These days it seems like Drake has a stranglehold on Spotify streams. He continues to break records on the music platform such as his sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy setting the record for single-day streams. However, it looks like another rapper just surpassed him on Spotify when it comes to monthly listeners.
According to Spotify, Doja Cat has 63.69 million monthly listeners passing Drake’s current number at 63.3 million. Lil Nas X, whose debut album MONTERO was denied a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 by Certified Lover Boy, inched by the 6 God as the second most popular rapper with 63.62 million monthly streams.
The numbers coming in for Doja Cat are a result of her third studio album Planet Her crushing the streaming platform.
Doja Cat has surpassed Drake as the rapper with the most monthly listeners on Spotify. pic.twitter.com/ksPvMRGpAw
— Pop Tingz (@ThePopTingzz) October 13, 2021
Several songs on Planet Her are expected to hit 100 million streams and some are even close to the one billion mark such as Doja’s collaboration with SZA titled “Kiss Me More.” Doja currently sits at fifth place on the list of artists with the most Spotify listeners.
Artists with the most monthly listeners on Spotify:
#1 @justinbieber 85.2M
#2 @edsheeran 75M
#3 @theweeknd 68.5M
#4 @DUALIPA 66.1M
#5 @DojaCat 63.69M
#6 @LilNasX 63.62M
#7 @Drake 63.3M
#8 @thekidlaroi 60.5M
#9 @JBALVIN 58.4M
#10 @ArianaGrande 56.5M
— chart data (@chartdata) October 14, 2021
Justin Bieber took the top spot with 85.2 million listeners while Ed Sheeran (75 million), The Weeknd (68.5 million) and Dua Lipa (66.1 million) fill out the rest of the Top 5. Despite passing him in monthly listeners, Doja Cat has a lot of work to do if she thinks of catching up to Drake’s crazy streaming numbers.
In January, Drake was the first artist in history to achieve 50 billion Spotify streams across all his credited songs. He was also the first person to have 150 songs stream on Spotify over 100 million times and was named the most-streamed artist of the 2010s.