In news that probably isn’t surprising, Canadian rapper Drake has become the first artist to surpass 50 billion streams on Spotify.
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.
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.
Drake via his IG story pic.twitter.com/olaTZqwCHh
— Drake Direct (@DrakeDirect_) January 18, 2021
To acknowledge his streaming milestone, Drake posted a simple Instagram story, with fellow longtime collaborator Future congratulating the rapper on Twitter.
50 billion streams SHEESH congrats to THE BOY 🦉
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) January 18, 2021
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.
.@Drake has now surpassed 50 billion streams on Spotify across all credits. He is the first artist in history to hit this milestone.
— chart data (@chartdata) January 17, 2021
What we can expect is Drake to power on for the coming years, making records and breaking them.
Goat hit maker
— Timberking 💙💚 (3-9) (@TTimberking) January 17, 2021