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Beats 1 is now Apple Music 1

Beats 1, one of the world’s most listened-to radio stations, is now known as Apple Music 1. Apple also introduces two new live global radio stations on Apple MusicApple Music Hits and Apple Music Country. All three stations are available to music fans in 165 countries.

I’ve been a Beats 1 fan since Apple Music’s launch in 2015 and for me, the sole reason I listen to Apple Music. Its unique programming featuring the incredible music, best artists and exclusive interviews and premieres also makes it an incredible platform to discover and learn more about your favourite artists.

Now Apple Music 1, the station has state-of-the-art studios in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and London. The global music station is led by cornerstone presenters Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, Brooke Reese, Dotty, Hanuman Welch, Matt Wilkinson, Nadeska, Rebecca Judd, and Travis Mills. It also offers a lineup of shows from the biggest names in music, including some of my favourites on Apple Music 1–Elton John (his set list is fantastic), Billie Eilish, Frank Ocean, and The Weeknd. Let’s not forget Action Brenson, Joe Kay, Lil Wayne, Vince Staples, as well as new shows from Aitch, Kerwin Frost, HAIM, Lady Gaga, Nile Rodgers, Travis Scott, Young M.A, and many more.

Apple Music 1 also features several shows dedicated to Latin music, including a new show from J Balvin and listener favourites “Dale Play! With Sandra Pena” and “La Formula Radio with El Guru.” Additionally, the station is how to “Africa Now Radio with Cuppy,” Showcasing the best local African music and artists.

Apple Music Hits

The new Apple Music Hits station offers a full catalogue of the biggest hits from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and 2000s. The station will be helmed by daily on-air hosts Jayde Donovan, Estelle, Low-key, Jenn Marino, Sabri, Nicole Sky and Natalie Sky, and George Stroumboulopoulos (“House of Strombo”), along with special shows from Ari Melber, and others. 

Fans can also expect new exclusive shows featuring artists like Backstreet Boys, Ciara, Mark Hoppis, Huey Lewis, Alanis Morisette, Snoop Dogg, Meghan Trainor, Shania Twain, and more. 

Apple Music Country

Apple Music Country aims to be the definitive place for the evolving country music genre. The station offers an eclectic mix of the best music of today, upcoming stars of tomorrow, and the legendary artists and tracks that have shaped and defined the genre until today.

Apple Music Country features a wide range of country’s most exciting voices, including daily on-air hosts Kelleigh Bannen, Ty Bentli, Bree, Alecia Davis, Ward Guenther, Nada, and Tiera, plus weekly shows from Ashley Eicher and Kelly McCartney. 

You can also look forward to exclusive shows from artists like Jimmi Allen, Kelsey Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, BRELAND, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Morgan Evans, Florida Georgia Line, Pat Green, Willie Jones, Chrissy Metz, Midland, Rossi Palmer, The Shires, Carrie Underwood, and Morgan Wallen, as well as exclusive shows from legendary producers and songwriters like Dave Cobb, Jesse Frasure, and Luke Laird, and journalist Hunter Kelly.

Apple Music Radio is available wherever you listen to Apple Music, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, CarPlay, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, HomePod, and also on the web at

Apple Music boasts a catalogue of over 60 million songs, thousands of playlists, streamed across 167 countries. 

A personal subscription costs MYR14.90 per month while a family plan costs MYR22.90. Apple also offers a student tier (university only) that costs just MYR6.90 per month. Verification is required. The Apple Music Student Plan includes Apple TV+ as a limited-time offer.

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