Apple Music launches R&B Now Playlist

Summer Walker’s “Come Thru” featured as track No. 1

Apple Music has launched R&B Now, the new home for the vanguard of R&B music, formerly known as The A-List: R&B. The signature playlist cover artwork for R&B Now will feature a different artist each week and that artist’s latest release will receive the highly coveted No. 1 spot on the playlist. R&B Now premieres with rising-star Atlanta singer Summer Walker and features her brand new track “Come Thru”-a sexy duet with Usher about late-night urges off her official debut album Over It. This sultry song bridges two generations of Atlanta royalty and represents the present and future of the genre. The song even samples Usher’s 1997 hit “You Make Me Wanna…”

“How many people actually get the artist they sampled on the song with them?” Walker gushes about the track. “To have Usher on this with me is so amazing and such a big deal for me and R&B in general. I hope everyone loves our spin on his classic record.”

“R&B Now will make sure the world understands that this genre is the backbone you and the essential glue of all popular music genres in the world,” states Apple Music Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop and R&B Ebro Darden. “We are so excited to set this off!!”

Additionally, to celebrate her position on the R&B Now playlist, Walker sits down with friend and fellow artist Ari Lennox to talk about dating, the state of R&B music, and every thing that they are over for a new Beats 1 show aptly titled Over It. The full episode will air on Beats 1 on Wednesday, October 9th.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.