Drake
5.18.2016

Drake Dethrones Justin Bieber as Spotify’s Most-Streamed Artist

Drake might have a deal with Apple Music, but he’s big on Spotify too. In fact, Drizzy has dethroned Justin Bieber as the app’s most streamed artist of all time, according to Billboard.

That distinction is accompanied by some astounding figures. Mr. Graham has reportedly been streamed 3,185,045,281 times on Spotify, compared to Bieber’s 3,175,636,461. Rounding out the top 3 is British crooner Ed Sheeran with a total of 2,153,988,755 streams.

This is a phenomenal feat for the 6 God, who has limited some of his music on the platform due to his Apple exclusivity. For instance, his latest album Views didn’t appear on Spotify for two weeks after its release.

But perhaps Drake’s success on Spotify should come as no surprise since Drizzy’s been hitting big numbers everywhere lately. In fact, Views surpassed the one million sales marker before even appearing on the service, making it the first 2016 release to do so.

Views has also earned Drake the top slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart for two weeks straight. And that was without the album being available on Spotify or TIDAL, a move that finally happened on Friday (May 13). That shift will likely also impact next week’s chart results.

The album has also given Drake another major milestone: his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “One Dance,” a single that features Kyla and Wizkid, helped Drizzy obtain that honor recently, though it has since been dethroned by Justin Timberlake’s “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!”

Drizzy has celebrated the success with a TV tour, stopping by “The Tonight Show,” “SNL,” and “Ellen” within the last week.