Drake makes music history by reaching 50 billion streams

The Canadian hip-hop icon shattered yet another record by becoming the first artist ever to reach 50 billion

The Canadian hip-hop icon shattered yet another record by becoming the first artist ever to reach that mark

Drake's single "In My Feelings" spurred the viral Kiki Challenge dance craze, which has further fuelled the Canadian hip-hop icons record breaking streak. (YouTube)

Canadian hip-hop superstar Drake has just shattered another music industry record, this week becoming the first artist to reach 50 billion streams across all platforms.

The 31-year-old's latest album Scorpion had already broken several records — among them the first album to be streamed one billion times globally, with 89.9 million streams of the album happening in a single day on Apple Music. 

The album has also been sitting at the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart for the past five weeks. His single In My Feelings, which inspired the Kiki Challenge dance craze, has also topped the R&B and hip-hop songs chart for four weeks. 

The video for the album's lead single, God's Plan, which saw Drake giving away nearly a million dollars to individuals and institutions, also generated huge buzz. Drake called it "the most important thing I have ever done in my career."

The album also gave Drake the record for most number 1 hits among rappers, surpassing Kanye West, Missy Elliott, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Eminem.


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