2016 is undoubtedly Drake’s best year yet!
Not only did his 4th album, titled “Views”, achieved triple platinum status in the United States, but he is also Spotify’s most streamed artiste of 2016, which he claimed for the 2nd year in a row. The Canadian rapper received over 4.7 billion streams while “One Dance” alone was streamed more than 950 million times, earning Drake and his co-writers an estimated USD 4.8 million in royalties.
Other most streamed artistes (worldwide) also include Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilot, and Kanye West.
“Drake has been unstoppable this year – he’s a true global superstar,” said Stefan Bloom, Spotify’s Chief Content and Chief Strategy Officer.
Besides that, former One Direction member Zayn Malik ranked #1 for the music app’s list for “Top Breakout Artistes” while bad girl RiRi is the most streamed female artiste of 2016.
Drake, real name Aubrey Drake Graham, made his acting debut in 2001 through teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation” where he played James “Jimmy” Brooks. Inspired by Jay-Z and Clipse, the rapper then release his first mixtape, titled “Room for Improvement”, in 2006. A few mixtapes later, he finally made his official debut in 2010.
To date, the “Work” rapper released 4 studio albums: “Thank Me Later” (2010), “Take Care” (2011), “Nothing Was the Same” (2013), and “Views” (2016).
For more info on Spotify’s #2016WrappedUp, hit up their website.