What You Missed In Music: Beyoncé Spied On By Uber Employees, A Kanye West Comic Cover & More
Also, Billboard revealed 10 major chart records that have been rewritten...
Kanye West had a meeting with Donald Trump. Lady Gaga’s new music video for 'Million Reasons' aired exclusively on MTV. Mumford & Sons said that they regret their “rubbish band name”. (And so they should.)
But what else has been going on in the ‘music world’? Anything much? Well, yes, actually, there has, because it turns out Beyoncé, Queen of 2016™, is being ‘spied’ on by Uber employees.
Life is strange.
Read on for this week’s roundup of the biggest music stories you missed.
Beyoncé ‘spied’ on by Uber employees
Beyoncé’s Uber account was spied on by Uber employees. No, this isn’t fake news. This is just life in 2016. This is what being alive in 2016, where human beings are spied on by transport company employees, is actually like.
As reported by The Guardian, Uber employees regularly abused the transport company’s “God view” to track the movements of high-profile individuals, including, yep, Beyoncé.
According to testimony from Uber’s former forensic investigator Samuel Ward Spangenberg, Uber employees also tracked “high-profile politicians, celebrities and even personal acquaintances of Uber employees, including ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, and ex-spouses”
Marvel Announces Comic Book Covers Inspired By Kanye West, Jay Z & Vic Mensa
Marvel has released more alternative, hip-hop inspired comic book covers. They’re pretty special.
Previous covers have included a Spiderman twist on Nas’ Life is Good sleeve and a Squirrel Girl version of Tyler, The Creator’s Wolf artwork.
The latest covers are based on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, Jay Z’s American Gangster and Vic Mensa’s There’s Alot Going On.
Marvel released a 32-page book that put all of the previous hip-hop comic book covers into one handy place last year. The book also featured an introduction from Run the Jewels' Killer Mike.
10 chart records that were rewritten over the past year
Billboard have released a list full of the music records that were rewritten over 2016.
From Bradford’s very own Zayn Malik breaking a major record with his debut, to the late David Bowie also making history, here’s a snapshot of just some of the major records that were rewritten this year:
- Zayn Malik became the only male U.K. soloist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a first album, when Mind of Mine nabbed the top spot of the April 16 list.
- Ariana Grande became the first artist in the chart's 58-year history to debut in the top 10 with the lead single from each of her first three albums. Not bad. Not bad at all.
- Enrique Iglesias' record total of No. 1s on Hot Latin Songs hit 27. 27! He padded his mark with 'Duele El Corazon' (featuring Wisin), which led for 14 weeks beginning in May.
- The 1975's first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, broke the record for the most characters (including spaces) ever for a leading title. The record has 71 characters in its title.
A big congratulations to them all from MTV!
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