Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week, Billboard taps chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible.
2019 may have just begun, but Watsky already has a stellar year ahead. The Los Angeles-based rapper is releasing his fifth studio album, Complaint, on Jan. 11, then will embark on a 29-date North American tour, including a special show with Atmosphere at Red Rocks Amphitheater on Feb. 1.
But even with the exciting things ahead in 2019, Watsky sees the start of a new year as a chance to grow both as an artist and as a person. So for his New Year's Day Takeover Tuesday playlist, the 32-year-old compiled 16 songs that reflect the "growth and beginnings" he's looking forward to experiencing this year.