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SPOTIFY LAUNCHES "BLACK HISTORY IS NOW" CAPSULE

In honor of Black History Month, Spotify has launched a new capsule, Black History Is Now, full of content celebrating Black culture.

Learn about Black excellence via a collection of podcasts, music, poems and historic speeches from iconic figures like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Michelle ObamaBarack Obama, Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill, Marvin Gaye, Maya Angelou and many more, as well as stories, recollections of historic moments and curated playlists—including 2 Chainz's I Love My HBCU, Keyon Harold Sr. and Keyon Harold Jr.'s Black Lives Matter and Keke Palmer's Queen.

Go to the Black History Is Now hub here

Along with this month's special content, Spotify is expanding its hip-hop footprint with the launch of four new playlists: New Joints (a hip-hop version of New Music Friday), Door Knockers (highlighting trailblazing women in hip-hop), Trophy Room and City to City

Spotify's Head of Urban Carl Chery commented, "We are excited to launch these news playlists as they are rooted in how our listeners engage on the platform. Hip-Hop moves at a fast pace and our team is constantly reevaluating the landscape and keeping our eye on new trends, sounds and scenes to serve our audience."

NEAR TRUTHS: OFF AND RUNNING
The lay of the land at the top of 2022 (1/20a)
O-ROD MANAGEMENT
IN PLAY?
America's most wanted (1/20a)
TAYLOR'S LATEST "VERSION": RECORD STORE DAY
A nod to the Vinyl Queen. (1/20a)
WEEKLY CURRENT LABEL SHARE
Monte's up where he belongs. (1/20a)
SONG REVENUE: SOME ENCHANTED DAWN
Winning hands in the early action (1/20a)
OOH, LAS VEGAS
You're gonna make a poor boy outta me.
HOW I WISH THAT THERE WERE MORE
...than 24 hours in a day.
PALMS SWEAT, BLACKJACK
on a Saturday night
SIN CITY
Lamborginis and caviar Dry martinis, Shangri-La
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