Drake Sets A Historic Record In Spotify History Following “Search & Rescue” Success

Drake is officially the most streamed rapper on Spotify.

BYAron A.
Drake Sets A Historic Record In Spotify History Following “Search & Rescue” Success

There’s hardly a Billboard record that Drake hasn’t broke yet but the same can be said for his success on streaming platforms, such as Spotify. There’s no doubt that Drake is one of the most streamed artists in the world and the rapper continues to set new records with each release. Most recently, Drake reached a huge milestone on Spotify as the most streamed rapper in the world. Thanks to the success of “Search And Rescue,” which recently reached 100M streams on Spotify, Drake surpassed 80 billion plays across his whole discography on Spotify, per ChartData.

Drake’s pull on Spotify hasn’t gone unnoticed over the years. In 2021, Spotify declared Drake as the most-streamed artist in the U.S. with 8.6 billion on-demand streams. In addition, one out of 131 streams that year also belonged to his songs. Needless to say, Drake continues to reign supreme on Spotify and it seems like he could possibly continue his dominance in the near future. He recently debuted the long-awaited “At The Gates” ft. Lil Uzi Vert on Sound42 while fans have speculated that the release of Scary Hours 3 is near.

Drake’s History With Spotify

In a matter of months, Drake raked in another 5 billion streams on Spotify. Back in January, the rapper reached a milestone of 75 billion streams. However, Drake used the opportunity to urge streaming services to compensate artists for their success. “We should get bonuses like athletes to motivate the future artists to be consistent and competitive,” Drake wrote. “Feel free to send me a Lebron sized cheque. I have enough dinner plates.” Spotify has yet to respond but it’s certainly something that’s worth considering.

Besides his Spotify milestone, Drake is gearing up to embark on his first tour in nearly five years. The rapper and 21 Savage will hit the road for the It’s All A Blur tour across North America. The tour kicks off on June 29th at Memphis’ FedExForum before closing out at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on October 7th. Hopefully, we’ll get some more music from Drake before then. Check out Chartdata’s tweet above and sound off with your thoughts in the comments. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.