A bunch of famous artists have had their Spotify accounts hacked, including Dua Lipa and Lana Del Rey, at the same time as the Spotify 2020 Wrapped Lists have gone out, which seems v. suss to me.
The artists appear to have been hacked by some Trump-loving hooligan by the name of Daniel Lahooti who took over the verified Spotify pages and wrote, “Daniel Lahooti fucked this shit up. Add my Snapchat. S/O to my boy Evan Bain day 1 brotha.
“Trump 2020. And best of all shoutout to my queen Taylor Swift.”
2020’s weirdness truly knows no bounds, I tell ya. Peep screenshots of the hack below as collected by pop culture Twitter page Pop Crave.
Several artist pages on Spotify have been hacked, including Dua Lipa & Lana Del Rey. pic.twitter.com/tRqt1t71By
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 2, 2020
Again, the timing of the whole thing is super fucken’ weird considering everyone’s eyes are on Spotify now more than ever given that our annual listening habits have been collated with the Spotify Wrapped feature.
According to Spotify’s data, one of the celebs who was hacked, Miss Dua Lipa, was the fourth most streamed female artist around the world and her 2020 release Future Nostalgia was the fifth most-streamed album.
Meanwhile her bop ‘Don’t Start Now‘ was the fifth most streamed song globally on Spotify and third most streamed song here in Australia (we do love our Dula Peep).
The sneaky hacker obvs targeted Dua Lipa at this time ‘cos he knew that all eyes would be on her Spotify account.
Taylor Swift, the artist who he clearly stans, hit numero duo on the Spotify global most streamed female artist chart, so there you have it.
It comes just after Dua Lipa and Miley Cyrus released the gritty but gorgeous collab, ‘Prisoner’.
The gals sing about dangerous crushes and uncontrollable fantasies on the ’70s disco inspired bop that’s just destined for the clerbs (and by clerbs, I obvs mean your cheeky living room boogies).
Peep the viral vid below:
Dua released her album Future Nostalgia at the start of the year and honestly, it’s the only thing that’s gotten me through the nightmarish hellscape that is 2020.
She was also recently announced as the latest ambassador for PUMA. The singer will appear in global ad campaigns for the sportswear brand, as the newest face of the company’s women’s business.
So yeah, I don’t think she’s gonna let a stupid Spotify hack get her down. Keep slaying, queen.