8@8: Your Morning Scoop

rihanna is the market

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Today is...

Dress Up Your Pet Day! 

News of the Day:

+ According to NPD Group's BrandLink database, Rihanna is officially the most marketable celebrity alive. Seeing as to how she's racked up so many endorsements this past year, we aren't stunned one bit. Rock on, Bad Gal RiRi.

+ Laura Mvula collaborated with Nile Rodgers on the song "Overcome" and it sounds ahhhmazing.

+ SoundCloud signed a major licensing deal with Universal Music Group. The new agreement allows UMG to monetize and monitor streams of its catalog on SoundCloud's platform. A new subscription service is expected to follow sometime this year.

+ Have you been meaning to travel across the globe, but struggled to save up all the funds? Wow Air has you covered. The company recently launched one-way fares from Los Angeles and San Francisco to European cities that are as low as $99 and $199. Book your trip now before it's too late!

+ The Gregory Brothers created an amazing remix of President Obama's last State of the Union speech dubbed the "OBAMA MIC DROP." Bless up, fam.

Deal of the Day:

Yung Lean and his Sadboys crew launched their own clothing brand. Take a look at the first item available from the new line here.

Advice of the Day:

"I believe in individuality, that everybody is special, and it's up to them to find that quality and let it live."- Grace Jones

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