On Sunday, January 17, Chart Data announced that Canadian rapper Drake has surpassed 50 billion streams on the Spotify streaming platform, and the rapper’s newest achievement is all the more gratifying as it makes him the first artist in history to reach this milestone.
Drake’s collaborator Future was among the first to congratulate his friend with his tweet “50 billion streams SHEESH congrats to THE BOY“, with Drake subsequently acknowledging his achievements on his Instagram Stories.
Indeed, the accomplished rapper has recorded 35.72 billion streams of his own songs and 14.30 billion of “featured streams“, giving a total of over 50 billion streams on Spotify.
With the announcement that Drake’s next album Certified Lover Boy will be released later this year, we can expect this record to be quickly surpassed by the award-winning artist. In terms of how much money such a record could have brought him, Spotify is paying around $1 for 229 streams, which is equivalent to approximately $153 million. This undoubtedly contributes to the rapper’s fortune.
As revealed above, the Toronto rapper also recognized this milestone by publishing a story on his Instagram account, which was followed by thousands of fans, highlighting his achievement.
This latest achievement by the 34-year-old rapper comes shortly after Spotify named him the most popular artist of 2020. With his track “One Dance”, the Canadian rapper Drake broke the record for the number of streamed tracks on the platform.