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Apple Music unveils City Charts and several new product features



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Apple Music will unveil City Charts today, becoming one of the first streaming platforms to spotlight the music making waves in over 100 cities around the world. While standard charts rank music based simply on number of plays, Apple Music’s City Charts combine plays and additional signs of local popularity to rank the top 25 songs gaining momentum with listeners locally, truly highlighting the local culture and individual music scenes of the cities they represent. With City Charts, Apple Music brings both global and local artists to the forefront of a new destination for music discovery. 


Updated daily, City Charts are featured in Apple Music’s Charts page and are accessible via the Browse or Search pages, or by asking Siri to play a local city chart – for Lagos’ chart, simply say “Hey Siri, play the Top 25: Lagos.” Users can also add their favorite City Charts to their library, download them, and share them with friends. 


City Charts are the latest addition to Apple Music’s exceptional range of chart offerings, which includes its Daily Top 100: Global and for 116 countries; album, top songs and music video charts in various genres; as well as the iTunesShazam Discovery Top 50, and Shazam’s Top 200’s, DiscoveryCities and Genre charts in its portfolio. With this leading variety of charts, Apple Music is uniquely positioned to capture the zeitgeist of music and reflect what’s truly popular around the world.


Apple Music’s Daily Top 100 charts have become one of the most streamed playlists categories on platform since launch, with more than 4,000 songs from over 2,200 artists across 130+ genres reaching No. 1 on one or more of these.


Today’s launch also includes the release of brand new features for Apple Music subscribers:

  • Motion for Artist Detail Pages: Artists can now bring their personality to life in Apple Music by adding their own moving images to artist detail pages.
  • Lyrics Sharing: Share your favorite lyrics using Messages, Facebook, and Instagram Stories. Lyrics link back to the exact moment in the song, and subscribers can play the snippet in Messages without leaving the conversation.
  • Record Label Pages: Dive into the latest and most popular releases from hundreds of record labels.
  • Search for Record Labels: Search now shows Record Labels in Suggestions and Top Results for relevant searches. You can also use the new Record Labels filter to refine your results and find exactly what you’re looking for.
  • Explore other albums from your favorite labels: Albums released from selected labels now have a link to the Record Label page just below the track list
  • Library Made for You: Apple Music makes it even easier to find your personal mixes and Replay playlists with a “Made For You” Library shortcut. 


Apple Music’s City Charts and brand new features will be available to all Apple Music subscribers from April 26. Non-subscribers can view City Charts and preview songs on 


Supported platforms include iOS, iPadOS, macOS. tvOS, CarPlay, Apple Watch, Web, PC, Android phones, tablets, Android Auto and select smart TVs.


Apple Music’s City Charts include:




Top 25: Accra, Ghana

Top 25: Nairobi, Kenya

Top 25: Lagos, Nigeria

Top 25: Cape Town, South Africa

Top 25: Durban, South Africa

Top 25: Johannesburg, South Africa




Top 25: Brisbane, Australia

Top 25: Melbourne, Australia

Top 25: Sydney, Australia

Top 25: Guangzhou, China

Top 25: Shanghai, China

Top 25: Bengaluru, India

Top 25: Delhi, India

Top 25: Jakarta, Indonesia

Top 25: Fukuoka, Japan

Top 25: Nagoya, Japan

Top 25: Osaka, Japan

Top 25: Sapporo, Japan

Top 25: Sendai, Japan

Top 25: Tokyo, Japan

Top 25: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Top 25: Auckland, New Zealand

Top 25: Manila, Phillippines

Top 25: Busan, South Korea

Top 25: Seoul, South Korea

Top 25: Taipei, Taiwan

Top 25: Bangkok, Thailand


Europe, Russia, and Central Asia


Top 25: Vienna, Austria

Top 25: Prague, Czech Republic

Top 25: Copenhagen, Denmark

Top 25: Lyon, France

Top 25: Marseille, France

Top 25: Paris, France

Top 25: Bordeaux, France

Top 25: Berlin, Germany

Top 25: Frankfurt, Germany

Top 25: Hamburg, Germany

Top 25: Cologne, Germany

Top 25: Munich, Germany

Top 25: Budapest, Hungary

Top 25: Dublin, Ireland

Top 25: Milan, Italy

Top 25: Naples, Italy

Top 25: Rome, Italy

Top 25: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Top 25: Warsaw, Poland

