Drake topples Justin Bieber as the most-streamed artist on Spotify

The rapper has ousted his fellow Canadian from the top of the streaming list

Drake has hit the top of Spotify’s streaming charts, overtaking Justin Bieber in the process.

Following the release of his fourth studio album ‘VIEWS’ late last month, Drake has seen streaming figures rise in his favour to the extent that he is now the number one streaming artist on the popular music service.

According to Kworb, a website that specialises in tracking music data, the Toronto rapper has been streamed 3,185,045,281 times on the platform. This is over 10 million more times than his fellow countryman Bieber, 3,175,636,461. Briton Ed Sheeran is third, with 2,153,988,755.

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Elsewhere in the chart, The Weekend is fourth with just over two billion streams, while Calvin Harris and Sam Smith carry the British flag in the top 10 with placings at sixth and seventh. There’s no such lofty placings for Adele, however – the chart-conqueror has to settle for 32nd, which 766 million streams is only good enough for.

This is yet another piece of good news for Drake in a month of already heightened success. The Torontonian recently scored a coveted chart double, taking number one on both the UK singles and albums charts with ‘One Dance’ and ‘Views’ respectively. He also replaced 50 Cent in US business magazine Forbes‘ list of the richest rappers in the world, with his climb being attributed to money from music, touring, plus deals with Nike, Sprite and Apple.
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