Apple Music Up Next
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Promotional titlecard for Apple Music: Up Next
GenreReality
Based onITunes New Artist Spotlight
Directed byTaylor Cohen[1]
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducerTara Razavi[2]
Distributor
Release
Original networkApple Music (2017–present)
Original releaseAugust 17, 2017 (2017-08-17)[3]

Apple Music: Up Next is a monthly program published by Apple Music aimed at identifying, showcasing and elevating rising star talent. Each month, Apple Music's editorial team selects an artist to promote in order to raise global awareness of the artist and further to grow the artist's audience.[4][5][6] In August 2017, Apple Music premiered a monthly mini-documentary series chronicling the artists' journey, inspiration and influences. Each season of the Apple Music-exclusive ends with interviews and live performances called Up Next Sessions.[7] Each selected artist will receive a performance slot on either The Late Late Show with James Corden,[5] or Jimmy Kimmel Live!,[8] in addition to an Apple Music-exclusive extended play of their Up Next live performances.[9] Artists who have previously been given the title are Billie Eilish,[10] Khalid,[11] Jessie Reyez,[12] Bad Bunny,[13] Sigrid,[14] Clairo,[15] and Daniel Caesar.[16]

The platform also succeeds and is closely related to iTunes New Artist Spotlight which was active during the mid 2010s. Apple Music introduced an equivalent of the program for Sub-Saharan Africa titled "New Artist Spotlight" in 2019.[17]

Artists

2010s

Year Artist Month Ref
2017 6lack April 2017 [4]
Sigrid May 2017 [18]
Khalid June 2017 [11]
Mr Eazi July 2017 [19]
Daniel Caesar August 2017 [16]
Billie Eilish September 2017 [10]
Sabrina Claudio October 2017 [20]
Amy Shark November 2017 [21]
December 2017 [22]
2018 Stefflon Don January 2018 [23]
February 2018 [24]
Bad Bunny March 2018 [13]
Bazzi April 2018 [25]
May 2018 [24]
June 2018
Juice Wrld July 2018 [26]
Jax Jones August 2018 [27]
Greta Van Fleet September 2018 [28]
NCT 127 October 2018 [29]
H.E.R. November 2018 [30]
December 2018 [24]
2019 Summer Walker January 2019 [31]
Tierra Whack February 2019 [32]
Dean Lewis March 2019 [33]
Pink Sweats April 2019 [34]
Koffee May 2019 [35]
Megan Thee Stallion June 2019 [36]
Burna Boy July 2019 [37]
Clairo August 2019 [15]
Lunay September 2019 [38]
October 2019 [39]
Jessie Reyez November 2019 [12]
December 2019 [39]

2020s

Year Artist Month Ref
2020 Orville Peck January 2020 [40]
Victoria Monét February 2020 [41]
Ingrid Andress March 2020 [42]
Conan Gray April 2020 [43]
Don Toliver May 2020 [44]
Rema June 2020 [45]
Benee July 2020 [46]
Holly Humberstone August 2020 [47]
Natanael Cano September 2020 [48]
Giveon October 2020 [49]
Beabadoobee November 2020 [50]
2021 Arlo Parks February 2021 [51]
Tate McRae March 2021 [52]
Zoe Wees April 2021 [53]
Morray May 2021 [54]
Fousheé June 2021 [55]
Amorphous July 2021 [56]
Maisie Peters August 2021 [57]
Tems September 2021 [58]
Parker McCollum October 2021 [59]
2022 Jay Wheeler February 2022 [60]
Shenseea March 2022 [61]
Omar Apollo April 2022 [62]
Aespa June 2022 [63]

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