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.
Asher Angel may only be 16, but he didn’t have a typical teenage summer. After starring in the Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Comics film SHAZAM! in the spring, Angel continued his role as Jonah Beck in the hit Disney Channel series Andi Mack. And on top of that, Angel collaborated with Wiz Khalifa on his own track “One Thought Away.”
Though we’re now heading into fall, Angel wants to celebrate his massive summer by dedicating his Takeover Tuesday playlist to some of the bops he’s been digging over the past few months. The 12-song playlist features Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes‘ recent Billboard Hot 100-topping smash “Senorita,” Lizzo‘s freshly No. 1 hit “Truth Hurts” and Blackpink‘s bilingual banger “Kill This Love.”
Angel also shouts out some of his fellow rising stars, including pop singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin, rapper Yella Beezy and R&B newcomer Pink Sweat$ — the latter of whom Angel hopes to collaborate with next.
Check out Asher Angel’s playlist, as well as some comments from the singer, below.
Asher Angel, “One Thought Away”: “This is my new single and I’m really proud of it! Hope you like it.”
Blackpink, “Kill This Love”: “I’ve been a huge Blackpink fan and love their music and love watching them perform. Hopefully get to see them soon live.”
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, “Señorita”: “Two great artists making one great collab.”
Khalid, “Talk”: “Just saw him live and he killed it.”
Jonas Brothers, “Cool”: “I’m so glad the Jonas Brothers are making music again — great singalong song.”
Panic! at the Disco, “Hey Look Ma I Made It”: “Got to introduce these guys on stage at the Billboard Music Awards in Vegas so brings back all the memories.”
Pink Sweat$, “Body Ain’t Me”: “Sexy sounds, sexy vibes, sexy song. Collab?”
Yella Beezy, “Bacc At It Again”: “My hype song!”
Tyga, “Taste”: “Hard beat, gets the adrenaline flowing.”
Lizzo, “Truth Hurts”: “Saw Lizzo at the MTV VMAs live and her energy brings the heat.”
Alec Benjamin, “Let Me Down Slowly”: “Songwriting and vocals on point.”
Jaden Smith, “Icon”: “Song title says it all.”