Spotify launches black history hub with the help of Janelle Monáe
Spotify will be keeping the spirit of Black History Month going all year long.
EW can exclusively reveal that the music-streaming service is debuting Black History Is Happening Now, a new campaign spotlighting artists, creatives, and organizations who are working to impart change and spread diversity.
Each month, a different artist will curate the playlists, conversations, and other materials appearing on the hub. Up first is Grammy nominee Janelle Monáe.
“I am thrilled to be teaming up with Spotify to help kick off an important new initiative celebrating black history and culture through Black History is Happening Now,” said Monáe. “I’ve always been excited and inspired to try to redefine how we’re seen. It’s important to me to celebrate black history year round and with Spotify’s commitment to honoring the black community all year long and showcasing artists and organizations who are dedicated to imparting change. I felt it was the perfect platform to share my story of Afrofuturism and express my vision and creative ideas.”
Watch the trailer featuring Monáe above, and see more from Black History Is Happening Now here.