Drake and Ariana Grande conquered Spotify’s 2018 streaming charts

After being Spotify’s top-streamed artist in 2015 and 2016, Drake had an off-year in 2017, but he’s back in force this year. He was the top-streamed artist with the top-streamed album (Scorpion) and song (God’s Plan) in 2018. With 8.2 billion streams this year alone, Drake also became Spotify’s most-played artist of all time. Rounding […]

The Italian Noble Who Conquered the Congo With Compassion

Their first meeting was a cordial affair. Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (an Italian representing the French Third Republic) met Henry Morton Stanley (a Welsh-born American exploring on behalf of Belgium’s King Leopold II) at Stanley’s well-appointed camp in the present-day Democratic Republic of Congo in 1880. Despite the language barrier, the two shared a sumptuous […]

How The Rock conquered the China box office and proved he’s the biggest movie star on the planet (TWX)

Warner Bros. With its $ 55 million opening weekend take in China, Dwayne Johnson’s latest movie, “Rampage,” proved that the star is one of the few actors who can bring in major coin across the world. But his dominance in China, the second-largest movie market in the world, has been years in the making. For […]

Tony Blair’s old parliamentary seat conquered by far-left Corbynistas

Hard-left supporters of Jeremy Corbyn have taken over the parliamentary constituency once represented by former Labour PM Tony Blair. Corbynistas are now in pole position managing Sedgefield. Members of Momentum, a pro-Corbyn grassroots group, have swept 11 out of the 12 seats on the constituency executive following an annual general meeting in July, giving long-standing […]