Drake can call himself the first artist ever to collect more than 50 billion streams on streaming platform Spotify. Various data sites have calculated this. It’s about the combination of his own numbers and so-called “featured tracks“. Those are songs from other artists on which Drake can also be heard.
50,020,000,000 times. Rapper Drake’s music has been listened to on streaming platform Spotify so often. The Canadian is the first artist ever to collect 50 billion streams.
Several websites that collect data on the charts and the like came to that conclusion. They emphasize that these are “combined streams”.
That is to say: the combination of his own music and the music of other artists that Drake has contributed to. These are so-called “featured tracks“.
In total, the songs of Drake himself have been streamed no less than 35.72 billion times. The songs of other artists that Drake worked on were listened to 14.30 billion times.
The streaming service announced the most popular songs and artists of 2020 about a month and a half ago. With the most streamed artists, Drake was at 2. The absolute number 1 in that list was Bad Bunny. His music had been streamed more than 8.3 billion times in the past year.
That gigantic success and his new title have Drake partly to his hit God’s Plan to thank. Fans of the rapper streamed that song no less than 1.67 billion times on Spotify.
Certified Lover Boy
A new Drake album will be released later this year. That will be named ‘Certified Lover Boy’. A lot of people would have thought the album would be available this month. But at the moment Drake has not disclosed anything concrete.