Drake Adds A Major Streaming Achievement To His Resumé
Drake’s 2021 stream totals were so high that entire decades of music could not compete.
Every few months, music industry publications like Chart Research and Billboard update fans on the latest streaming statistics. The new data reveals that Drake has more slaps than The Beatles, and more slaps than all music published before to 1980 combined.
Drake’s Record Breaking Statistics
Drake had record-breaking streaming numbers in 2021, claiming that he out-streamed all music released before 1980 in all streaming platforms.
The streaming stats were first reported by Luminate, and then Billboard investigated them and confirmed that Drake produced more demand streams than pre-1980 records.
Only 0.6 percent of music released between 1950 and 1979 got accessed with demand streaming, according to Billboard’s final analysis. Drake’s 8.6 billion on-demand streams alone accounted for 0.8 percent of total streams in 2021.
Drizzy’s Grammy-nominated and chart-topping sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy was responsible for a huge part of his streaming. The album got derided upon its release, but according to Chart Data, it has sold 2,464,000 album-equivalent copies to date.
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