R&B singer-songwriter Pink Sweat$ has been named Apple Music's latest Up Next artist, joining a class of emerging talent that includes previous Up Next picks Tierra Whack, 6LACK, Juice WRLD, H.E.R., Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Khalid and Daniel Caesar.
Up Next is Apple Music’s monthly artist program, geared towards gaining exposure for rising talent by showcasing their music on various platforms.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of Apple Music’s esteemed Up Next program,” said Pink Sweat$ in a statement. “Music is my way to spread love and positivity and Apple helps me reach fans across the globe. As an emerging singer, songwriter, and producer this recognition means so much to me as I continue to share my music with the world.”
"Philadelphia is having a moment with Tierra Whack and now Pink Sweat$, who we are proud to announce as our latest Apple Music Up Next artist," added Zane Lowe, Apple Music global creative director and on-air host. "This incredible artist’s vision is front and center, yet the music itself is right now super reduced and low key. His performance, vocal, and songwriting is front and center where it belongs, and it captures people’s attention in a big way. We look forward to seeing the rise of this talented songwriter-turned-artist as he continues to captivate hearts and minds around the world."
Pink Sweat$' recent EPs, Volume 1 and Volume 2, have helped establish the Philadelphia artist, as he prepares to release his upcoming full-length debut album and embark on this summer's Pink Beginnings headlining tour. Sweat$ expressed confidence in his career trajectory in a recent interview with Billboard, saying, "Everything I’ve always wanted, I’m starting to get."
As part of the Up Next partnership, the buzzy newcomer will be featured on Apple-based platforms throughout the month, including an exclusive Apple Music short film that introduces Sweat$ and his upcoming music, a new Beats 1 interview and a late night TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that's slated to air on May 7.
Catch the trailer and an exclusive clip from the Apple Music short film below.