Best new playlists, shows, and exclusives on Apple Music in November 2018


This week, check out an exclusive interview between Apple Music's Up Next artist H.E.R. and Beats 1 anchor Ebro Darden.

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 Vince Staples, Ezra Koenig, and Noisey.

  • Rocket Hour - On this week's show, Elton John talks to rock band Greta Van Fleet, while playing music from Rosie Lowe, LANY, John Grant, and Brandi Carlile.
  • The Echo Chamber - On the latest show, Mike D features readings from the Beastie Boys Book, with readings by Kim Gordon, Jarvis Cocker, LL Cool J, and Chuck D. Music includes work from Fela Kuti Nas, Joey Purp, and Quavo.
  • The Alligator Hour - Horror movie icon Elvira joins Josh for this week's show to play her favorite songs. The playlist includes work from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Aretha Franklin, Genoa Raven, and Johnny Cash.

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.

Music playlists

  • Best of the Week - The Apple Music team has collected the week's biggest and best tracks into a new updating list. This week, enjoy music from Mark Ronson, benny blanco, Meek Mill, The 1975, and more. - Get the playlist
  • Headliners - These are the big tracks, fist-pumping anthems and crowd-pleasers, from artists like Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Mumford & Sons, and Royal Blood. - Get the playlist
  • R&B for the Holidays - Forget slow jams, these are snow jams, some of the best holiday hits from the R&B scene, including work from John Legend, Aloe Blacc, Mary J. Beige, and Alicia Keys. - Get the playlist

Video playlists

  • Today's Country Videos - Check out the top videos in country music with this playlist, currently featuring Kane Brown, Danielle Bradbery, Lee Brice, and Kacey Musgraves. - Get the playlist
  • Untitled Videos - The videos on this list can be hard to define, pushing the envelope and defying genre conventions, with videos from Sharon Van Etten, Mitski, Yaeji, and Empress Of. - Watch the list
  • Today's Chill Videos - Kick back and enjoy these videos full of chill music from the likes of Maribou State, Rhye, Ukiyo, Mansionair, and more. - Watch the list

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Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.