Hey Pandora listeners,
First and foremost, we hope that you and the ones you love are staying safe and healthy. While we are all navigating this challenging reality in different ways, we are also finding new ways to stay connected and supportive of each other through it all. At Pandora, our goal has always been to serve up the content that soundtracks in tune with your life, regardless of who you are, where you are, or how you decide to listen.
This moment-in-time is no different. Building a sense of community is more important than ever while we’re social distancing, which is why Pandora is introducing a new program designed for the world that we live in right now.
Starting today, we’re launching Listen In, a new series of exclusive playlists that connect artists with listeners through music. Each artist-curated playlist will feature songs that are soundtracking their lives during this unusual time, with commentary about their connection to the music, what’s inspiring them, keeping them busy, or helping them stay focused on the positive.
Check out the new playlists that launched today below, and continue to check back in as we will update this page with new content from some of your favorite artists.
5 Seconds of Summer: Fresh off of the release of their fourth studio album, ‘Calm,’ 5 Seconds of Summer — made up of band members Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin and Michael Clifford — created an exclusive playlist for Pandora packed with hits from Coldplay and Lana del Rey, as well as classics by Ella Fitzgerald, David Bowie and more. “A lot of it is songs that inspired the creation of ‘Calm’ and songs that we’re listening to right now,” Clifford, the pop-punk band’s guitarist, explained of their picks. ” songs that help us feel inspired and motivated and happy during these times of isolation.” Hear 5 Seconds of Summer’s musical choices, ahead!
Alec Benjamin: Singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin wants to make sure we all jam together, even if we have to do it from afar. Featuring favorites by artists like Adele, Paul Simon and The 1975, listen along for his upbeat, soulful selections, as well as a personal message of support from Benjamin himself.
All Time Low: Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low revealed to Pandora what he and the rest of the band have been listening to lately, resulting in a playlist that “spans many different genres and many different flavors” so that “hopefully there’s something in here for each and every one of you.” Without further ado, hear from Gaskarth ahead, as well as songs by The Weeknd, Kacey Musgraves, Tame Impala, The Dangerous Summer and more.
A$AP Ferg: Rapper and songwriter A$AP Ferg put together a playlist packed with bangers to have you jamming from sun up to sun down (and beyond). “I’ve got a lot of music I’m listening to, artists I’m loving, artists I’m discovering,” the musician explained to Pandora, promising that his picks get a little “crazy.” From Bad Bunny to Kendrick Lamar, crank the volume on Ferg’s choices, ahead.
Best Coast: Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast wants to make sure we stay together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “I made you this playlist of songs that stand out because they have great melodies,” she explains. “During this confusing, scary, uncertain time in the world, I’m really trying to listen to music that feels familiar, safe and comfortable – and catchy. To me, that comes from melody, so here’s a playlist of catchy songs!” Featuring songs by Billy Joel and Built to Spill, Bruce Springsteen and The Beatles, listen along for a message from Bethany Cosentino, alongside her catchy picks!
Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene founder Kevin Drew wants to make sure we chill out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “I made a playlist for the times of right now,” the Canadian indie hero says of his playlist that features calming sounds from ambient electronic artists like Mary Lattimore and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith alongside experimental pioneers like Carl Stone and Susumu Yokota — and even a surprise from Tom Waits. Hear a message from Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew ahead, alongside his calming musical choices.
Cage the Elephant: From his home in Nashville, Cage the Elephant guitarist Nick Bockrath wants to make sure we all rock together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “Something that I’ve really been enjoying doing lately is listening to a new album every day,” Nick explains. “I try and listen to something newly released or something I’ve never heard before, even stuff that I haven’t listened to in years.” Featuring classics and deep cuts by GIl Scott-Heron, George Harrison and T. Rex., alongside some lesser-known gems by Pat Martino Trio, Haroumi Hosono and more, listen along for Nick Bockrath’s selections. “I hope you find some joy in some of these,” he adds. “Wishing you all the health and love in the world, and I can’t wait to see everyone when we’re back out there.”
Carly Pearce: Singer-songwriter Carly Pearce wants to make sure we all rock out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “Since we are all stuck at home, I thought that I would curate a little playlist for you guys,” she explains. “Stay safe and wash your hands!” Featuring favorites by everyone from Destiny’s Child and Dolly Parton to Trisha Yearwood and Faith Hill, listen along for a message from Pearce, as well as her top selections.
