Apple Music’s journey with Bazzi began last summer when the service’s Pop Curator Arjan Timmermans came across Bazzi while browsing Instagram. From there, Apple Music fully championed Bazzi throughout the service from radio and playlists to Beats 1. In October 2017, Apple Music was the first streaming platform to debut “Mine,” which quickly skyrocketed after placement on the popular Today’s Hits and A-List: Pop playlists. By January 2018, Bazzi held the #1 spot across all Apple Music Pop playlists.
“Bazzi’s fine sense of melody and honest storytelling capture a singular, genre-defying vision that is truly one of a kind,” said Timmermans. “He is without a doubt one of the biggest and most important new pop artists to emerge in 2018.”
This spring Bazzi will join Camilla Cabello as a special guest on the singer’s sold-out Never Be The Same Tour.
“When I first listened to ‘Mine’, it stood out from everything that was out- it sounded so honest and original and coming straight from his heart,” Cabello said. “I listened to all of his songs after that and was hooked! I think he has such an original style and it sounds so effortless for him. I think he’s a breath of fresh air in pop music and it’s been so amazing to introduce him to my fans on tour.”
About Apple Music’s Up Next Program
Up Next is Apple Music’s monthly program geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating rising star talent. Each month, Apple Music’s editorial team selects one artist to promote, utilizing the full force of the platform to raise awareness of the artist to its growing global audience of music fans. The program includes a short, documentary film introducing the artist, an interview with one of our Beats 1 anchors and more. As the newest member of Apple Music’s Up Next roster, Bazzi joins some of today’s most exciting and promising artists. Get to know them all HERE.