The South Korean boy band BTS' album sold 135,000 units last week, making it the first K-pop group to reach No 1 on the Billboard top 200.
The deal with Sony would be the second major label deal for Spotify, which is looking at a possible flotation this year.
An Australia Day billboard featuring two girls in hijabs was taken down after the company that put it up was threatened. After fierce online debate, a crowdfunding campaign has raised money to bring it back and put up more.
An adult movie which was shown on a billboard shortly after Friday prayers shocked people in the predominantly Muslim country's capital Jakarta.
Madonna pays tribute to Prince and Celine Dion honours her husband at 24th Billboard Music Awards, where singers The Weeknd and Adele lead the night.
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