Top 25: Moscow, Russia

Top 25: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Top 25: Barcelona, Spain

Top 25: Madrid, Spain

Top 25: Zürich , Switzerland

Top 25: Kiev, Ukraine

Top 25: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Top 25: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Top 25: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Top 25: London, United Kingdom

Top 25: Manchester, United Kingdom


Latin America and the Caribbean


Top 25: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Top 25: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Top 25: São Paulo, Brazil

Top 25: Santiago, Chile

Top 25: Bogotá, Colombia

Top 25: Medellin, Colombia

Top 25: San José, Costa Rica

Top 25: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Top 25: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Top 25: Guadalajara, Mexico

Top 25: Mexico City, Mexico

Top 25: Monterrey, Mexico

Top 25: Lima, Peru


Middle East


Top 25: Tel Aviv, Israel

Top 25: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Top 25: Istanbul, Turkey

Top 25: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


United States and Canada


Top 25: Calgary, Canada

Top 25: Edmonton, Canada

Top 25: Montréal, Canada

Top 25: Ottawa, Canada

Top 25: Québec City, Canada

Top 25: Toronto, Canada

Top 25: Vancouver, Canada

Top 25: Winnipeg, Canada

Top 25: Atlanta, United States

Top 25: Austin , United States

Top 25: Chicago, United States

Top 25: Dallas, United States

Top 25: Denver, United States

Top 25: Detroit, United States

Top 25: Honolulu, United States

Top 25: Houston, United States

Top 25: Los Angeles, United States

Top 25: Miami , United States

Top 25: Nashville, United States

Top 25: New York City, United States

Top 25: Philadelphia, United States

Top 25: Phoenix, United States

Top 25: San Diego, United States

Top 25: San Francisco, United States

Top 25: Seattle, United States

Top 25: Washington, D.C., United States

Top 25: San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States




Meet 1UCID, the trailblazer of a new era in music, bringing a fresh sound and vision



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In a world where creativity and innovation are highly valued, it is always inspiring to come across an individual who has not only honed their craft but also possesses a strong business acumen. Such an individual is a rare gem and today, we would like to introduce you to one such remarkable artist.

This versatile individual is not only creative but also possesses a unique ability to turn his ideas into profitable ventures. His exceptional talent, combined with his business savvy, has made him a force to be reckoned with. This multifaceted artist has a way of captivating his audience and leaving a lasting impact.

Introducing Kwadwo Bediako, better known as 1UCID, is a multi-talented artist who has harnessed his love for music to create a unique sound that is both impactful and inspiring. Born in Ghana and raised in the United States, 1UCID brings a unique blend of cultural influences to his music, creating a sound that is both impactful and inspiring. After spending five years in corporate America, 1UCID took a leap of faith and ventured into the music industry, where he started his own company and managed artists, but soon realized that he needed to be more hands-on in order to fully express his creativity. That’s when he made the decision to pursue his passion as a musical artist.

Music to 1UCID is not just a form of entertainment but an art, a creative expression that inspires new ideas and has the potential to evoke change. With a genuine desire to revolutionize the music industry, 1UCID has been tireless in his pursuit of excellence, honing his skills and perfecting his craft. 1UCID’s musical journey is a testament to his commitment to the art form and his drive to push boundaries. He made his debut in 2022 with the single ‘Miss You’, which quickly rose to the number one spot on radio rotation for a month. This was followed by the release of ‘It’s Giving’, a unique composition that blended Afrobeat and Hip-Hop and reflected on toxic relationships. Despite 1UCID’s relatively young career as a musical artist, he has received recognition and is building a solid reputation for himself.

