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Drake's latest streaming record: first artist to 50 billion streams

His 'Scorpion' album has been on top of the Billboard charts for five weeks.
Richard Lawler, @Rjcc
August 9, 2018
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All year Drake has been on a streak of smashing streaming records, including 1 billion album streams in a week, single-day records for Apple Music and Spotify (and then again) and even had a hand in Ninja's record-setting Twitch session. Now his label Universal Music Group has announced Drake is the first artist to top 50 billion streams total across all streaming platforms.

According to Billboard, Drake is nearing Taylor Swift's record for topping its Artist 100 chart. With a career that has risen along with digital music distribution, it's not a shock to see this Canadian's name topping every record, but we do wonder who will be next to hit the mark, and how far away 100 billion is. Of course, that could depend on whether or not Pusha-T keeps digging, and if Drake can maintain his occasionally dangerous reign over memes.

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