Each week we'll bring you the best radio shows, playlists, and exclusives that Apple Music has to offer!


This week, subscribers can watch a new interview between Beats 1 anchor Zane Lowe and Elton John, on the occasion of John's 70th birthday. The hour-long chat covers John's career, as well as what interests him in music these days.

Best of Beats 1

One of the best parts of Apple's Beats 1 is the lineup of unique shows that the station has assembled. Apple Music subscribers can listen to each full episode on demand, or skip to the new playlist with tracks from that week's show. This week, we've got new episodes from Elton John, Pharrell Williams, and Jehnny Beth.

  • Rocket Hour - Elton John speaks with Father John Misty about his new album, Pure Comedy, while Hanni El Khatib also calls in to the show. This week's episode features music from Anna Wise, Neil Young, Maren Morris, and more.

  • OTHERtone - Joey Bada$$ shows up in this episode to talk about his project, ALL-AMERIKKKAN BASA$$. This episode's playlist includes work from O.C., Statik Selektah, and Drake.

  • Start Making Sense - Musician Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent, stops by the show to talk to host Jehnny Beth about art, film, and music. Naturally, the playlist for this episode features music from St. Vincent, as well as artists like Fatima, Michael Jackson, and Nirvana.

Essential Playlists

Apple Music features a number of carefully curated playlists built both by its own experts as well as several influential publications and companies. These lists highlight the week's best music, interesting artists that you should be listening to, and more, and are constantly updated with fresh tracks.

  • Drake Essentials - Drake has a new project out in the wild, so what better time to take a look back on his career so far. This list has tracks from across Drake's collection of albums and mixtapes, including Thank Me Later, Views, and If You're Reading This It's Too Late. - Get the playlist
  • The Apple Music List - Apple Music editors across the world have put their stamps of approval on the music on this list, a continually-updating collection of the top hits around the world. Right now, you can check out music from the likes of David Guerra, Khalid, Lorde, and Sed Sheeran. - Get the playlist
  • Wake Me Up! - Get up and get moving with this list from Apple Music. Often featuring great new music to start off your day, the list currently features music from Bruno Mars, Astrid S, and Computer Games. - Get the playlist

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