What you need to know
- Shazam has shared a 50-song playlist of tracks it thinks will be popular in 2022.
- Five artists have been specially selected as ones to watch out for this year.
Apple-owned Shazam has shared a new Apple Music playlist that highlights the songs that it thinks will become popular in 2022. The songs make up a 50-strong playlist with Apple also highlighting five artists that it believes are those that people should be keeping an eye on.
The whole playlist can be found by clicking this link which should open in the Apple Music app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. There, you'll find a rundown of the five artists Shazam thinks will be big this year, while the playlist itself carries the following explanation:
Shazam's predictions were curated but its editors, but they were picking from tracks selected by its algorithm — a special secret sauce that could prove to be particularly good at picking up the next big thing. Take a listen and see whether there's a hit or two in there for you.
You will of course need an Apple Music subscription to take all of this in, however.
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