Drake’s ‘Views’ Has Been Streamed Over a Billion Times
"We probably be out in Silicon tryna get our billions on."
Drake's chart-topping fourth studio album Views continues to rack up the accolades. Released on April 29, Views has officially been streamed over one billion times as of today (June 10) according to Billboard. The mag reports that in addition to being the No. 1 selling album in the U.S. for the fourth week in a row, Views has been streamed 1.07 billion times nationwide on all on-demand services.
Ostentatious bangers like "Child's Play," "Hype" and "Still Here" appease Drake's rap fans while afro beat and reggae-inspired hits like "Controlla" and "One Dance" (Drake's first No. 1 record in the U.S.) broaden his fanbase and will serve as memory makers all Summer '16.
In terms of streaming history, Drake is in good company with fellow male artists who've passed the one billy mark. Justin Bieber’s 2015 album Purpose has been streamed 1.38 billion times while The Weeknd’s 2015 LP Beauty Behind the Madness has been streamed 1.31 billion. And remember that little surprise mixtape Drake dropped on us last year for All Star Weekend? If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is currently at 1.06 billion streams.
This streaming landmark is just the latest accomplishment the 6ix God can claim as his own. HITS Daily Double reported earlier this week that Drizzy, Rihanna and Kanye West are the most streamed artists of 2016 so far. With the LP securing the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for four weeks straight, Drake is the first rapper and male artist since 50 Cent to simultaneously lead the Hot 100 and Billboard 200.
Drizzy is preparing to head out on tour with Future in promotion of the album starting in July. Congrats, Aubrey!
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