Frank Ocean launches new radio show on Beats 1

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Apple tweeted this image of Frank Ocean's lyric to promote his new show.
Apple tweeted this image of Frank Ocean's lyric to promote his new show.
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Notorious recluse Frank Ocean doesn’t come out of hiding that often, but when he does he sure does make it worth it, like today when he surprised fans with a new Beats 1 radio show.

Ocean shook up the record industry last year when he launched his hit album Blonde as an Apple Music exclusive. Now Frank is partnering with Apple again for a new radio show and “blonded Radio.”

The new show covers an eclectic range of music genres. Songs from artists like Outkasts, Future, Notorious B.I.G. were featured heavily in the first episode. Erykah Badu, Prince and even Celine Dion were also played on the fun new show that gives some insight into the type of jams that inspire Ocean’s music.

Along with coming out with his own Beats 1 show, Ocean is also on a new Calvin Harris track called “Slide” that debuted today. The fun new song also features the rap group Migos.

You can listen to “Blonded RADIO” on Apple Music. Here’s the full track list for episode 1:

Frank Ocean: “Nights”
Kodak Black: “Tunnel Vision”
Future: “I’m So Groovy”
Migos: “Get Rght Witcha”
Calvin Harris: “Slide” [ft. Frank Ocean and Migos]
Nao: “Bad Blood”
OutKast: “Humble Mumble” [ft. Erykah Badu]
Céline Dion: “All by Myself”
The Isley Brothers: “Highways of My Life”
Prince: “Adore”
Prince: “The Beautiful Ones”
Miles Davis / Robert Glasper: “Song for Selim” [ft. KING]
Sade: “Love Is Stronger Than Pride”
Yussef Kamaal: “Yo Chavez”
Esperanza Spalding: “Judas”
The Notorious B.I.G.: “I Got a Story to Tell”
Ty Dolla $ign: “Back Up”
Frank Ocean: “Pink + White”
Air: “Alone in Kyoto”
Pixies: “Hey”
Dirty Projectors: “Cool Your Heart”
Stevie Wonder:“Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away”
Michael Jackson: “I Can’t Help It”
Nina Simone:“Mr. Bojangles”
Clams Casino: “32 Levels” [ft. Lil B and Joe Newman]
Teen Suicide: “Wild Things Run Free”
Aphex Twin: “Flim”
Frank Ocean: “Self Control”
Ola Pang: “Glimmer”