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Spotify Launches in 80 New Markets.

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Spotify is finally bringing its streaming service to the Caribbean Region.

The leading streaming service has plans to expand into 80 new markets making its penetration a total of 180 markets worldwide. This is major news for artists in St. Lucia and the region at large. It is speculated however that this move was made subsequent to Apple Music’s own announcement that they would be expanding to newer markets which included the region – notably Jamaica and Africa.

Spotify’s Chief Freemium Business Officer, Alex Norström, made the announcement at the company’s Stream On event on Monday February 22 saying that there is a potential combined 1 billion potential Spotify users across these new markets. Norström added that the company’s “core library of content and features that will evolve over time.”

Established genres like Dancehall and Reggae can hope to see a boost in numbers after years of low number and complaints from stakeholders. Also this is an opportunity for other genres to gain the recognition they deserve.

Spotify will be available for free and premium subscription level streaming in all of these markets. However, its Individual, Family, Duo, and Student Plan level subscriptions will be available in select markets. Spotify added that the move would also help creators in music-rich markets reach more listeners globally.

Below is the list of Spotify new music markets.

Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Curaçao, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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Quavo and Saweetie trending after video footage of elevator altercation surfaces.

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Quavo and Saweetie are once again trending on social media.

Video footage from an altercation inside an elevator has been released by TMZ earlier today, hinting that at some point the couple’s relationship turned physical. According to TMZ_tv the altercation occurred prior to their breakup.  In the video you can Saweetie seemingly swings at Quavo, who then seemingly grabs and flings her into the elevator. .

Saweetie announced via her twitter account earlier this month that the two had broken up via her Twitter account. Quavo also broke his silence on the split stating  “I had love for you and disappointed you did all that. You are not the woman I thought you were. I wish you nothing but the best.”

The incident reportedly occurred in 2020 at an apartment complex in North Hollywood where Saweetie was renting.

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Cardi B Lands 5th No.1 Hot 100 Hit and Slams Payola Claims Once More.

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Cardi B continues to make history.

The Bronx rapper is proving herself to be a force to reckon with as her latest single, “UP,” has officially hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This latest achievement means that Cardi now has her 5th career No. 1 hit and extends her record for the most No. 1 hit among female rappers.

Cardi B shared the ecstatic news with fans on Monday. She thanking God and her fans on IG Live.

She also posted a snippet of “Up” with a caption clearly aimed at those who insist on chiding away at her success and attributing much of her hard earned successes to payola, a term that has seemingly become synonymous to Cardi.

Whether some may believe it is success formed of payola the facts still remain the single “UP” a follow-up to “WAP,” which she also held No. 1 status for and shared with Megan Thee Stallion. Cardi is the only female rapper to have 5 No. 1 Hot 100 hits, she is also the first female rapper with two Hot 100 No.1s hits as a solo artist. Her first hit being “Bodak Yellow,” released in 2017 and though some fans have debated this she is the first female rapper to certify diamond. RIAA said it.

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Peep Rihanna’s Nighttime Fenty Skin Routine

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Get un-ready with Rihanna as she walks you through her nighttime skincare routine featuring the three steps you can’t miss, including one of FENTY SKIN favs the Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream!

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