Drake Becomes First Artist To Cross 10 Billion Streams

posted by Kayla Mulzac - 

Drake has done it once again! A few weeks ago, we reported that the artist surpassed Michael Jackson on Billboard among artists with the most weeks at the Hot 100โ€™s summit. Over the years, Drake has been known to continuously break records. This year alone, the artist passed icons like Bruno Mars, Jay-Z, Paul McCartney and Adele for most weeks atop Billboardโ€™s Hot 100-- and continues to climb to the top. Today, a popular streaming platform took to Twitter to congratulate Drake on being the first artist ever to reach over 10 BILLION streams. His latest double-album Scorpion was just the push he needed to get him into unprecedented territory; numbers that will surely proliferate over time. 


Placing a distant second are a host of "less prolific" artists which have cleared the One Billion mark, a list that includes Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Adele, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B.


Billboard:

Most Weeks at No. 1 in Hot 100's History

79, Mariah Carey

60, Rihanna

59, The Beatles

50, Boyz II Men

47, Usher

42, Beyonce

38, Drake

37, Michael Jackson

34, Elton John

33, Janet Jackson


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