CeeLo Green: Singer CeeLo Green wants to make sure we all jam out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “All the songs are so relative to life now, in real time, but great for that frenetic energy that you can burn off while being productive,” he explains of his choices. “Don’t lose it, use it. Enjoy and stay healthy.” Listen along for his top selections, which include tracks by Beck, Pearl Jam, The Beatles and more.
Common: Chicago rap legend Common wants to make sure we all get down together, even if we’re doing it from afar. You may know him for his wordplay or his acting chops, but did you know Common’s also nice with a playlist? Featuring stay-at-home classics like Patti LaBelle’s “On My Own” and Minnie Riperton’s “Inside My Love,” alongside lockdown admonishments like EPMD’s “You Gots To Chill,” and Jungle Brothers’ hip-house gem “I’ll House You,” listen along for Common’s expert quarantine selections.
Chicano Batman: Chicano Batman bassist Eduardo Arenas wants to make sure we all get down together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “I narrowed down my playlist to mostly soul and R&B and some hip-hop, focusing on songs that to me, really changed the direction of music, and life,” Arenas explains. “Some are dynamic, some are just genius – it’s a mix! It’s kinda like some early ’90s gangster s–t that I remember, growing up in L.A.” Featuring rap classics by Cypress Hill, KRS-One and Handsome Boy Modeling School alongside soul favorites by legends like Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and The Persuaders, this is one playlist you don’t want to miss.
DaniLeigh: Singer, dancer and rapper DaniLeigh is making sure you get through this strange situation with a jam-filled soundtrack to keep you going. Her picks include her own collab with DaBaby, “Levi High,” as well new bops from Lil Uzi Vert and Megan Thee Stallion. “I hope everyone is safe and spending time reflecting on life right now,” she told Pandora. “Wash your hands, stay inside and enjoy your downtime!”
Eli Young Band: Singer and guitarist Mike Eli of Eli Young Band wants to make sure we all rock together, even if we’re doing it from afar. Putting together a collections of songs he’s been listening to lately by The Cadillac Three and Sturgill Simpson alongside several Eli Young Band favorites, and the Hot Country Knights, because “I think we all need a little bit of humor in our lives,” listen along for a message from Mike Eli of Eli Young Band, alongside his current selections.
Emotional Oranges: Emotional Oranges want to make sure we all rock out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “We picked these songs as they accurately paint the roller coaster of emotions we’ve been going through!,” the California R&B duo explain. “We’ve been listening to a lot of soulful dance music to stay upbeat while writing our new record, and there’s a few great new and inspiring r&b projects that have been in rotation. Can’t wait to show our fans all the ideas we’ve been working on during this wild time!” Featuring everyone from Grace Jones and Robyn to Channel Tres and Chiiild, listen along to Emotional Oranges’ expert picks.
Fitz and the Tantrums: Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz and the Tantrums is making sure we all get through it with his exclusive Pandora playlist, which is packed with both plenty of upbeat pop — Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, and Dua Lipa — as well as some more introspective tracks from musicians like Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi. Listen to his picks, ahead.
Flipp Dinero: Rapper Flipp Dinero wants to make sure we all jam out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. He curated an exclusive playlist for Pandora packed with rap and hip hop tracks by Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby and more, which he hopes will encourage fans to “bump, catch a vibe, and listen to the music.” Hear his top selections, ahead!
Flora Cash: Indie pop duo Shpresa Lleshaj and Cole Randall — aka Flora Cash — are making sure you get through this unusual situation with a playlist that’s equal parts contemporary hits from musicians like Kanye West and Lana Del Rey, as well as classics by Roberta Flack, Vera Lynn and more. Hear their picks and a personal message from the band, ahead.
Flume: Australian super-producer Flume wants to make sure we all chill out together, even if we’re doing it remotely. “Here’s a few songs I’ve been listening to over the last three weeks in lockdown,” he says, introducing his playlist. Featuring favorites by friends and collaborators like Toro y Moi, Jacques Greene and Ross From Friends, alongside “Pop-done-perfect” cuts by Christine and the Queens, Caroline Polachek and a surprise appearance by Drake, listen along for a message from Flume alongside his expert picks.
