Billie Eilish kicked off the Apple Music Awards Wednesday night with a live performance. The show streamed live from the Steve Jobs Theater.
Eilish is Apple’s Global Artist of the Year, along with Songwriter of the Year, shared with brother Finneas. And that’s not all Apple’s Billie Eilish news, either.
Apple is also reportedly negotiating the rights to a documentary on Eilish. This will be streamed on Apple TV+ in 2020. The documentary will be directed by R.J. Cutler, the documentarian behind The World According to Dick Cheney and The September Issue. Apple could pay as much as $25 million for the film.
In addition, to Eilish, a number of other musicians were recipients of the first ever Apple Music awards. Lizzo, who scored hits with “Cuz I Love You” and “Truth Hurts,” was named Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Lil Nas X track “Old Town Road,” the biggest single of 2019, won Song of the Year.
Apple designed a series of special trophies for its winners. They feature Apple’s custom silicon wafer suspended between a sheet of polished glass and a machined, anodized aluminum body. It reportedly takes several months to manufacture each one.
Currently Apple Music is the second biggest music streaming service behind Spotify.