Artist name internationalization

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Recently Google Play started translating more and more artist names, and scrobbling this leads to duplicate artist pages with no reason. For example:

https://www.last.fm/music/Кайли+Миноуг = https://www.last.fm/music/Kylie+Minogue
https://www.last.fm/music/Софи+Эллис-Бекстор = https://www.last.fm/music/Sophie+Ellis-Bextor
https://www.last.fm/music/Дайдо = https://www.last.fm/music/Dido

..and so on.

I contacted Google with a question how to turn this feature off, but they answered that they won't provide a way to do this in a near future.

As you have auto-correction for artist/song names, I suggest redirecting scrobbles with translated name to original artist. It would be also good if users can suggest name translations by theirselves on artist page.
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Valeriy Lyasotskiy

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Thanks for letting us know, I've raised this with the data team to look into.  For now, probably the best thing to do is click "No" in the box where it asks if they're correct or not.