Wizkid, Olivia Rodrigo, The Weeknd among Apple Music Awards winners

Olivia Rodrigo, The Weeknd and Wizkid are among the winners of the Apple Music Awards 2021 Music News reports.

The report says that third iteration of the tech giant’s annual prize-giving sees ‘good 4 u’ hitmaker Olivia, 18, honoured with Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for ‘SOUR’, and Song of the Year for ‘driver’s license’, which spent eight consecutive weeks at number one in the US, and was certified quadruple platinum.

She said: “I did my first interview for ‘drivers license’ with Apple Music, and so much has happened since then.

“It’s truly surreal. Thank you to Apple Music for these amazing awards.”

‘Blinding Lights’ hitmaker The Weeknd has been named Global Artist of the Year, following the record-breaking success of the hit single and the album ‘After Hours’.

The 31-year-old megastar – whose real name is Abel Tesfaye – said: “I’m so grateful for this huge honour and want to thank Apple for all its support, not only for my work but also for great music by newer artists, where it matters so much for creators to be found and supported.”

Elsewhere, Songwriter of the Year went to H.E.R…

The 24-year-old R&B star commented: “I am very honoured and blessed to receive this recognition.

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