1UCID’s versatility as a musician is unmatched, blending elements of Hiplife, Highlife, Afrobeat, Urban Blues, R&B, Hip-Hop, Country and more to create a distinct sound that is all his own. 1UCID’s objective is to join the ranks of legends in the music industry, drawing inspiration from the likes of Kojo Antwi, Daddy Lumba, Obrafour, Tinny, Samini, Fela Kuti, and Ebo Taylor, as well as contemporary artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nas, 50 Cent, Drake, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Sampha, H.E.R and Idris Elba.

‘’I hope to influence people positively through my storytelling skills as a versatile artist who blends and experiments with different genres. I believe that mixing these styles will produce fantastic songs’’, says 1UCID. He is a true testament to the power of creativity and innovation. 1UCID has shown that with hard work and determination, anyone can turn their artistic dreams into a reality. We are confident that his future in the music industry is bright and can’t wait to hear his upcoming song.

His new single, ‘Greatest’ produced by ace record producer, O-Banga, is set to drop on the 24th of February 2023 and it showcases a more laid-back aspect of 1UCID’s musical personality. Pre-save ‘Greatest’ here:

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Afrofusion singer, LOJAY named Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising recipient



Afrofusion singer, LOJAY named Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising recipient

Apple Music today announced the latest featured artist in its Africa Rising artist development program is Nigerian-born singer-songwriter LOJAY(real name Lekan Osifeso Junior).


“Thank you Apple Music for putting a spotlight on my sound. It’s a huge honour I don’t take for granted especially with all the amazing artists the continent has on display. It’s amazing to see how far my music is able to travel and how well it’s been received,” he tells Apple Music.


Developing an affinity for music from an early age, which evolved into a form of escapism for him during his adolescent years, it was the release of his collaborative EP with renowned producer Sarz called LV N ATTN (2021) that allowed LOJAY’s creative mastery to shine, with the Afrobeats EP shooting to No. 1 on Nigeria’s Apple Music Album Chart.


The EP was anchored by the hit single “Monalisa” that held its third highest position on Apple Music Charts in July 2021. The subsequent remix of “Monalisa” (2022) featuring Chris Brown allowed for LOJAY’s star to climb even higher, as he followed that up with downtempo Afrofusion single “Leader” (2022) and the Amapiano-rooted single “Canada”(2022) alongside Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa respectively.


His new EP, Gangster Romance (2023), available to stream on Apple Music in Spatial Audio now, is a 7-track exploration of the highs and lows LOJAY experienced this past year, characterised by emotive vocals and biting lyricism.


The latest music from LOJAY along with that of Africa’s hottest new artists, is available now on the Apple Music Africa Rising Playlist.


Check out Africa Rising here:


Apple Music’s Africa Rising, is an exclusive artist development programme and companion playlist geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating rising talent and introducing the next generation of African superstars. Africa Rising alumni to date include: Omah Lay, Manu Worldstar, Tems, Amaarae, Ayra Starr, Yaw Tog, Blxckie, Nikita Kering, FAVE, Nomfundo Moh, Victony, Gyakie, Vernom & ShiShiliza and Moliy. Africa Rising sees Apple Music select six artists every year who each receive a minimum of two months of editorial support across the Apple Music platform including a launch interview with Nadeska on Apple Music 1. Nadeska has also launched a new weekly Africa Rising feature on her show highlighting the hottest new artists on the continent.


Africa Rising is the latest of many Apple Music initiatives aimed at taking African talent to the world. Now available in 33 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Apple Music 1 is home to Africa Now Radio with host LootLove which has featured interviews with some of the continent’s hottest artists such as Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Cassper Nyovest, Mr Eazi, Patoranking, Rayvanny, Kiddominant, Mayorkun, Fireboy DML, Adekunle Gold, Master KG, Wizkid and Sarkodie.


Apple Music also selected Nigerian Afrobeats singer-songwriter Tems as its Up Next artist in 2021, Nigerian Afropop star Rema in 2020, Grammy Award-winning Afrofusion superstar Burna Boy in 2019, and Nigerian singer and entrepreneur Mr Eazi as the first recipient in 2017. Up Next is Apple Music’s global emerging artist program.

