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Apple Music Awards 2020: Taylor Swift named songwriter of the year

Taylor Swift named Songwriter Of The Year at Apple Music Awards 2020 for the hugely successful folklore album

Apple announced the winners for its second annual Apple Music Awards.

And Taylor Swift was named Songwriter Of The Year after the surprise release of her critically and commercially acclaimed album, Folklore, which is the first album of 2020 to sell over a million copies.

During a recorded acceptance speech, the pop superstar highlighted the importance her songwriting has played in a year when music artists’ ability to tour and perform in front of a live audience has stalled due to COVID-19.

Honored: Taylor Swift was named Songwriter of the Year at the Apple Music Awards 2020

Honored: Taylor Swift was named Songwriter of the Year at the Apple Music Awards 2020

Winning Songwriter of the Year in any capacity in any year would be so exciting, but I think it’s really special because this particular year was a year where I really feel like songwriting was the only thing that got me in. could keep in touch with fans I couldn’t see the concert, ”Swift said in an Apple Music press release.

Dressed in a black top and white turtleneck she added: ‘I couldn’t reach out and touch someone’s hand in the front row, I couldn’t take pictures with fans so this means a lot to me. ‘

The 10-time Grammy winner went on to share how her songwriting and fan feedback has also helped her cheer her up during these uncertain times of the past eight months since the coronavirus was considered a pandemic in mid-March.

‘My songwriting, and the way fans react to the songs I write, and the kind of dialogue back and forth, and that kind of emotional exchange, is what makes me feel like I’ve really stayed on my feet this year. And for that I really want to thank the fans, ” concluded Swift.

Deeper meaning: In her recorded acceptance speech, Swift revealed that the award has' special meaning 'in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic because' songwriting was the only thing that could keep me in touch with fans I couldn't see in concert '

Deeper meaning: In her recorded acceptance speech, Swift revealed that the award has' special meaning 'in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic because' songwriting was the only thing that could keep me in touch with fans I couldn't see in concert '

Deeper meaning: In her recorded acceptance speech, Swift revealed that the award has’ special meaning ‘in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic because’ songwriting was the only thing that could keep me in touch with fans I couldn’t see in concert ‘

Motivation: The 10-time Grammy winner also shared how her songwriting and fan feedback has helped her cheer her up in these uncertain times

Motivation: The 10-time Grammy winner also shared how her songwriting and fan feedback has helped her cheer her up in these uncertain times

Motivation: The 10-time Grammy winner also shared how her songwriting and fan feedback has helped her cheer her up in these uncertain times

Along with her blonde locks in a pop cropped and red lipstick in the Apple Music Awards video, many of her so-called Swiftie fans have noted how similar her style is to her red era (2012), which she just talked about in her recent interview with Rolling stone.

Folklore debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making it her seventh consecutive number one album in the United States, a first for a female artist. It topped the charts for eight weeks, making it the longest-running number one album from 2017 to 2020.

Written and recorded while isolated thanks to COVID-19, Swift collaborated on 11 of the 16 new songs on the album with multi-instrumentalist Aaron Dessner of indie rock band The National.

Huge hit! Swift's album Folklore debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making it her seventh consecutive number one album in the US, a first for a female artist.

Huge hit! Swift's album Folklore debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making it her seventh consecutive number one album in the US, a first for a female artist.

Huge hit! Swift’s album Folklore debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making it her seventh consecutive number one album in the US, a first for a female artist.

The Apple Music Awards honor music achievements in five categories.

Songwriter of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Breakthrough Artist of the Year are chosen by Apple Music’s global editors

Top Track of the Year and Top Album of the Year are based on streaming data from Apple Music subscribers listened to this year.

The other winners in 2020 were: Lil Baby for Artist Of The Year, Megan Thee Stallion took home Breakthrough Artist Of The Year and Roddy Ricch won Top Song Of The Year for The Box and Top Album Of The Year with Please Excuse Me for Being Anti-Social.

Silver Lining: Folklore was written and included in isolation due to COVID-19

Silver Lining: Folklore was written and included in isolation due to COVID-19

Silver Lining: Folklore was written and included in isolation due to COVID-19

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