Drake Named Most-Streamed Artist of 2021

One out of every 131 streams was a song by The Boy.

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Drake has officially been named the most-streamed artist of 2021 in the United States, beating high-profile colleagues like Kanye West, J. Cole and Tyler, the Creator.

According to Chart Data, The Boy’s music received a total of 8.6 billion on-demand streams, meaning that one out of every 131 streams was a Drake song. The numbers add up as his most recent full-length album, Certified Lover Boy, is the only rap album of 2021 that is eligible for double platinum certification by the RIAA. It first went platinum a month after its release, is the first rap album of 2021 to spend five weeks at No. 1, sold over 600,000 units in its first week and broke Apple Music and Spotify’s records for the biggest first-day streams.

Elsewhere in music, Kanye West opened up about the alleged incident that led to him being named as a suspect in a criminal battery investigation.

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