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Wasiuskyboy aims to get the world’s attention with latest single ‘On Top’



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After winning the Ghana Entertainment Awards as the new artiste last year, northern region’s very own, Wasiuskyboy is undoubtedly on top of his game this year as he drops visuals for his latest single, On top.

Being in the scene for the past two years, Wasiuskyboy has pushed himself and music to a deserved pedestal warming many hearts with his soothing voice and top notch compositions. Outstandingly, he has over 11 popular singles in his two-year journey as a musician.

On top, an inspirational piece, created to inspire the youth to never give up on their dreams will certainly sit at the top as the best composition this year has produced. With a danceable groove and catchy yet simple lyrics, the song will surely catapult his talent to other international platforms.

Born Sumaila Wasiu, Wasiuskyboy, as he is professionally known in the Showbiz world, aims to draw world’s attention to his craft hence his relentlessness.

Picking inspiration from top notch musicians across the world has influenced his taste for music videos as one can clearly tell the professional hands that handled visuals of his latest single, on top. The video which is now available on YouTube was directed by PIZII, one of the leading directors in the Ghanaian audiovisual industry. The audio, however, was produced by YTM.

Wasiuskyboy is currently a first year student at the Abuakwa College in the Eastern Region of Ghana and aims to put Ghana on the international map with his music. Stream and download his latest single, on top and pick some inspiration.

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Mista Myles unleashes soul-stirring new single ‘Sober’



Mista Myles unleashes soul-stirring new single ‘Sober’

Mimlife Records proudly presents the latest masterpiece from the talented singer-songwriter, Mista Myles. With ‘Sober’, Myles takes the listener on an emotional journey, exploring the themes of pain and the search for happiness. This hypnotic ballad is a true testament to Mista Myles’ artistry, showcasing his signature sound and lyrical prowess. ‘Sober’ is available on all digital streaming platforms globally here:

The song starts with an enchanting guitar melody that sets the tone for the rest of the track. As the bass and drums kick in, the infectious rhythm takes over, creating a tranquil and melancholic atmosphere. The catchy chorus ‘’Sober, man is never sober, I don’t need no answer. I just need somebody on my body till it’s over’’ – a call to arms for anyone who has ever felt pain and the struggle to overcome it. This chorus will stay with you long after the song has ended. Myles’ soulful and heart-felt vocals drive the song, delivering each word with raw emotion and vulnerability, creating a rich and vibrant soundscape that is both timeless and contemporary.

Lyrically, ‘Sober’ is a work of art. The song speaks to the universal experience of pain, reminding listeners that everyone goes through difficult times. Mista Myles says, ‘’Even with all the money and glamor, there’s always moments where the pain still hurts and we turn to something else to help with the pain. ‘Sober’ is for the days where the pain kicks in and you just don’t know what to do’’. He offers a message of hope, declaring that ‘’it’s just a phase and happiness will find us again’’.

The production of ‘Sober’ by NixieOfficivl is nothing short of brilliant. The interplay between the instruments creates a rich, full sound that perfectly complements Mista Myles’ voice. The strings and bass form a cohesive unit, providing the perfect foundation for Myles’ storytelling. The pounding kicks add a touch of energy, making the song even more irresistible.

Since starting his musical journey in 2014, Mista Myles has made tremendous strides and ‘Sober’ is a testament to his growth as an artist. Myles writes about his personal experiences and those of the people around him, crafting a powerful narrative that speaks to the soul.  With his Afrobeat-inspired sound and relatable lyrics, he is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Collaborating with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Kelvyn Boy and producers, NixieOfficivl and WebieJustDidIt, speaks to his versatility and ability to work with some of the best in the business.

Get ready to be moved by Mista Myles’ soul-stirring new single, a poignant and powerful exploration of pain that is destined to be a classic.


