While searching for Adele on my music streaming service, I happened to notice an artist named Adele Cara. Her first "album" is provocatively called 19 21 25 (a la the real Adele's three album titles) and includes songs titled Nevermind I'll Find Someone Like You and Hello Its Me.
By now "she" has seven "albums" on my streaming service, all with fairly generic covers (I did a reverse-image search on one of her album covers and discovered that it's a poorly edited version of a product stock photo). Each of her albums is dated 2015 and has five tracks (except one which has seven). Each track is 2-4 minutes of a repeating dance-beat loop, where the looped segment is perhaps 4-8 seconds long. (There are never any lyrics, which is funny because the songs on the album with the aforementioned cover are marked "explicit.")
So, obviously this is not a real "artist" in the traditional sense. But who is it? Is this where DJs get their beats for transitioning between actual songs and/or mashing together existing pop songs with sicker beatz? Is it some kind of scam?
(My money is on it being a scam. I'd also be interested in knowing whether Adele Cara's "music" and album covers are entirely auto-generated, because this is the sort of thing I imagine could pretty easily be done with a pretty simple AI program.)