Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift win Apple Music Awards

  • FILE - Roddy Ricch performs at the 7th annual BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 21, 2019.  Ricch, whose successful year included a Grammy win, No. 1 album and No. 1 song, won two Apple Music honors that were based on streaming data. His debut album, 'úPlease Excuse Me for Being Antisocial," has been streamed more than 1.5 billion times on the platform and was named top album of the year. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - Roddy Ricch performs at the 7th annual BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 21, 2019. Ricch, whose successful year included a Grammy win, No. 1 album and No. 1 song, won two Apple Music honors that were based on streaming data. His debut album, 'úPlease Excuse Me for Being Antisocial," has been streamed more than 1.5 billion times on the platform and was named top album of the year. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

  • FILE - Lil Baby performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 23, 2019. Rapper Lil Baby has been named artist of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - Lil Baby performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 23, 2019. Rapper Lil Baby has been named artist of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

  • FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Swift was named songwriter of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Swift was named songwriter of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, Megan Thee Stallion performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. The rapper won breakthrough artist of the year  at the second annual Apple Music Awards.  (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, Megan Thee Stallion performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. The rapper won breakthrough artist of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

 
 
Posted11/19/2020 7:00 AM

NEW YORK -- Rapper Lil Baby has been named artist of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards.

The rapper, who topped the charts this year with his sophomore album 'úMy Turn" and reached the No. 3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his hit 'úThe Bigger Picture," was hand-selected by the streaming service's global editorial team to win the title. The editorial team also named Taylor Swift songwriter of the year and Megan Thee Stallion breakthrough artist of the year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Roddy Ricch, whose successful year included a Grammy win, No. 1 album and No. 1 song, won two Apple Music honors that were based on streaming data. His debut album, 'úPlease Excuse Me for Being Antisocial," has been streamed more than 1.5 billion times on the platform and was named top album of the year. His smash hit 'úThe Box" logged more than 460 million Apple Music streams and was crowned top song of the year.

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