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Malaysian Artist Graced New York’s Times Square Billboard

Iman Troye Gets Featured on Equal Spotify Times Square. Music Press Asia

Iman Troye has become the fourth Malaysian – after Yuna, Layla Sania and girl group Dolla – to be featured on Times Square Billboard.

Malaysian talent Iman Troye becomes the third Malaysian artiste donning a headscarf to grace the world-famous New York Times Square Digital Billboard.

Representing Malaysia, Iman’s appearance on the digital billboard is part of Spotify’s EQUAL Artist of the Month campaign. A global campaign by Spotify in nurturing equity for highlighting female artists around the world.

Alhamdulillah, I am truly thankful for this honor. It is a big achievement for someone who is considered relatively new in the local music industry, what more being a Malaysian Muslim singer who dons the hijab,” said Troye.

From the beginning, Iman Troye’s voice itself is already a show stopper. She first stole the attention of Malaysian music lovers after her back-to-back covers of popular songs by contemporary Malaysian artists that hit social media by surprise.

She then sparked a local phenomenon through her single ‘Teman’. Thereafter, her festive Eid track called ‘Pejam Celik Hari Raya’ has also received a staggering 11 million views on the same platform since its release, last Eid-ul Fitri.

Gifted with a unique voice and her lovely personality Iman has recently released her latest single called ‘Nang’. Listen to the track here.


Related news: Spotify, Discord, and other popular apps’ temporary outage. The apps didn’t work for more than an hour on Tuesday (16 Nov), after a networking issue at Google Cloud.

Users of the popular music streaming app Spotify reported widespread errors and access issues Tuesday. Google said issues with its Cloud Networking were briefly resolved after thousands of users reported it on outage tracking website downdetector.com.

Disruptions on Google Cloud’s dashboard included its cloud developer tools, cloud console, and cloud engine services.
The service outages and other problems, which began sometime after 1 a.m. MYT (Wednesday), appeared to be resolving as of 2:50 p.m.

The root of the outages appeared to be a networking issue with Google Cloud, Music Press Asia reports. Users of other popular applications including Snapchat, Discord, and Etsy have also reported errors.

On Spotify’s official status Twitter account, the company recently posted an update saying it’s “aware of some issues” and looking into them. As many as 50,000 users across social media had reported that Spotify’s music would not play or they were unable to access the app entirely. Spotify, one of the most popular apps in the world, says that it has more than 380 million active users, including more than 170 million subscribed to the company’s premium tier offering.

The brief disruption on Tuesday follows a considerably widespread six-hour outage last month rattled Meta Platforms Inc, known formerly as Facebook, after faulty configuration changes on the company’s routers.

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