Spotify Stock Spikes Before First-Quarter Earnings

This vote of confidence helps buttress Spotify’s share price, which has lost 26.7% since hitting $387.44 on Feb. 22, valuing the company at $73 billion. That fall was perhaps a sign that investors were too enthusiastic about exclusive podcast deals and that spoken word will help improve Spotify’s margins. Analysts tend to agree that Spotify is the leader in the […]

Opera’s Biggest Fan Leaves Behind a Sprawling Time Capsule

“To Lois.” For many of opera’s greatest stars since the 1950s, writing that phrase before signing an autograph was both a rite of passage and an honor. After they had finished a long performance at the Metropolitan Opera, singers like Beverly Sills, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and Renée Fleming knew that Lois Kirschenbaum would be waiting at the stage door […]

Justin Timberlake & Justin Bieber on DJ Khaled’s New Album

Meanwhile, Bieber is also involved in the new Khaled project. It remains to be seen if both Justins appear on one song, but according to an Instagram post, they did team up to FaceTime Khaled — only to get no answer. “I’m so stressed out in a good way mixing and mastering this album I missed the legendary FaceTime of […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 13 Winner Named

After 16 episodes and even more memorable moments, season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race came to a close Friday night (April 23), and one of the top four queens — Gottmik, Kandy Muse, Rosé and Symone — got to claim the crown and the $100,000 cash prize. Spoilers ahead! After a “lip sync for the crown” battle royale, Symone was crowned […]