Juice WRLD, XXXTentacion, and Drake have topped the list of rappers with the most streams per song. All three artists topped 200 million streams per song on Spotify. Even with Spotify's well-known low payout, the artists are earning quite a bit from numbers like that. Rounding out the list with just under 200 million are Travis Scott, Pop Smoke, and Kendrick Lamar, who all have upwards of 150 million streams per song. It is worth noting that both Juice and X achieved this record-breaking moment several years after they passed.
Whether or not their untimely deaths have anything to do with their streaming numbers cannot be confirmed. However, it is clear that the high number of streams per song shows just how much both Juice and X were loved by their fans. The pair were both poised to be huge names in the industry, but their lives were tragically cut short. Still, their staying power shows what an incredible impact they had in the time that they spent making music.
Juice WRLD Continues To Break Records Posthumously
Despite passing away prematurely, Juice WRLD's music career has continued to achieve significant milestones. Just a few weeks ago, it was revealed that the rapper had exceeded 30 billion streams on Spotify alone. This established him as one of the most streamed artists ever. When you consider other platforms, it is difficult to imagine how many streams Juice has accumulated. Recently, Cole Bennet, Juice's close friend and collaborator, celebrated a personal achievement in their careers. He announced on Instagram that the first music video he had ever directed for Juice had reached 300 million views on YouTube.
Juice WRLD's untimely death was a tremendous loss to the music industry and the community at large. He had emerged as one of the fastest-rising stars on the scene. Since his passing, the rapper's music has only grown in popularity. In 2021, the RIAA announced that the rapper had received 50 new gold and platinum song certifications posthumously. His 2018 single "Lucid Dreams" has been certified 9x platinum. What do you think of Juice's place atop the most streamed rappers? Is there someone else you think should be there? Let us know in the comments!