A Playlist to Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

May 12, 2022
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In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’ve compiled this playlist of songs that will make you want to sing along and celebrate! Get to know these eight AAPI artists and their songs that we have highlighted below!
1. Tokyo Love Hotel – Rina Sawayama
In this nightclub bop, this song symbolizes Rina’s identity of a Japanese woman living in Britain. With a catchy beat and meaningful lyrics, Rina is a singer to watch!


2. DNA – BTS
BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band that needs no introduction. But if you’re unfamiliar, these seven young men rose to international fame and success with their impressive vocals, killer dance moves, and meaningful songs with powerful messages. DNA is just one of them.


3. good 4 u – Olivia Rodrigo
For a song that broke the record for most global Spotify streams in a week, this is only the beginning of success for this Filipino-American pop princess’ career!
4. 1 Thing – Amerie
With a funky-beat driven percussion, this throwback by African American-Korean singer, Amerie, is the “1 thing” that keeps us going after a long day:

5. Tenderness – Jay Som
The daughter of Filipino immigrants, Jay sings a feel-good, funky song about a subject that you might find familiar –  the relationship we have with social media:


6. Why So Lonely – Wonder Girls
Ever feel lonely after a romantic relationship ends? This South Korean girl group will help you through it in this reggae-pop dance track!


7. Girls Like Girls – Hayley Kiyoko
This queer artist makes her statement in Girls Like Girls, a track about a teen girl discovering she likes girls for the first time.


For more songs by AAPI artists, check out our full playlist here!

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