Megan Thee Stallion, Nas and Giveon will appear in a short film from Apple Music to celebrate June’s annual Black Music Month celebration.
Ebro Darden, global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B at Apple Music, hopes this campaign will support the narrative of Black artists and their influence on other genres of music.
“When talking about pop music, you can’t look past Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin,Diana Ross [and] Michael Jackson,” Darden tells Billboard. “They influenced literally the world, how music gets made and how stage performance happens.”
This month, Apple Music will release over 30 playlists that capture the influence of Black music in Japan, Scandinavia, and other regions of the world. Additionally, this year’s theme includes new Apple TV content and mixes from artists and DJs, including Snoop Dogg, DJ Clue, and newcomers like Amorphous, who produced Fat Joe and Khaled‘s single, “Sunshine (The Light).”
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