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Four from Neg. Occ. Win
Globe excellence awards

Four from Negros Occidental were winners in the 6 th Globe Media Excellence Awards 2017 held in Cebu City, recently.

Public Affairs Story of the Year was won by Jeony Bigay and Serge Santillan of DYHB Bacolod.

Two members of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. also bagged the three trophies for the online categories: Jojo Vito of www.thehappytrip.com for Blogger of the Year and Maria Sigrid Lo of www.sigridsays.com for Social Media Campaign of the Year as well as Social Media Advocate of the Year.

Organized by Globe Telecom, GMEA seeks to recognize the print and broadcast journalists and social media practitioners who play a pro-active role in promoting any of the sustainable areas that were identified.The scope of coverage for this awarding is Cebu, Iloilo, and Bacolod.*


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‘Shape of You' most streamed

Ed Sheeran's dance pop track "Shape of You" has become the most played song ever on Spotify, ending the 11-month reign of Drake's "One Dance."

The English songwriter's easygoing song about looking for love at a bar has been heard 1.318 billion times on the world's most popular streaming service as of Friday, a notch above "One Dance."

"Shape of You" came out in January as one of the first songs on Sheeran's chart-topping album "Divide."

The album was the first by the ginger-haired guitarist since he was propelled to stardom by the ballad "Thinking Out Loud," which remains Spotify's sixth most streamed track ever.

“Shape of You" and "One Dance" share subtle similarities -- both incorporate the rhythms of dancehall, the Jamaican club music of the 1970s that has seen a revival through pop producers.

Sheeran brings in drum machine off-beats of dancehall underneath a minimalist, minor-key synthesized melody.

The dancehall influence is more obvious in "One Dance" as Drake, who came to prominence as a rapper, sings in a Jamaican patois and also incorporates Afrobeat, with an appearance by Nigerian pop singer WizKid.

"One Dance" rose to the top of Spotify's all-time list in October 2016 -- despite Drake's close association with rival streaming service Apple Music.

Two months later, "One Dance" became the first song to hit one billion streams on Spotify, a feat since matched by three other tracks.*AFP


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