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.
Since Kiiara broke out with her 2015 hit “Gold,” she’s collaborated with Linkin Park, toured around the world and released more than 15 tracks. This year has been no less busy for the 24-year-old singer, who teamed up with Don Diablo and Hyphen Hyphen before releasing her latest single, “Open My Mouth,” in June.
But when she’s not hard at work, Kiiara spends some of her free time running, no matter what mood she’s in. “When I’m happy, I run 6 miles. When I’m angry, I run 6 miles. When I’m sad, I run 6 miles,” Kiiara says.
Who does she listen to when she’s running those six miles? Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Post Malone and 5 Seconds of Summer, to name a few. Kiiara shares all of her favorite running tunes — including “Open My Mouth” and “Gold,” as well as her bouncy 2017 single “Whippin'” — in her Takeover Tuesday playlist, also giving little shout-outs to the 11 artists featured.
Put on your running gear and plug into Kiiara’s “Run 6 Miles” playlist below.
Kiiara, “Open My Mouth”: “This is my latest single… yeeee!”
Da Baby, “Suge”: “Can’t. Stop. Listening. To. Da. Baby.”
Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down”: “Taylor…. Ilysm!!!”
Austin Mahone, “Dancing with Nobody”: “Because Austin is the homie.”
Post Malone feat. Young Thug, “Goodbyes”: “I’m no good at goodbyes either.”
5 Seconds of Summer, “Youngblood”: “I’ve listened to this song 1,000 times and I cannot stop.”
Halsey, “Nightmare”: “This record is incredible.”
Kiiara, “Gold”: “I wrote this on a guitar… can you tell? Lol.”
Linkin Park, “Castle of Glass”: “I learned so much from these guys… blessed!”
Troye Sivan feat. Ariana Grande, “Dance to This”: “Repeat, please.”
Todrick Hall, “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels”: “I met Todrick this summer at Cincinatti Pride… yeee!
Ariana Grande, “Bad Idea”: “More Ariana.”
Kiiara, “Whippin”: “In the car with you, you, you.”
Chris Brown, “Undecided”: “I love every CB song ever made!”