Canadian rapper and hip-hop star Drake is certainly one of the biggest artists in the world right now. Everything he releases seems to just sell, sell, sell, breaking all sorts of records in the process. He’s so far released four albums, four mixtapes, one EP and just over 100 singles, and he doesn’t show signs of slowing down any time soon. Here are 9 of the most impressive records Drake has broken.
Most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 by a solo artist
When Drake’s More Life was released in April 2017, all of its tracks landed on the chart in its first week of release. This pushed Drake’s total number of Billboard Hot 100 entries to 154, beating the previous record holder Lil Wayne
2. Most first-day album streams on Spotify
Believe it or not, when More Life was released, it was listened to a staggering 61,302082 times during its first day on Spotify, beating the record held by Ed Sheeran’s third album ÷.
3. Most single-day streams by a single artist on Spotify
The day after More Life was released, Drake’s music notched up a total of 76,355,041 streams, more than any other artist in a single day.
4. First album to reach 1 billion streams on Apple Music
Not content with smashing Spotify records, Drake has also smashed a pretty impressive Apple Music record, with his album Views becoming the first on the streaming service to register a billion streams.
5. Most Billboard Music Awards won in a single year
The 2017 ceremony saw Drake win a total of 13 awards, beating the previous record holder Adele, who won 12 awards back in 2012.
6. Most streamed song in the UK
Drake’s ‘One Dance’ managed to register 7.8 million streams in a week, breaking the previous record of 7.32 million streams held by Adele’s ‘Hello’.
7. Most American Music Awards nominations
When Drake received 13 nominations at the American Music Awards in 2016, he beat the record for most nominations previously held by Michael Jackson, who scored 11 nods at the 1984 awards show.
8. Most streamed artist on Spotify for two years running
Drake was Spotify’s most streamed artist in both 2015 and 2016 – who knows whether he’ll score a hat-trick and achieve the same feat in 2017…
9. Most single-day album streams on Apple Music
Drake’s More Life notched up a total of 89.9 million streams in its first 24 hours of release on Apple Music . The album became the most streamed album in 24 hours not only on Apple Music, but on any streaming service.