Haute 100 MIA Update: Pharrell Williams to Release an Exclusive Track & Host Radio Show on Apple Music

Pharrell Williams & wife Helen Lasichanh arrives to the 2015 Grammy Awards
Pharrell Williams & wife Helen Lasichanh arrives to the 2015 Grammy Awards

Apple Inc. is set to launch its Apple music in just a few days, June 30th to be exact. With its upcoming venture into the music streaming market, Apple has tapped some of music’s biggest names to not only host a live radio show, but also share their catalogue as well as exclusive songs.

On the inaugural day, first up to release a new track is none other than Pharrell Williams. On June 23, Pharrell tweeted, “Freedom. June 30th @AppleMusic.” He also included a 15-second teaser.

Apple has already used the song in its one-minute ad promoting the music streaming service. While Pharrell has not hinted if the new track is off an upcoming album, we do know the Grammy award-winner is slated to host and plan a show of his own that will broadcast via Beats 1, Apple’s internet radio station.

According to the New York Times, Apple has recruited a number of musicians to host their own radio show on Beats 1 including Drake, Dr. Dre, St. Vincent, Disclosure, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Jaden Smith and Elton John.

Elton John’s show is reported to be called “Elton John’s Rocket Hour.” It will feature an eclectic mix of old and new songs.

However, the station’s main DJs will consist of Zane Lowe, former BBC Radio 1 host, New York City’s Hot 97 Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga in London. Lowe has already confirmed his first big interview will be with rapper Eminem.

Check out Apple’s one-minute ad featuring a snippet of “Freedom.”

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