Godsmack: Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola want to make sure we all jam out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “We picked a bunch of songs that pretty much represent our musical styles,” the hard rock musicians said of their playlist, which is packed with plenty of guitar solos and killer riffs from bands like Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, Oasis and AC/DC. Hear a message from Rombola and Larkin ahead, as well as their musical choices.
Guapdad 4000: Guapdad 4000 wants to make sure we all jam out together, even if we have to do it from afar. Listen along to hear an exclusive message from the rapper, as well as a Pandora playlist that features artists like Larry June, EARTHGANG and more.
Halsey: Superstar singer Halsey wants to make sure we all rock out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “We’re living through some interesting times right now, but I know you guys are gonna pull through,” she says. From the songs keeping her energized as she rolls out pasta from scratch, to the tracks helping her stay positive, the “Be Kind” singer breaks down her quarantine playlist for Pandora, ahead.
H.E.R.:Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter H.E.R. put together “a mid-day, mid-tempo playlist for days in quarantine,” featuring Snoh Aalegra, Rihanna and Frank Ocean. As H.E.R. says, she hopes to “keep the mood light” with “easy vibes.”
J Balvin: J Balvin quiere que su gente se siga moviendo, y por eso ha creado esta playlist con canciones que “van con la vibra, con los colores y con la buena energía”. Ponte a bailar en la sala, sube el volumen mientras cocinas o prepara tu próxima fiesta virtual, con estas canciones seleccionadas para que te olvides por un momento de la cuarentena.
Jadakiss: NY street rap legend Jadakiss wants to make sure we all get down together, even if we’re doing it from afar. Featuring newer selections by Pop Smoke, G Herbo and 42 Dugg, alongside classics by Noreaga, AZ and Biggie, listen along for the musician’s choice cuts.
Jeezy: Atlanta rap titan Jeezy wants to make sure we jam together, even if we have to do it from afar. “We gotta come together and stay our distance, so we can get over this, get back to the money, and get back to the motivation,” he explains. Putting together a playlist that features everyone from Marvin Gaye to Lil Baby, he added that he’s keeping his “mind clear, keeping it full of positive thoughts and taking the time to reflect, taking this time to write, create, be innovative, reading books, listening to music.” Listen along for a crucial message from Jeezy, alongside his favorite cuts.
Jhene Aiko: Los Angeles singer Jhené Aiko wants to make sure we all get down together, even if we’re doing it from afar. Featuring favorites by everyone from Rhye and Sade to Frank Ocean, Bill Withers and Tupac, alongside a gang of gems from her own catalog, listen along for Jhené Aiko’s soulful selections.
Karol G: During this time of social distancing, artists are helping us connect through music. Singer Karol G wants to make sure we all jam out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “There’s power in music,” she explained of her exclusive Pandora playlist, which features songs by Anuel AA, Jessie Reyez, Bad Bunny and more. “In moments like this, music can be a safe place for many of us as a community.” Listen along for her top selections!
Kelly Rowland: Singer Kelly Rowland shared an exclusive playlist for Pandora packed with jams from artists like Daniel Cesar, H.E.R. and Ari Lennox, as well as a few tracks of her own, like “Motivation” and “Coffee.” So, sit back, relax and crank up the volume to hear her picks and a personal message of support from the Destiny’s Child alum herself.
Kiana Lede: Singer, songwriter, actress and pianist Kiana Ledé is making sure you get through this unusual situation with a jam-filled playlist featuring R&B picks by Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Baby Rose, Daniel Caesar and more.
Kristian Bush of Sugarland: Kristian Bush of Sugarland wants to make sure we all jam together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “This music ranges from comforting myself to making myself laugh or smile. A few of them make me dance. Mostly it’s here to make me feel better,” the singer-songwriter explains. Packed with classic and contemporary gems by everyone from Bob Marley and Grateful Dead to Vampire Weekend and Leon Bridges, check out Bush’s hand-picked “Shelter-in-Place” playlist.
LeAnn Rimes: Singer, songwriter, actress and author Leann Rimes pulled together a playlist full of songs that she promises will “uplift the spirit and remind us of the beautiful days we have ahead.” Her selections span multiple genres and include tracks by an eclectic group of musicians like U2, Andra Day, Bon Iver and more. Rimes added that “music can speak for us in moments when we can’t find the words, and remind us of lighter days in dark times,” so take a deep breath and press play, ahead.
