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ultimate american teen khalid’s guide to making friends and influencing people

At just 18, his coming of age single Location has gone platinum and he’s about to go on tour with Lorde -- we called on the American Teen pop star for his top tips.
Frankie Dunn
6.21.17
Music

drake calls out racism at the grammys

Reuniting with Semtex for a special OVO Sound show on Beats 1, Drake spoke about the complications of being categorised as a rapper rather than a pop artist.
Frankie Dunn
2.20.17
Music

​savages’ jehnny beth launches beats 1 show, discusses being edited by pj harvey

Turns out Polly Jean is pretty handy with a red pen.
Charlotte Gush
4.12.16
News

the brilliantly frank return of erykah badu

Fatbellybella has been opening up about her sweet-smelling vagina, her baby-daddy rappers and her intention to run for President.
Stuart Brumfitt
11.27.15
Music

​could an adele x beyoncé collaboration be on the way?

Adele has revealed that she’s had to turn down some high-profile collaboration offers, but would jump at the chance of working with Queen Bey.
Charlotte Gush
11.18.15
Music

​stormzy gets his own beats 1 show

The grime star revealed to Julie Adenuga that the show is called #Merky and will start this Friday night.
Charlotte Gush
11.17.15
Music

julie adenuga is spreading the sound of british music to the world

JME and Skepta's little sister, Julie Adenuga, is the new sound of radio on Beats 1.
Stuart Brumfitt
11.2.15
Music

looks like charli xcx and paris hilton will be collaborating

Because the stars aren’t blind, they know we’re suckers for pop magic.
Francesca Dunn
10.21.15
Music

​florence and the machine end london’s apple music festival on a high

With scheduling that included what may or may not be one of 1D’s last shows, a night that doubled as Disclosure’s album launch, not to mention Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid in the crowd for The Weeknd's performance, this year’s iTunes Festival...
i-D Staff
9.30.15
News

​listen to skepta’s dancehall remix of good times by jamie xx

Summertime grime, courtesy of Drake’s Beats 1 radio show.
Charlotte Gush
8.9.15
Music

​listen to brand new music from fka twigs

Figure 8 is inspired by New York vogue legend Derek Prodigy.
Charlotte Gush
8.4.15