Drake Makes Spotify History with Unprecedented Streaming Records

Music Business News Update With Karen Smith

Drake has officially solidified his position as the most streamed rapper on Spotify, adding another remarkable achievement to his already impressive list of accolades.


When it comes to breaking Billboard records, Drake has left no stone unturned, and the same can be said for his dominance on streaming platforms like Spotify. Undoubtedly, Drake stands among the most streamed artists in the world, consistently setting new records with each release. The latest milestone for the rapper is his achievement as the most streamed rapper in Spotify’s history. With the recent success of his track “Search And Rescue,” surpassing 100 million streams on Spotify, Drake has now amassed a staggering 80 billion plays across his entire discography on the platform, according to ChartData.

Drake’s impact on Spotify has been evident over the years. In 2021, Spotify officially declared him as the most-streamed artist in the United States, with an impressive 8.6 billion on-demand streams. Notably, one out of every 131 streams that year belonged to one of his songs. It goes without saying that Drake continues to reign supreme on Spotify, and there are indications that he will maintain his dominance in the foreseeable future. Recently, he debuted the highly anticipated track “At The Gates” featuring Lil Uzi Vert on Sound42, while fans speculate that the release of Scary Hours 3 is on the horizon.


In just a matter of months, Drake has accumulated an additional 5 billion streams on Spotify. In January, he celebrated reaching the milestone of 75 billion streams. However, Drake took this opportunity to advocate for better compensation for artists by streaming services. He urged that artists should receive bonuses similar to athletes, to inspire future artists to remain consistent and competitive. In a tongue-in-cheek manner, he requested a “LeBron-sized” check, adding, “I have enough dinner plates.” While Spotify has yet to respond, it is a proposal worthy of consideration.

In addition to his Spotify triumph, Drake is preparing for his first tour in nearly five years. Alongside 21 Savage, the rapper will embark on the “It’s All A Blur” tour across North America. The tour is set to commence on June 29th at Memphis’ FedExForum and conclude on October 7th at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena. Fans are hopeful for more music from Drake before the tour kicks off. The tweet from ChartData highlights Drake’s extraordinary accomplishment, inviting readers to share their thoughts in the comments section.

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