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February 28, 2024

Rihanna & A$AP Rocky are Releasing a Short Film

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are releasing a short film on Wednesday. The beauty maven posted a teaser clip from the project on Instagram, captioning it, “Born To Steal: Yours, Mine, Ours. short film with @asaprocky premiering on @fentyskin + @fentybeauty’s youtube tomorrow at 10am PT.” For those hoping it reveals plans for new music, we might have to wait longer. Footage resembles a music video, but it appears more beauty-focused as both her Fenty Skin and Fenty Beauty brands are tagged. Rihanna also posted the Instagram as a collab with Sephora, which sells her products. But fans of two of the biggest names in the music industry who tend to keep things more private should be excited to see any content from the duo.


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NWSL, Nike Reveals New Jerseys Ahead of 2024 Campaign

Ahead of the NWSL‘s return on March 16, the league revealed the jerseys players will be wearing on the pitch this year. Made by Nike, this marks the first time in the league’s 11-year run that every club’s kit has brand-new looks. “The thoughtful designs reflect each club’s identity, provide a sense of joyful expression, and celebrate the energy created by sport for the teams and their communities,” the release writes. Another bit of good news? White shorts are gone entirely, and there are no plain white-away kits, either. The Nike jerseys, pre-match tops, and more NWSL fan gear are available to shop right now on NWSLShop.com

Spotify Pays A Record $4.5B To Independent Labels in 2023

Earlier this month, Spotify revealed that it paid around $9 billion to the music industry in 2023. On Tuesday, CEO Daniel Ek added that half of that total went to independent labels and artists. The $4.5 billion amount marks a new record for artists in that category and a four-times increase in the amount that independents generated on Spotify in 2017, per Ek. Boasting about 236 million paying subscribers, Spotify stands at the top of the world’s largest paid music-streaming service, with the US as its biggest territory.

Bitcoin Records New 2-year High, Rally Reaches $57K

Bitcoin reached a two-year high of $57,465 on Tuesday, its highest price since Dec. 3, 2021, and the first time cracking the $57,000 plateau since November 2021. The 48-hour rally from the cryptocurrency started Monday morning when the company cracked $53,000, before climbing its way up to $57K. Bitcoin, which also gained 32% in value this month, its largest one-month gain since January of last year, was hovering just under $57K upon press time.

Latto to Take the Stage in Cleveland for NCAA Women’s Final Four

It’s been a busy year for Latto. In January, the rapper was revealed to be one of the judges for Season 2 of Netflix‘s music competition show Rhythm + Flow, joining DJ Khaled and Ludacris. And now, she is going to be the headline act for the Super Saturday Concert on the open night between the NCAA Women’s Final Four games and the Championship Game, it was announced on Tuesday. The April 6 concert is set at the Cleveland Public Auditorium in Ohio and will also be free to the public. Previous headliners include Saweetie and Rachel Platten.

Michelle Wie West Documentary to Air on NBC & Peacock

Michelle Wie West is the subject of a new documentary scheduled to air in May on NBC and stream on Peacock before airing the US Women’s Open. Titled Dream Big: The Michelle Wie Story, the project will explore the life and career of the Hawaii-born golfer who went pro at the age of 16, became the youngest woman to ever compete on the PGA Tour, and holds five LPGA Tour wins. “After stepping back and reflecting on the peaks and valleys of my career, I felt a profound sense of gratitude and fulfillment, and I want to savor all of the lessons I learned and resilience I gained along the way,” Wie West said.