According to Billboard via Kworb, Drake has surpassed Justin Bieber to be the most streamed artist on Spotify.
The music data website reports that Drizzy has had his music streamed a total of 3,212,916,882 times, compared to Bieber in second place after his music has been streamed 3,176,216,147 times.
This is a crazy achievement for Drizzy Drake because his music is limited on the app, due to his partnership with Apple Music, so a big congratulates to him!
Yesterday, Drake‘s “One Dance” single featuring Kyla and Wizkid knocked Desiigner’s “Panda” off the top position to became the No. 1 song on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart. This means that he now has the #1 track and #1 album with VIEWS in the United States of America!
Even though this is Drizzy‘s third No. 1 on the chart, it is his very first No. 1 as a lead artist as Rihanna’s “Work” and “Whats My Name?” have both previously been on the top spot. He did come very close with “Hotline Bling” last year too.
In related news, Drizzy Drake has also set a new record for having the most songs to chart all at the same time on the “Hot 100” chart. The previous record holder for this was Justin Bieber with 17 tracks, but now Drake has beat him by having 20 songs charting simultaneously and 18 of them are from VIEWS. Hit the jump to see the list!
A few days ago, Drizzy Drake released his “Energy” music video that was directed by Fleur & Manu. Since the visual dropped, Complex have caught up with the directors to ask them all about the “Energy” video, which you can read below!
Fleur & Manu chat about the concept of the video, linking up with Drake, shooting and creating the visual, putting Drizzy‘s face on Oprah and Miley Cyrus, Drake doing the Lil B cooking dance, the little boy in the video, why they chose certain celebrities to put Drizzy‘s face on such as Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise etc, and more!
Lil Twist collaborates with Justin Bieber on his new single called “Intertwine“. This song is the first offering from Twizzy‘s upcoming project.
You can listen to “Intertwine” after the jump below, courtesy of L.A. Leakers!
After a couple of videos surfaced online this week that shows Justin Bieber being racist, Mack Maine confirms to TMZ that him and his YMCMB family are still cool with Bieber and will continue to work with him.
Lil Wayne, Birdman and the rest of the Young Money Entertainment crew are not abandoning Justin Bieber in the wake of the latest racist video to surface… telling TMZ that Bieber is still family.
Young Money Prez Mack Maine tells TMZ… everyone on the label has interacted with Bieber extensively and there has not been a hint of racism on Justin’s part. Mack Maine says the majority of Justin’s crew is black, and “Bieber does not have a slave mentality. He treats his people with respect.”
Mack Maine says Justin has “legitimately adopted the culture of the hip hop, African American culture.”
And Mack Maine says everyone in the Young Money camp believes Bieber’s age at the time he recorded the song is highly relevant. Mack Maine confessed: “I remember telling a white man, Chinese man, Black man joke as a kid that was terrible and I told it to my friends because I thought they’d think it was funny.”
Mack Maine says that joke was as offensive as Bieber’s, and the difference is simply he didn’t get caught. For all these reasons, Mack Maine says Young Money will continue to work with Bieber.
Young Money’s newest artist Euro recently had a studio session with Justin Bieber. There is no word just yet on if they were working on an upcoming Euro project or an upcoming Bieber project, or both!
Hopefully we get to hear what they recorded soon. Hit the jump to view another picture from the studio session.
Last night, Mack Maine hit up the studio with Birdman, Justin Bieber, and Austin Mahone.
There is word just yet on if they were all working on music together, or if it was just the youngins Bieber and Mahone.
“Studio flow with tha yung future of music get ready YMCMB @justinbieber @austinmahone @mackmaineymcmb @birdman5star” – Birdman
“New music #YMCMB” – Justin Bieber
“What an amazing song last night..The world isn’t ready! @justinbieber” – Austin Mahone
“Young kings in the building… @austinmahone and @justinbieber #AYC” – Mack Maine
Hit the jump to check out another photo from their studio session!