Listen to the bumper playlist of every NME Cover star

Earlier this month, we announced celebrations for The Cover Turns 1, a toast to the relaunch of the editorial property that seeks to champion rising and emerging talent from across the globe.

The Cover Turns 1 playlist – featuring all 49 artists who have appeared on The Cover since its launch on May 29, 2023 – is available to listen to below.

The playlist features songs by artists such as Chappell Roan, Ashnikko, Blondshell and more, as well as DIY and unsigned acts including Picture Parlour and this week’s Cover star, Songer.


The Cover Turns 1 is a month of celebrations that will look back at the incredible new talent NME has championed on The Cover in its first year, with new content that includes Life Since The Cover (exploring milestones artists have hit since their cover debuted), Cover To Cover (cover stars on cover stars) and Behind The Cover (a behind the scenes look at the creative process).

Relaunched on May 29 2023, The Cover is dedicated to championing the most exciting emerging artists on earth and connecting them with NME’s global audience of millions of music fans. From soon-to-be superstars to the unsigned and DIY heroes making waves in their respective scenes, all have a place on The Cover. Artists to have appeared on The Cover since its rebirth include BandLab break-out d4vd, K-pop megastars ENHYPEN, BRIT Award winners The Last Dinner Party, and Icelandic-Chinese sensation Laufey.

Last week, NME hosted a celebration party in Singapore at music retailer Swee Lee Clarke Quay – check out photos from the night here.


Meanwhile, The Cover Party: London Edition will be hosted at music retailer Dawsons on the iconic Denmark Street in collaboration with Outernet London on May 29. Outernet’s unrivalled screens will showcase all 50 editions of The Cover, behind-the-scenes artist videos, and exclusive images from the cover shoots – demonstrating the diversity of NME’s cover talent to music fans at scale in the heart of London.