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Spotify pulls white supremacist music from the service

Spotify pulled more than three dozen artists and bands from the streaming music service after they were identified as supporting ideas of white supremacy in a post on a music news site.

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The post, published Monday on, identified dozens of musicians and groups on the streaming music platform that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) had named “hate bands” in a 2014 list

According to Digital Music News, the SPLC compiled the list in an effort to urge Apple to remove the bands’ music from its platform.

The music news site found at least eight other related bands on Spotify with help from its algorithm for recommended music and artists.

“In the wake of violent clashes in Charlottesville and an increasingly vocal, post-Trump white supremacy voice, the presence of white supremacy music on Spotify takes on a different light,” Digital Music News writer Paul Resnikoff wrote in an effort to call attention to Spotify’s musical offering.

Less than 24 hours after the article was published, Spotify scrapped the music from its platform.

“Illegal content or material that favors hatred or incites violence against race, religion, sexuality or the like is not tolerated by us,” a Spotify spokesperson said. “Spotify takes immediate action to remove any such material as soon as it has been brought to our attention. We are glad to have been alerted to this content and have already removed many of the bands identified ... whilst urgently reviewing the remainder.”

According to CNN, Spotify uses government lists of offensive music and bands to help police its platform. 

The streaming service said it would review any content “that is in clear violation of (Spotify’s) internal guidelines which includes content that clearly incites hatred or violence,” CNN reported.

Read more at DigitalMusicNews.comCNN and Billboard.

LeToya Luckett engaged a year after divorce

Former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett has a lot to celebrate.

A year after ending her marriage to relationship expert Rob Hill Sr., she is engaged to a new man she has quietly been dating.

Essence reported that, according to photos and videos posted on Instagram, the original member of Destiny’s Child became engaged to Dallas entrepreneur Tommicus Walker after throwing him a surprise birthday party.

Luckett confirmed the news on her own Instagram page early Thursday.

“I said , ‘Yes yeeeesssss’ on his Burfday!” she captioned the photo.

In August 2016, TMZ reported that the “In the Name of Love” singer quietly got  a divorce after getting married in January “but split after just 2 months and change.”

Ebony reported that Luckett’s brother, Gavin Luckett, posted a video of the proposal on his Instagram page hours after Luckett confirmed the news.

From the video, it’s clear Luckett got a hefty-looking sparkler that she was happy to show off. 

Congrats to the couple!

Kellie Pickler Decides to Go Indie in New 'I Love Kellie Pickler' Clip [Exclusive Premiere]

Kellie Pickler's back in a new season of her hit reality show I Love Kellie Pickler, and in a brand-new preview, she decides she'll go it alone for the release of her next recording project.

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Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood Are Both Expecting!

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood and their spouses are each expecting their second child!

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Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood Expecting Babies

Two more babies will be joining the Lady Antebellum family this winter. Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott have both announced their expecting in December and February, respectively.

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Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson and More Added to 2017 ACM Honors Lineup

New performers and presenters have been added to the 2017 ACM Honors lineup.

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Hear Shania Twain's New Single, 'Swingin' With My Eyes Closed'

Shania Twain has selected "Swingin' With My Eyes Closed" as her next single from her 'Now' album.

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Ashley Campbell to Glen Campbell Fans: 'Thank You for Remembering My Father'

As the world mourns the death of an icon in Glen Campbell, Ashley Campbell mourns the loss of a father.

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Craig Morgan Says It's Still Weird to Hear Himself on the Radio

Craig Morgan recalls hearing himself on the radio for the first time.

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Cole Swindell Garners Seventh Consecutive No. 1 With 'Flatliner'

Life is very good for Cole Swindell right now.

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