Lewis Capaldi: Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi wants to make sure we all rock out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. After humorously describing himself as an “all-around super-cool, fresh, hip guy,” the Scottish phenom introduces his exclusive Pandora playlist, which features everyone from Elton John to Kanye West — and even a cheeky song of his own. “I like to imagine my playlist like a big party, and we’re all there. When I added myself I thought, ‘Oh, it’s nice be invited to a party with Harry Styles and Billie Eilish and Elton John — look, Elton John’s over there! There’s Kanye West!’ I feel like it’s some sort of mixer, like a lovely mixer.” Listen along for Capaldi’s top selections.
Madison Beer: Rising pop star Madison Beer put together an exclusive list of songs for Pandora that have been keeping her spirits up recently. “They really speak to me for different reasons,” she explains. “Some of them are just vibey and cool, but others have a deeper meaning behind them.” Hear a message from Beer ahead, as well as tracks by Tame Impala, Harry Styles and more of her faves.
Maluma: Maluma nos presenta esta playlist con la que no te hará falta salir de casa para llenarte de energía positiva. La estrella colombiana ha seleccionado varias canciones de diferentes estilos que cumplen con un mismo objetivo: alegrarte tus días. Escucha su música junto a la de otros artistas como Cali y El Dandee, ChiChi Peralta, Rihanna, Michael Jackson y muchos más, en esta lista de reproducción perfecta para sobrellevar la cuarentena.
Margo Price: Nashville singer Margo Price wants to make sure we all get down together, even if we’re doing it from afar. Featuring legendary favorites by Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty and Patti Smith, as well as newer cuts by Gillian Welch, Jeremy Ivey and Bob Dylan, listen to Margo Price’s expert picks, ahead.
Marshmello: Electronic music producer and DJ Marshmello curated a pulse-pounding list of 20 of his current favorite tracks to keep your energy up while you’re staying in. From Galantis to Slushii to his own collaborations with Kane Brown and A Day to Remember, find out what Marshmello has been listening to lately ahead.
Megan Thee Stallion: Rap superstar Megan Thee Stallion curated an exclusive personal playlist for Pandora, including jams like “Savage” and her Wiz Khalifa collab “Y U Mad.” Listen along for her picks and a personal message from Megan.
Meghan Trainor: Fresh off of the release of her third album, ‘Treat Myself,’ singer Meghan Trainor created an exclusive playlist for Pandora packed with pop hits from Lennon Stella and Harry Styles, as well as high-energy tracks by Summer Walker, SZA and more. “I chose these songs because these are the jams my husband and I bond over,” Trainor explained. “They get me happy and excited, and remind me why I love music.” Hear her picks ahead!
Natti Natasha: Natti Natasha nos anima a aumentar nuestra energía con una playlist que ha creado para entrenar durante la cuarentena. La cantante y compositora dominicana nos invita a escuchar estas canciones, no solo para hacer deporte, sino para despejar la mente, y disfrutar del tiempo mientras nos quedamos en casa. ¡Activa tu cuerpo y tu mente escuchando esta selección de música perfecta para estos momentos!
Nicole Atkins: Singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins is on the case, having created an exclusive playlist for Pandora packed with soul. From Stevie Wonder and Funkadelic to Dehd and The Velvet Underground, hear her eclectic picks ahead.
Paloma Mami: Singer Paloma Mami wants to make sure we all jam out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “I wanted to share a list of songs that are keeping me entertained during this quarantine,” she explained of her exclusive Pandora playlist, which features artists like Jessie Reyez, Nicki Minaj, Frank Ocean and more. Listen along for her picks!
Prince Royce: Latin superstar Prince Royce curated an exclusive list of his current favorite tracks to keep your energy up while you’re staying in. Need something chill? Play “Yummy” by Justin Beiber. How about a throwback? Spin “Put It On Me” by Ja Rule. Oh, and if you want to dance around your living room, there’s Prince Royce’s fire collab with DaniLeigh. Listen to his entire playlist, ahead!
Post Malone: Rapper Post Malone wants to make sure we all jam out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “Here’s a short list of some of my faves playing in the house right now,” he explained of his exclusive Pandora playlist, which features artists like Rich the Kid, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, Lil Uzi Vert and more. Listen along for his top selections!
