Spotify is touting Los Angeles based Arizona Zervas as the next breakout artist. The Spotify curating team moved the independent rappers track Roxanne to Today’s Top Hits Playlist after showing signs of life as a viral track. Now the track is garnering a million daily streams and he is finally getting offers from majors. But this isn’t the first time Zervas made noise. He first gained attention during the halftime of 2016 Super Bowl when he released a freestyle using NFL teams where the video became a viral success and reached over 8 million views in a week.
Thousands of people flocked to Kanye West’s Sunday Service in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after a last-minute announcement. Jesus Is King marks his ninth consecutive album to debut at No. 1, giving Kanye his biggest streaming week in history with 197 million on-demand streams of its tracks. Kanye announced a follow up album “Jesus Is Born” that will drop on Christmas Day. Kanye told Zane Lowe at Apple Music’s Beats “I believe because God has given me a gift that I pray for and so many people love,” – “that if I stop doing it, he might start to take all the things away.”
Dua Lipa tops Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist with the new track Don’t Start Now. The song which is built for the clubs and written about her ex, was penned by the same team who wrote and produced her breakthrough hit single ‘New Rules’
“I chose to put this song out first so I could close one chapter of my life and start another,” says Lipa. “Into a new era with a new sound! It’s about moving on and not allowing anyone to get in the way of that. It also felt like a natural first song choice as I made it with the brilliant same crew I made ‘New Rules’ with.”
Emerging Nashville based pop artist Stef releases the lo-fi indie pop track Sour which found its way on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and other playlists. The Alabama native just released her debut EP and would love to collaborate with Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, and Drake. The track has clocked over 12k streams since its September release. Check out the video here.
Almost Monday releases the playful ‘Broken People‘. The group consists of three surfers from San Diego that blends elements from The 1975, Phoenix, and Walk The Moon. That track was produced by Simon Oscroft (The Aces, MOTHXR) and mixed Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Walk The Moon). The track clocked nearly 500k Spotify streams. Give it a listen.