The Global Chart Show With Brooke Reese

For Apple Music 1 host Brooke Reese, whose grandfather emigrated from Mexico when he was 15, music has always been a way to stay connected to family, tradition, and cherished memories. “My mom made sure to always keep me connected to our culture and everything my grandpa sacrificed so we all could have a better life,” Brooke says. “I grew up with mariachis at every family party—it was a must!” But American pop was also a key part of Brooke’s formative mix, and when she’s feeling nostalgic she’ll play artists like John Mayer or Justin Timberlake. “Their music has been the soundtrack to a lot of important moments in my life, both good and bad. I can remember vividly watching *NSYNC’s ‘Tearin’ Up My Heart’ in my mom’s living room when I was in third or fourth grade. I was immediately drawn in.” As the host of Apple Music 1’s The Chart Show, Brooke runs through chart countdowns from around the world, interviews stars at the top, and keeps listeners up to date on what’s new and what’s next. “My show is the only listener-based show on Apple Music 1,” she says. “It’s the songs and artists that listeners go back to over and over again.” Tune in to The Chart Show With Brooke Reese every Monday through Thursday at 6 am LA/9 am NYC/2 pm LDN. Hometown: Riverside, California Earliest musical memory: “In my Latin household, you had to get up early to clean the house and do your chores before you could go outside. I remember my mom blasting Julio Iglesias, Neil Diamond, and Céline Dion. I always loved to sing along, and they always remind me of my mom.” Favorite music video: Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U.” “It was so iconic, and I still know the dance moves to this day.” First song I ever bought or downloaded: Toni Braxton, “Un-Break My Heart.” “I used to play it on my cassette player and sing it at the top of my lungs.” Go-to karaoke song: Madonna, “Like a Virgin.” First tour: *NSYNC Five songs that get me through the day: 1. Miranda Lambert, “Bluebird” 2. Harry Styles, “Golden” 3. “Anything Cher—she is my queen!” 4. “Everything from Taylor Swift's 1989 album.” 5. “Anything by John Mayer.”

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