Beyoncé is one seriously smart business woman. (As if you didn't already know.)
Even though Taylor Swift pulled her entire music library from Spotify, other artists haven't been too quick to follow suit.
And that might just help Beyoncé to dethrone Swift's 1989 from the top of the charts! Bey's eponymous Beyoncé surprise album from last year is now available on the streaming service and that's a big deal.
It's not just a big deal because she's a HUGE artist or because the album has six new remixes and bonus tracks or anything… it's big because Billboard is now including tracks played via music-streaming services in its weekly album rankings!
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That means that with ol' Swifty pulling her music from streaming and Beyoncé adding hers, Bey might just unseat Taylor.
One Direction might agree with Beyoncé's move too… they just hit one billion streams on Spotify!!
They hit the incredible milestone only a week after they released their newest album Four.
Congrats guys! And good luck, Bey! Hope your album tops the charts!!
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