Drake tops 2016 Spotify streams with over 4 billion plays

Drake “started from the bottom” and now he’s here, reaching Spotify god status and shattering the platform’s records.

One-upping Michael Jackson’s 12 American Music Award nominations isn’t the only record Drizzy set this year. The Canadian-born rapper is the most streamed artist of 2016 on Spotify with a whopping 4.7 billion individual plays.

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You can always count on Drake to “take care” of business these days, setting the standard for Spotify’s most viewed album Views (2.45 billion streams) and the most streamed song, One Dance (970 million streams).

Comprising the rest of the top five most-streamed albums of 2016 are, in order: Justin Bieber’s Purpose, Rihanna’s Anti, Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface and The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness.

Rounding out the top five most streamed songs are: Mike Posner’s I Took a Pill in Ibiza – Seeb Remix, The Chainsmokers’ Don’t Let Me Down, Rihanna and Drake’s Work and Sia’s Cheap Thrills.

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And if topping multiple Spotify streaming records in 2016 wasn’t enough, Drake is also the single most streamed act of all-time with an internet-shattering 8.7 billion streams.

Plus, snagging his own unique award is former One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik – Spotify’s top breakout artist.

Busy doing Canada proud, Drake may sneak in more streams before the end of the calendar year with the anticipated release of his new playlist project More Life – although no release date has been confirmed as of yet.

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