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February 3, 2023

Drake Breaks 75B Spotify Streams, Call for Artist Compensation

Following the news that he became first artist in history to surpass 75 billion streams on Spotify, Drizzy let it be known that he thinks that the streaming giant should run him a check. He hit his Instagram stories to let his 130 million followers know his thoughts. “We should get bonuses like athletes to motivate the future artists to be consistent and competitive … [S]o feel free to send me a Lebron sized cheque. I have enough dinner plates.”

New York Liberty Locks Superteam Status with Courtney Vandersloot Signing

All eyes will be on the Barclays Center this spring. Following the announcements that Jonquel Jones and Breanna Stewart are heading to Brooklyn,  Courtney Vandersloot broke the news that she will join them as well, forming a super team of epic proportions. There, they will team up with All-Star Sabrina Ionescu. The WNBA season tips off on May 19.

Tiffany's Unveils Super Bowl-Inspired Collab with Mitchell & Ness

It’s been a big week for Tiffany’s. The iconic brand revealed its newest collab with Nike, launching the internet into a frenzy. Now, it’s making its mark at SBLVII with Mitchell & Ness. The two teamed up for a limited-release jersey, drawing inspiration from the Lombardi Trophy itself. The collectible includes the number 57, which is a reference to this year’s Super Bowl, but also to Tiffany’s flagship location on 57th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City.

GRAMMYs Prepare for Epic Celebration of Hip-Hop's 50th Anniversary

The biggest night in music is upon us. This weekend marks the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards in LA. And while Harry Styles, Lizzo, and many more headline the list of performers, the night’s biggest moment will come as the Academy celebrtThe segment will bridge the old school with the new, and include everyone from RUN-DMC to GloRilla. In a release, CEO of the Recording Academy Harvey Mason Jr. said, “For five decades, hip-hop has not only been a defining force in music, but a major influence on our culture. Its contributions to art, fashion, sport, politics, and society cannot be overstated. I’m so proud that we are honoring it in such a spectacular way on the GRAMMY stage. It is just the beginning of our year-long celebration of this essential genre of music.” Questlove will produce the historical musical moment.

Amazon Outpaces Revenue Expectations with Q4 Report

Amazon posted higher-than-expected earnings yesterday, bringing in $149.2 billion in Q4 as compared to its benchmark of $145.4 billion. However, it wasn’t all good news, as the report showed that Amazon Web Services underpaced is growth expectations. The company is being realistic about the current climate, noting that uncertainty in the economy is driving some of its strategy and decisions, including its recent round of layoffs, which impacted 18,000 employees.

Colin Kaepernick’s Game-worn Jersey Heads to Auction

Colin Kaepernick is settling into his next chapter. With his football career firmly in the rearview, Kaepernick recently signed with CAA, coinciding with the release of his Hulu true crime docuseries, Killing County. However, his memorabilia remains in high demand. Heritage Auctions is putting up the game-worn jersey Kaep wore in the 2013 NFC Divisional playoff between the 49ers and the Packers. The jersey is expected to bring in over $40,000 and will be on the auction block until Feb. 25.