The Canadian musician Drake managed to match with his brand new album Certified Lover Boy a commercial record that the Beatles achieved in the United States. 57 years ago, the Liverpool gang figured in the top five from that country’s hit list.
According Billboard, which publishes this classification, no other artist had achieved such a record since in 1964 the famous band was on the list “Hot 100“American with his songs”Please Please Me”, “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, “She Loves You”, “Twist And Shout” and “Can’t Buy Me Love”.
In Drake’s case, the songs that managed to climb to the positions were: “Knife Talk,” along with 21 Savage and Project Pat; “Champagne Poetry”; “Fair Trade,” with Travis Scott; “Girls Want Girls,” with Lil Baby; and, at the top, “Way 2 Sexy”, con Future y “Young Thug”.
Plus four other tracks from the album entered positions of honor: “In The Bible”, con Lil Durk y Giveon, al 7; “Papi’s Home”, At 8; “TSU” is number 9 and, finally, “Love All”, the song in which Jay-Z collaborates, is tenth. In addition, the last album of the artist also became the best-selling debut and reproductions of 2021, thus surpassing only a week later the one who is right now his great rival in music, Kanye West, with the album Donda.
Certified Lover Boy harvested more than billion views in its first week, with a global sale close to one million units. Likewise, on Spotify he managed to tie his own historical record obtained with the album “Scorpion”, once again achieving the highest number of listens in one day, 132 million within 24 hours of its release. A curious fact has to do with the appearance in the credits of John Lennon y Paul McCartney. On the track that opens the material, “Champagne Poetry“Has a snippet of” Michelle “by the Beatles.
Drake is the most listened to artist of the last decade worldwide
The Canadian rapper has the most streaming stream. As it became known in late 2019, Drake was heard close to 28 billion times over the last decade and what puts him at the top of Spotify’s list of most successful singers.
The singer was left with the first place followed by Ed Sheeran, who performed the most popular song between 2010 and 2019, “Shape of You”, Heard more than 2.3 billion times.
The podium completed it Post Malone, the most popular artist of the year on the platform, with 6.5 billion listeners in the world. The Texan rapper managed to reach third place, despite the fact that his first album was released in December 2016.
In fourth place of the most listened to artists of the decade is the American singer Ariana Grande, followed by Eminem. On the list of most listened to songs in the last 10 years, Drake’s “One Dance” comes second, ahead of Post Malone’s “Rockstar”, Halsey’s “Closer” and The Chainsmokers, and “Thinking”. Out Loud ”by Ed Sheeran.