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DJ D-Nice unites during the pandemic, one beat at a time


But as word spread, it grew to thousands and it drew celebrities like Janet Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Drake.


The hottest social distancing party in town Saturday night, March 21, 2020, was on DJ D-Nice’s Instagram, where more than 100,000 accounts tuned in during his 10-hour set, including the likes of Michelle Obama, Oprah, Rihanna and Will Smith.


NEW YORK (AP) — When DJ D-Nice decided to start playing music live on Instagram amid countless closures due the worldwide pandemic, he did it in part to ease his loneliness and boredom given his own gigs had dried up.


Party attendees even began randomly sending him donations after a friend encouraged listeners to “tip the deejay” as if they were actually in a club and proceeded to post his Cash App link.


But as word spread, it grew to thousands and it drew celebrities like Janet Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Drake.


The hottest social distancing party in town Saturday night, March 21, 2020, was on DJ D-Nice’s Instagram, where more than 100,000 accounts tuned in during his 10-hour set, including the likes of Michelle Obama, Oprah, Rihanna and Will Smith.






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