Drake And NBA YoungBoy Fights For The Most Streamed Artist Of 2022
Drake and NBA YoungBoy have long dominated streaming services, often ranking among the most streamed artists year after year. When it comes to mass consumption of their music, the two guys are once again neck and neck, according to Chart Data.
Drake and YoungBoy currently hold the top two rankings in terms of most-streamed acts in music in 2022. Drizzy presently has 200 million more streams than YoungBoy, at three billion compared to 2.8 billion. Several Hip Hop and R&B superstars, including The Weeknd at two billion streams, Kanye West at 1.9 billion, Lil Durk at 1.7 billion, Eminem at 1.5 billion, and Future at 1.5 billion, are tied for fourth place with 2.2 billion streams so far this year.
Hip Hop has been the most popular music on streaming platforms since 2017, and Drake and YoungBoy have only cemented their position. Drizzy already racked up 1.4 billion streams when Chart Data computed total streams for artists through the first two months of the year. YoungBoy came in second with 1.3 billion streams over the 10-week span, but other major talents like Kodak Black and Rod Wave haven’t maintained the same level of fan engagement.
YoungBoy surpassed J. Cole and Future in terms of certifications with 71 in February, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Despite being at odds with his label home, Atlantic Records, YoungBoy flaunted the outcome of his hard work on Instagram in the months following the RIAA’s initial declaration.
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