The Weeknd has just won the title of World Artist of the Year at the Apple Music Awards 2021. Apple recently released the list of its winners for the third edition.
The Weeknd: Global Artist of the Year at the Apple Music Awards
Apple named The Weeknd as its Global Artist of the Year for the 2021 Apple Music Awards. The winners of Apple’s third annual awards ceremony were announced on Tuesday, November 30.
“I am so grateful for this huge honor and I want to thank Apple for all their support, not only for my work, but also for the great music from newer artists, where it is so important that the creators are found and supported,” said told The Weeknd about his victory.
Apple has also spoken about its choice of winners.
“The past 12 months have turned out to be a remarkable year for music, and we’re thrilled to honor the artists who shape culture and connect with fans around the world on Apple Music,” said Oliver Schusser, vice-president. president of Apple Music and Beats.
The Global Artist of the Year recently touched on his upcoming album, The Dawn, during an interview with Billboard.
“Imagine the album as if the listener is dead. And they’re stuck in this purgatory state, which I’ve always imagined being stuck in traffic waiting to reach the light at the end of the tunnel. And while you’re stuck in traffic, a radio station goes by in the car, with an animator guiding you towards the light and helping you get to the other side. It can be celebration or sadness, whatever you like, but that’s what The Dawn is to me, ”he told the outlet. “
Recall that The Weeknd’s latest album, After Hours, became his fourth number one album in the United States in March 2020. It includes several of the singer’s greatest hits, including “Blinding Lights”, which was recently named by Billboard as Hot 100 song number 1 of all time.