Shaun's Music Minute 9-25-17

Ed Sheeran Breaks Drake’s Record For  Most Streamed Song, Plus He Announces Stadium Tour              

If you feel like there’s been no escaping Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” this summer there’s good reason. Ed’s tune is now the most streamed song on Spotify ever, taking over the top spot from Drake’s "One Dance.”

Take a deep breath...Ed’s tune now has over 1,318,420,396 streams - overtaking "One Dance’s” 1,317,143,742 plays. 

For the record, this is now the third Spotify record Ed holds. Back in March, the tune earned the record for the best one-day streams with 10-million, and Ed's his album “Divide” also has the most first-day streams, with 56,727,861.

Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million To Help Puerto Rico              

Jennifer Lopez is opening up her checkbook to help the folks affected by the devastating hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico last week. The singer joined New York governor Andrew Cuomo at a press conference over the weekend where she announced she would be donating $1 million, plus proceeds from her Las Vegas show, to help relief efforts.

Alex Rodriguez and I, who are both New Yorkers, are using all our resources and relationships in entertainment, sports and business to garner support for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean,” J.Lo said in both English and Spanish. “We are working day and night to identify the needs.”

And J.Lo isn’t alone. She noted that the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball have also pledged to help, and Mark Cuban and Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea, are sending planes to the island to bring help and generators. What’s more, J.Lo’s ex Marc Anthony is working with athletes and artists to get aid to both the Caribbean and Mexico. 

Harry Styles Mistakenly Charges More For Plus-Sized Merch              

Harry Styles fans weren’t exactly thrilled by the merchandise he’s selling at his first-ever solo tour. It’s not that they didn’t like the product, but some were a bit angry after noticing that plus-sized items were being sold for $5 more than the “regularly” sized items. 

In case you missed it, at the tour’s kick off in San Francisco, one T-Shirt was seling for $40 in sizes extra small, small and medium, while large, extra large and XX-Large coast $45.

Many fans took to Twitter to voice their opposition to the pricing, especially since Harry promotes treating people with “kindness.” And apparently Harry was listening, because the singer and the merch company quickly fixed the problem. “There was a mistake in size pricing,” Live Nation Merchandising “Seventeen.” “Harry and his team were unaware and this has now been rectified.”

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