Hip-hop and rap the most played genre on the Apple Music station, ahead of alternative, electronic, pop and rock
New data has been revealed showing the top artists and genres played on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station.
Beats 1 launched on June 30 along with Apple’s new music streaming service. The 24/7 online radio station features shows hosted by the likes of Zane Lowe, Josh Homme, St Vincent, Dr Dre, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and more.
The most played track across the station was The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ (107 plays), followed by Halsey‘s ‘New Americana’ (77 plays), Selena Gomez‘s ‘Good For You’ (75), Julio Bashmore‘s ‘Holding On’ (68) and Beck‘s ‘Dreams’ (65).
In terms of genre breakdown, hip-hop/rap was the most played genre on Beats 1 (1,726 plays), followed by alternative music (1,506), electronic (802), R&B/soul (635), pop (576), dance (539) and rock (319). Notably, more jazz (49 plays) was broadcast than punk (22), Latin pop (20) and techno (10).
Homme and Turner first appeared on the radio together last month (July) when Homme quizzed the Arctic Monkeys frontman on his songwriting and introduced him as “origami teacher, hand model and international monopoly champion”.
Turner made a second appearance on August 5 where he and the host discussed Halloween, what it’s like to wear a wig and playing gigs while dressed as the blue man group. Homme also told Turner a story about his friend who got arrested for fighting a cookie monster while he was dressed as a banana.
Listen back to the interview here. Turner appears from the 14-minute mark.