Artists with the same name

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Well, while watching my favorite band's profile, SCANDAL (the japanese girl band), and noticed that, with the new style of last.fm, i thought that seems uncool to have all those tags about japanese rock and the profile of the album Yellow, but the most listened song is "The Warrior" (A song of the band from 1980).

So, I was wondering about, ¿This bands can have two separated pages for each one?
Also, SCANDAL and Scandal are diferent, first one is the japanese, second one is the american.
Thanks for reading.
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Rubén Perez

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Hi Rubén,

When last.fm collects and displays the data regarding an artist, it uses the artist name metadata on the audio files.

The last.fm catalogue page url address (lastfm/music/artist+name) is generated with the same characters as on the artist metadata.

Because in these cases the characters are exactly the same (SCANDAL and Scandal), last.fm can't disambiguate them. Thus, you'll find all collected listening data for both artists are on the same last.fm catalogue page.

You can edit the artist wiki page (lastfm/music/artist+name/+wiki), and use BBCode tags in the wiki to differentiate the music catalogue for both artists.