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How to Add a Zero-Width Space

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How to Add a Zero-Width Space Lyrics


Genius automatically capitalizes the first letter of every song and of every artist name. For the most part, this is good as it helps to enforce uniform capitalization guidelines.

But sometimes, artists and song names are supposed to start with a lowercase letter.

To do that, we will need to copy and paste a zero-width space (“​”) before the first letter to keep it lowercase.

(The zero-width space is between the quotes. All you have to do is copy the quotes and then delete them individually.)

Examples include Post Malone’s “rockstar” and the name of producer and singer-songwriter blackbear.

Use this website to fill in the text after the semicolon under HTML. Select all that appears in the textbox (Ctrl+A) and paste in the desired field on Genius.

Step-by-step Instructions:

Step One: Go to this website. It should look like this.

Step Two: Locate the HTML section and the 'textarea' subcategory

Step Three: Type the desired text after the semicolon. After a few seconds, your text will appear in the text box below.

Note: we will be using benny blanco for this example

Step Four: Copy the text and paste it into the desired field of the metadata. Click save.

Step Five: Celebrate for finally figuring it out!


If something feels broken:

1. Create a report in the Bugs forum, or
2. Contact a staff member, they should be able to help you.

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About “How to Add a Zero-Width Space”

This guide explains the many processes one can take when trying to force titles and artists to start with a lowercase letter.

This guide is intended to help users of all experience levels understand how to implement a zero-width space when editing metadata.