Drake‘s music dominance doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, in fact, the Toronto rap star just reached a significant streaming milestone on Spotify.
It’s been reported that Drake’s latest track “Search and Rescue” has now surpassed 100 million streams. The Scorpion rapper’s latest achievement helped him reach yet another streaming milestone.
According to Chart Data, Drake has now become the first artist in the streaming platform’s history to surpass 80 billion streams.
“@Drake becomes the first artist in Spotify history to surpass 80 billion streams across all credits,” the tweet read.
.@Drake becomes the first artist in Spotify history to surpass 80 billion streams across all credits. pic.twitter.com/HmEstxXtWi
— chart data (@chartdata) May 23, 2023
This isn’t the first time Drake’s musical prowess has led him to break streaming records. In 2021, he was crowned the most streamed artist of the year throughout the US, with over 8.6 billion on-demand streams.
To make that statistic sound even crazier, Drake was responsible for one out of every 131 streams in 2021 being his songs.
It doesn’t end there. Within two months of releasing Her Loss with 21 Savage in November 2022, the pair reached one billion streams.
Her Loss debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and moved over 404,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, giving it the third-highest opening this year in music. Drake and 21 Savage scored their 12th and third No. 1 album with Her Loss, respectively, and earned a total of 514 million on-demand streams.
The album was fueled by several records that also received visual treatments that parodied live performances, such as “On BS” and “Privileged Rappers.”
During an interview on SiriusXM Sound 42 around that time, the OVO boss proclaimed that Her Loss is one of the “greatest albums” he’s been a part of. He went a step further and hinted that it could even crack the Top 3 in his decorated catalog.
“[Her Loss] is one of the greatest albums I ever made in my life,” he declared. “I said the other day, I think this is a clear entry into my Top 5 of my catalog — if not, Top 3.”