Apple Music celebrates the greatest music albums of all time with the release of its first-ever Top 100 Albums list.

The 10-day countdown begins today with the release of Albums 100-91, featuring contributions from Solange, Tyler, The Creator, George Michael and more. Explore, share, and follow your Apple Music journey through the albums you make. Inspires and changes the world of music forever.

Apple Music today announced the 100 greatest albums of all time. A tribute to the greatest music album of all time. It is curated by a team of Apple Music experts with a selection of artists including Maren Morris, Pharrell Williams, J Balvin, Charli XCX, Mark Hoppus, Honey Dijon and Nia Archives, as well as songwriters, producers and industry experts. These lists are published by the editorial team. It's nothing to do with the numbers, streaming on Apple Music is a love letter to the albums that have shaped and enjoyed the world of music fans.

Apple Music is making the celebration of the 100 Greatest Albums even more colorful as the countdown begins today. All 10 albums will be revealed over the next 10 days, along with a new Top 100 mini-site and exclusive new content. Exclusive episodes of Apple Music Radio and more, and the final day's countdown ends with the reveal of the top 10 Apple Music albums of all time during a special radio broadcast.

“The 100 Best captures everything that makes Apple Music the ultimate service for music lovers. Whether it's chosen by real people in the greatest times is a tribute to the art of story. We have an unparalleled knowledge of music and a deeper love of music,” said Rachel Newman, Apple Music's chief content and editorial officer. We've been working on this for a long time. This is something we are all proud of and excited to share with the world.

“Putting this lineup together has been a labor of love and effort,” said Zane Lowe, Global Creative Director for Apple Music and lead host of Apple Music 1. “In the sense that it's tough and we're all very excited about it.” “We were tasked with choosing the top 100 albums. Which is almost impossible but as a music fan it was also nice to take a moment to think about the songs, albums and artists we really love in that context, if these lists spark more debate among fans outside of Apple Music. It makes people talk about their favorite songs with passion, which means we did what we intended to do.”

The top 10 albums revealed today showcase Apple Music's unique approach to selecting the top 100 albums. The list highlights contemporary artists such as Tyler, The Creator, Travis Scott, Burial and many others and the influence on other artists. Seven of the ten albums are from the 2000s, two from the 1990s, and only one from the 1970s, all of which represent this genre.

100. Body talkRobin
99. California hotel, the Eagles
98. astroworld, Travis Scott
97. Rage against the machineRage Against the Machine
96. Pure heroin, Lord
95. ConfessionsGuide
94. incorrectburied
93. A seat at the tableSolange
92. Flower boyTyler, the Creator
91. Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, George Michael

“There are some fun facts. There's a lot for listeners to discover about these albums,” said Scott Plagenhoff, global head of music programming at Apple Music. For example: The two albums unveiled today were promoted without artist photos for two conflicting reasons. incorrect The reason for the burial was that the artist had not yet revealed his identity at that time, but L Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 It was George Michael because he became so famous.

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Apple Music today also unveiled a dedicated mini-site that will be updated daily throughout the countdown. To make it easier for listeners to follow the announcements, the Top 100 microsites will contain in-depth analysis of each album. Recorded interviews and much more, it also attracts fans. You can easily share your favorite albums with friends and on social media. It is ready for service today via 100best.music.apple.com

See albums 100-91 of the Top 100 albums on Apple Music here. 100best.music.apple.com

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Fans will be able to enjoy the top 100 albums for radio on Apple Music Hits through exclusive 24-hour broadcasts from Apple Music Radio hosts and daily specials broadcast at 9:00 a.m. PT (noon ET), with exclusive content Available daily on demand on Apple Music and Apple Podcasts.

The final 10 albums will be revealed on Wednesday, May 22, with a special roundtable broadcast globally on Apple Music, where guest artists Nile Rodgers and Maggie Rogers share their thoughts on the lineup with Apple Music's Zane Lowe and Ebro Darden. Lowe will also curate special mashup-style DJ sets featuring songs from Top 100 albums.

Apple Music will keep this momentum going after the countdown ends by adding an additional week of streaming for the Top 100 albums on radio on Apple Music Hits.

All Top 100 Album Award winners will receive trophies made of polished aluminum with a unique gold PVD finish. They're all made from recycled Apple products, while the design on the back of the award is inspired by vinyl albums and features the artist name, album name and year of release.

See Apple Music's top 100 albums here. 100best.music.apple.com And check back every day to see the full list. Get exclusive content by following @AppleMusic on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and X.

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