilish, Lizzo and Lil Nas X were revealed as the leading nominees for the upcoming Grammy Awards.

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