PVRIS: Massachusetts rock band PVRIS want to make sure we stick together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “For the last year I’ve really just been looking for music that grooves and makes me feel good,” frontwoman Lynn Gunn explains . “I seriously just want to vibe all day and be able to dance at any second. Here is a great flowing playlist for JUST that!” Featuring songs by everyone from Alicia Keys and Little Dragon to Clairo and Tame Impala. Groove with PVRIS via their “quarantine/dance-around-the-house playlist,” and listen on for a special message from Lynn!
Rod Wave: Singer, rapper and songwriter Rod Wave put together a playlist packed with both rap classics and contemporary bangers. From 2Pac’s “Staring Through My Rear View” to Drake’s “Weston Road Flows,” crank the volume on Wave’s picks, ahead.
Sebastian Yatra: Singer Sebastian Yatra is doing so with a carefully curated collection of tracks to energize fans from home. “These are songs that I like that have been released recently by friends and artists that I admire,” he says of his picks. “We’ll get through this quarantine together.” Listen to Yatra’s playlist, as well as a message of support from the musician, ahead!
Tate McRae: Singer-songwriter Tate McRae, who you might know from her viral pop performances on YouTube, put together a list of the top 10 songs she’s listening to right now, including two tracks from Summer Walker and a single off of The Weeknd’s new album. “There are so many different genres in these 10 songs,” she explained, noting that her playlist are always “all over the place.” Listen to McRae’s picks, ahead.
The Chainsmokers: The Chainsmokers — aka DJ duo Alex Pall and Drew Taggart — have joined the cause, sharing an exclusive Pandora playlist full of uplifting, energetic bops that they hope will “transport” fans from their living rooms to somewhere a little more exciting. Ahead, hear songs by Christian French, The Weeknd and more.
The Pretty Reckless: The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen shared an exclusive playlist for Pandora packed with hard rock hits from bands like Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine and War Pigs, as well as dreamy tracks by the Mamas and the Papas, Bob Marley and more. ” some of the stuff I’ve been listening to during these crazy times,” she explains. “Some of it I work out to, some of it I listen to to fall asleep, and some of it is on here just because it’s awesome.” So, as Momsen recommends: “Sit back, crank it up, and stay safe, everyone.”
Third Eye Blind: Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins, who says he’s “hiding out in San Francisco,” wants to make sure we all rock out together even if we’re doing it from afar. “What is it that makes a good playlist, when you’re all up in your house and you’re yearning? I know we all have the same desires in this moment. Something aspirational. Something that has that sense of collective idealism. That desire for community,” he explains, introducing his “Lucky 13, Shelter at Home, 6 Feet Apart Together” playlist for “dancing around your kitchen.” Featuring everyone from Wolf Alice to Tame Impala, listen along for Jenkins’ new favorites.
Tommy Vext of Bad Wolves: Hard rock singer and songwriter Tommy Vext, who fronts the band Bad Wolves, is making sure we rock out together. “It’s a good time for us as a community to share music with each other,” he says of his exclusive playlist, which he describes as “all across the board” thanks to mellow tracks from Lana del Rey, as well as pulse-pounding songs by Suicide Silence, Korn and Ozzy Osbourne.
Wallows: Los Angeles band Wallows want to make sure we all rock out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “These are some songs that we’ve been listening to during this time of isolation. Some are old personal classics/favorites, some are songs that have recently come out that have really impressed us, and others we’ve just recently discovered,” the band explain. “Either way, they’re relevant to some of us right now, and we feel like they’re songs you should know no matter what.” Featuring favorites by The Clash and The Human League alongside newer jams by Porches, King Krule and Moses Sumney, listen along for an eclectic and personal playlist from Wallows.
Young the Giant: Young the Giant frontman Sameer Gadhia wants to make sure we all keep rocking out, even if we have to do it from afar. The rocker created an exclusive playlist for Pandora featuring favorites from Gorillaz, Radiohead, and even the solo work of Young the Giant’s guitarist Eric Cannata. Listen along for a personal message from Gadhia, as well as his high-energy picks, ahead.
Zion & Lennox: Zion & Lennox nos comparten las canciones que están escuchando para transformar sus pensamientos mientras dura el encierro. La cuarentena no ha impedido que los puertorriqueños lancen su nuevo sencillo “Mujer satisfecha”, y con esta selección quieren levantar el ánimo a través del reggaetón y otros géneros. ¡Disfruta de esta playlist creada por la Z y la L para hacerte más llevadero este momento!