Playlist: AAPI Appreciation Part 1!

If you didn’t know, the month of May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Or for our fellow Canadian readers, Asian History Month! So, in order to celebrate and appreciate AAPI this in this playlist, here’s a calm, chill vibe playlist featuring some AAPI artists that you may know or not yet know of!

As mentioned above, I made this playlist more on the calm, chill vibe of things, and if you’re wanting songs that are more upbeat… maybe keep an eye out for the next issue (hint hint). From doing a deep dive on Spotify, I found artists that I, myself haven’t heard of until now and hopefully, you found a new artist to listen to as well!

Let us know what you think of the playlist by messaging us on our social media platforms or if you have any song recommendations too!

  1. Start The Show – FIG, Liltrxptendo

  2. Loop – Shreya

  3. Jealousy – Yayyoung

  4. Nobody Else but You – Laica

  5. deja vu – Olivia Rodrigo

  6. Movies – DeVita

  7. I’ll Be There – Dacey

  8. your text – Sundial

  9. Can I – Sanjana

  10. Dreaming – REHMA

  11. Space – AUDREY NUNA

  12. Just Sayin’ – Hae.Zy

  13. Irises – Jolianne

  14. universe – thuy

  15. Pearl – YURA

  16. Plastic Love – Friday Night Plans

  17. Chosen Family (with Elton John) – Rina Sawayama, Elton John

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