Drake's Music Now Has 10 BILLION Spotify Streams. How Much Money Does He Make Off That?

By on March 23, 2017 in ArticlesMusic News

It doesn't appear that Drake can ever lose. Whether it's beefs with Meek Mill, or his albums topping the charts, the Canada native always seems to win. Now, following the release of his More Life album, the 30-year-old musician has racked up even more wins, breaking streaming records across the board.

Drake's highly anticipated More Life album was released on March 18 on all streaming platforms. The 22-track album, which features the likes of Kanye West, Young Thug, Quavo, Travis Scott and others, has already broken several records in the first few days of release on different streaming services. The album set an Apple Music record for the most streams over a 24-hour period on March 18, generating 89.9 million one-day streams.

The album also generated 61.3 million streams on Spotify, which set a record for for first-day album streams. In addition, Drake set a record of Spotify for most streams by a single artist on any given day, breaking a record previously set by Ed Sheeran.

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In addition to the records Drake set with More Life, he also became the most streamed artist in Spotify history, breaking the 10 billion streams mark. Spotify pays artists $0.006 per stream. That means 10 billion streams would generate a cool $60 million for the Six God. By that math he's generated $12 million of "Views" alone. And who says artists can't make money off the internet???

More Life will almost undoubtedly be Drake's seventh No. 1 album, as a result of being on course for over 500,000 equivalent album units from streaming earned in the week ending March 23. While it would be a huge week, it wouldn't touch the massive first week his Views album had when it debuted at No. 1 with 1.04 million units last year.

More Life will reportedly be released on CD and vinyl in the coming weeks.

Articles Written by Marvin Jules
Marvin Jules is a freelancer with a passion for music and sports He is a graduate of Rutgers University with degrees is Communication and Human Resource Management. In addition to writing, he also runs an online store where he curates and sells vintage clothing and accessories. You can follow him on Instagram here (IG: 9to5thrift)
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