Apple Music’s Artist of the Year – France, Aya Nakamura, never dreamed of becoming an international superstar, but the 26 year old French pop singer’s authentic melodies and effortless charisma have made her hard to ignore. Her 2021 hit single, “Bobo,” and third studio album ‘AYA’ have captured the attention of the world, and the interest of collaborators like Major Lazer and Maluma. No matter how high this star flies, she plans to aim her focus on her roots, and sing for the people who made her who she is today. Watch the 2021 Apple Music Awards now: https://apple.co/Awards2021YT
The Apple Music Awards honor achievements in music across five distinct categories, and winners are chosen through a process that reflects both Apple Music’s editorial perspective and what listeners around the world are loving most. The winners for global Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Breakthrough Artist of the Year were hand-selected by Apple Music’s global editorial team of world-class experts and tastemakers, and the awards for Top Song of the Year and Top Album of the Year are based on streaming data that is reflective of what Apple Music subscribers have been listening to this year.