When it comes to streaming numbers, very few artists can match up to Drake and his music. According to new stats, though, the 6 God is in a category all his own with streaming in 2021.
Chart Data issued a tweet on Friday (January 14) stating no other artist had quite the year Drizzy did on DSPs. In 2021, Drake was the number one most streamed artist of 2021 in the country, 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.
.@Drake was the #1 most streamed artist of 2021 in the US, with 8.6 billion on-demand streams. 1 out of every 131 streams was a Drake song.
— chart data (@chartdata) January 13, 2022
What’s even wilder is that Drake dropped his only project of 2021, Certified Lover Boy, in September. That month also happens to be the fourth quarter, where most artists are closing shop, packing their bags and heading into the new year. The massive hype for Drake’s CLB played a role in those insane streaming numbers.
CLB broke both Apple Music and Spotify’s single-day records as it remained a force on the Billboard 200 chart by holding on to the No. 1 spot for multiple weeks. Drake also became Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2021 beating out the likes of Taylor Swift, Juice WRLD, Kanye West and Bad Bunny.
Drake’s Certified Lover Boy was released on September 3 with appearances from JAY-Z, Future, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Tems, 21 Savage and many more.
Stream the album below.