Drake Becomes RIAA’s Top Certified Digital Singles Artist
Drake's reign as the 6 God just won't let up. The "Nice For What" rapper has officially been crowned as the artist with the most certified digital singles to date by the Recording Industry Association of America.
According to the RIAA, the OVO frontman has moved a total of 142 million digital singles. One digital song unit is equated to a digital song purchase or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams, Billboard reports.
Closely following his trail for the title, ironically enough, is Rihanna. Taylor Swift, Eminem, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Chris Brown are also listed among the short list of artists who have earned a multitude of gold and platinum certified records.
The news of Drake's latest feat comes fresh on the heels of him unleashing his fifth studio album Scorpion. In the hours following the double-disc album's release, on Friday (June 29), the project broke a single-day streaming record for the most streams in a single day for any streaming service. Within just 24 hours, the LP earned a whopping total of 170 million streams.
If that wasn't enough to prove it is in fact #ScorpionSZN, 55 of Drizzy's older songs from his catalog also earned platinum status upon the album's release, some even reaching multi-platinum status. Singles such as "Find Your Love," dating back to 2011, jumped up to three-times platinum in just a matter of a day. 2010's "Miss Me" finally reached platinum status, nearly eight years after it's initial release. It's only fitting to call an accomplishment like this the Drake effect.
Take a look the official announcement of Drake earning the title of the most RIAA-certified digital singles artist below.
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