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Ghanaian Reggae artist Roo Dube takes on corrupt African politicians in new single ‘Only In Africa’



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Only In Africa is about the actions of corrupt government officials of African countries that have denied many of their citizens the much-needed development.

In his latest critique of politicians in his song, the Ghanaian musician and producer lambasts government officials for always looting the public purse at the expense of the poor taxpayers.

Roo Dube in the song uses lyrics such as “Only in Africa, all they know is money. Only in Africa they loot and run. Some politicians are lying, stealing, and looting. All they know is money, nothing good comes out to the paint the picture of the massive loot and share of the monies and resources of African governments.

Roo Dube released a song in 2021 which caught the attention of many worldwide.

The song titled “Lockdown’ was inspired by the Coronavirus pandemic and how it is essential for Ghana, and the African nations to hold each other against western influences and bullies.

“Only in Africa’ is produced by Oshogbo and available on all music platforms.

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RAYE Shares Long-Awaited Debut “My 21st Century Blues”



RAYE Shares Long-Awaited Debut "My 21st Century Blues"
scending straight to the top of numerous charts around the world with the bonafide smash hit single “Escapism.”, the trailblazing independent recording artist and revered songwriter, RAYE, today shares her long-awaited debut album, My 21st Century Blues, available to stream/purchase now via Human Re Sources/The Orchard – LISTEN AND PURCHASE HERE
Speaking on the release of her deeply personal first full-length album, the south London native emotionally shares, “My 21st Century Blues. My debut album. My ugly, complex, beautiful mosaic formed from broken pieces of glass from the last seven years of my life. This music is my medicine, my anxieties, traumas, and unfiltered thoughts. The music on this record empowered me to face my demons and has accompanied me through my bluest blues, crafted unapologetically and fearlessly with love and tears. Now I can only hope it might provide the same medicine it did for me for those who choose to listen. I can’t believe it is really happening – my first album.”
RAYE continues, “Some of these songs I’ve had for years that I’ve needed to express and share. Before, I was told it was too uncomfortable and that audiences don’t want to hear it. There’s no sonic through-line. It was just creating whatever felt right for the story I want to tell over it. It just feels free.”
Executive produced by frequent collaborator Mike Sabath (Selena Gomez, Lizzo, Camila Cabello), My 21st Century Blues showcases RAYE’s signature raw and honest songwriting on all 13 album tracks touching on her experiences as a young female woman of color coming up in the music industry to painful topics like sexual abuse, rape, body dysmorphia, addiction, misogyny, and even climate change. A dynamic body of work seven years in the making, MC21Bis a testament to her resilience that further highlights a versatile and multi-faceted artist who is in complete control of her creative output. RAYE co-produced nearly half of the LP that has additional songwriting from BloodPop (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Madonna), Di Genius (Beyonce, Drake, Burna Boy), and Punctual (Years & Years, Rudimental, Jason Derulo).
My 21st Century Blues features the massive U.K. #1 hit “Escapism.” with 070 Shake, which has become a sensation around the globe where it’s currently charting Top 10 in 12 territories in addition to its rapid ascension on numerous Billboard U.S. charts including the Hot 100 (#22), Global 200 (#7), Rhythmic Airplay (#18), and Pop Airplay (#21). The tracklist also includes previously released singles “Black Mascara.”, “Hard Out Here.”, and “The Thrill Is Gone.” in addition to new standouts like the powerful feminist anthem “Ice Cream Man.” and sultry, confident Mahalia-assisted “Five Star Hotels.”
RAYE’s 2023 is already shaping up to be her biggest year of touring yet as she embarks on the first leg of her My 21st Century Blues headline world tour – performing 14 sold out shows in February and March across Europe and North America – before hitting the road this spring with Kali Uchis as the special guest on her Red Moon In Venus North American tour playing 19 shows in major markets including two dates in New York at Radio City Music Hall. RAYE also announced a second leg of 2023 headline shows covering the UK and Europe in November and December. See below for a list of RAYE’s upcoming live dates and for more details on ticketing, visit her official website HERE.
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