With today being the first, Apple says new Spotlight creators will be announced each month and represent a diverse range of podcast genres, formats and locations — with a focus on independent and often underrepresented voices.
The first Spotlight creator is Chelsea Devantez, host of Celebrity Book Club. Each Friday, Chelsea is joined by guests including Gabourey Sidibe, Ashley Nicole Black and Lydia Popovich to discuss the memoirs of badass celebrity women such as Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson, and Jennifer Lopez, offering listeners new perspectives on the celebrities they thought they knew.
“Apple Podcasts Spotlight helps listeners find some of the world’s best shows by shining a light on creators with singular voices,” said Ben Cave, Global Head of Business for Apple Podcasts. “Chelsea Devantez has created a fun, vibrant space with Celebrity Book Club for listeners to gain new perspectives on the celebrities we thought we knew. We are delighted to recognize Chelsea and Celebrity Book Club as our first Spotlight selection and look forward to introducing creators like Chelsea to listeners each month.”