Billie Eilish to perform at inaugural Apple Music Awards Wednesday

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish performs at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on May 29, 2019. Joaquin Cabello/Staff

Apple, late Monday, unveiled that it will hold its own awards show honoring musicians. The Apple Music Awards will be live-streamed and held at the company’s Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, as well as include a performance by Billie Eilish to which fans can win tickets.

Eilish will take home the top honor as “Global Artist of the Year.”

The award show is meant to honor musicians who have had an impact on global culture, according to a news release from the tech company. Awards will be handed out in five categories, with winners selected through a process that reflects Apple Music’s editorial perspective and popular listener opinion.

Additional awards will honor the Songwriter of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year (both of which were determined by the Apple Music team, industry tastemakers and experts); and Album of the Year and Song of the Year, which were based on streaming data.

“The Apple Music Awards are designed to recognize the passion, energy and creativity of the world’s favorite artists,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of 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.”

Besides Artist of the Year, Eilish will receive the award for Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year for “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” It was the most streamed album of 2019 with more than a billion streams on Apple Music.

The Breakthrough Artist of the Year award goes to Lizzo. The Song of the Year award will go to Lil Nas X for “Old Town Road,” which was the most streamed song on Apple Music this year.

The performance will be live-streamed starting at 6:30 p.m.

Some Billie Eilish fans will win tickets to her performance. Earlier Monday, she teased the contest on social media.

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