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Drake is the first artist to ever break 50 billion Spotify streams

In news that probably isn’t surprising, Canadian rapper Drake has become the first artist to surpass 50 billion streams on Spotify.

Toronto rap legend Drake has become the first artist in history to reach 50 billion streams on the platform.

The rapper boasts an insane amount of followers, which is obviously reflected in his listens. Let’s be real, his 2018 single God’s Plan raked in 1.6 billion streams alone, so we’re not overly surprised.

Future and Drake
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Chart Data announced the news late yesterday, posting that Drake was “the first artist in history to hit this milestone.”

According to the site, the artist’s own songs have been streamed around 35.72 billion times, whereas his appearances on other artists’ tracks had given boosted his Spotify stats by another 14.30 billion. All in all, giving us a combined total of just over 50 billion streams.

To acknowledge his streaming milestone, Drake posted a simple Instagram story, with fellow longtime collaborator Future congratulating the rapper on Twitter.

Drake is set to release his sixth studio album, titled Certified Lover Boy, this year and claims that some people will “hate on” it just as they did his with his 2016 release Plans

However, being a Drake release, it will probably break some sort of record and smash album sales. There has been speculation about the album dropping this month but, so far, there has been no announcement from the rapper.

What we can expect is Drake to power on for the coming years, making records and breaking them.