Dean Lewis Named Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ Artist as ‘Be Alright’ Hits No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs Chart

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Australian singer/songwriter Dean Lewis is Apple Music's latest Up Next artist. Lewis joins a category of rising expertise, with different Up Next alumni together with 6LACK, Juice WRLD, H.E.R., Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Khalid and Daniel Caesar.

"It’s such an enormous honor to be chosen as the most recent Up Next artist!" Lewis stated in an announcement. "Out of so many artists, I used to be blown away they determined to decide on me. With my debut album across the nook, I'm very excited to share my story with the assist of your complete Apple workforce."

The rising artist will deliver his melodic sound to Apple Music’s international viewers, with the Up Next honor coming forward of his long-awaited debut album, A Place We Knew, set to reach Friday.

While Lewis could be a newcomer to Apple's Up Next, he's a well-recognized face on the Billboard charts. Lewis' breakout single "Be Alright," the upcoming album's lead single, hits No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart this week. Lewis additionally topped Billboard's Emerging Artists chart earlier this month.

“We’ve had Dean Lewis on our checklist for some time,” stated Apple Music artistic director and host Zane Lowe. “It wasn’t about whether or not he ought to be an Up Next artist, it was merely a case of when. Dean writes songs from a relatable perspective, a common language that individuals reside by on daily basis. He can take that sentiment and switch it into one thing romantic, and he has a variety of confidence in his writing. We’re excited to shine a worldwide highlight on his music and produce his voice to a wider viewers.”

Being a part of the Up Next program contains a wide range of perks for rising artists, together with an Apple Music brief movie shot solely on an iPhone XS that introduces the artist, an interview with one of many Beats 1 anchors, and a late-night TV efficiency on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Lewis' introductory movie will probably be obtainable solely Apply Music on March 26, and his Kimmel debut is about for Monday night time (March 18). 

“I’m not attempting to get throughout some kind of message or assertion,” he tells Apple Music. “I’m simply actually attempting to jot down the most effective songs I can write. It’s all that issues.”

Catch the trailer and an unique clip from the brief movie under.