Drake‘s ‘One Dance’ has become the first song to be streamed one billion times via Spotify, according to NME.
It was recently announced that the Canadian rapper has been crowned Spotify’s most streamed artist in 2016, for the second year running.
Billboard now reports that ‘One Dance’ has also become the first song on the platform to be streamed a billion times. The track, released in April, is the most streamed song to ever grace the service. The star is the most streamed artist ever.
Drake attracted 4.7 billion Spotify streams in 2016, despite his album ‘Views’ being an exclusive to rival Apple Music for the first two weeks of its release back in April.
“Drake has been unstoppable this year – he’s a true global superstar,” says Stefan Blom, Spotify’s Chief Content & Chief Strategy Officer. “With the top album and the top song this year, as well as his successful Summer Sixteen tour, Drake continues to engage his fans in a way that only Drake can; it’s no surprise he is dominating the music industry.”
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Coldplay are the most streamed band in the world via Spotify. The streaming giant said the group have now amassed more than five billion streams on its platform. Their most recent album, ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’, accounts for over a billion of those streams.