Best new playlists, shows, and exclusives on Apple Music


This week, check out Apple Music's latest Up Next artist, Amy Shark. The Australian musician features in a new documentary, Sessions video, and interview with Zane Lowe.

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 St. Vincent.

  • Rocket Hour - Rex OC takes a FaceTime call from Elton, who also pays tribute to the late Tom Petty. A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Logic, Led Zeppelin, Jade Bird, and more feature on this week's playlist.

  • OTHERtone - This episode is a special N.E.R.D. edition of OTHERtone, recorded live on ComplexCon. Music for this episode comes from Jay-Z, Baby, Clipse, Ludacris, and more.

  • St. Vincent's Mixtape Delivery Service - This week's mixtape focuses on sending out hope, offering some post-punk tracks to help battle depression. The Cure, Preoccupations, Joy Division, and XTC all lend a hand on this mix.

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.

  • 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 Lil Uzi Vert, Diplo, blackbear, and 6LACK. - Get the playlist
  • Holiday Pop Hits - It's that time of year, and this list of pop hits for the holidays is sure to get you into the spirit of the season. Recently updated, this list features music from Mariah Carey, Sia, Pentatonix, and Taylor Swift. - Get the playlist
  • Holiday Cocktail Party - If you're looking for something holiday-themed that's a little more mellow, check out this cocktail party playlist featuring work from Lou Rawls, Ella Fitzgerald, and Tony Bennett. - Get the playlist

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