On Wednesday, Drake became the very first artist to cross the 50-billion-threshold across all global streaming platforms. Drake continues to sit at the top of the charts with his latest song, “In My Feelings,” from his latest album, Scorpio, which has been sitting on the Billboard Top 200 at number one for the fifth week in a row.
As it was previously reported by a number of different publications, Drake became the first artist to surpass the billion-mark across all streaming services in one week.
Additionally, the Toronto-native broke Spotify and Apple Music’s streaming record for one day in 2018 as his album moved approximately 700,000 units in seven days.
Drake is moving closer and closer to Taylor Swift for the most times atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart. As it was noted above, Drake has been on the top of the charts for five weeks in a row, making him the leader among American acts.
It’s been a strange year for Drake, as he has been embroiled in more than one controversy, but also continues to rock the music and entertainment world – a significant contrast.
Pusha-T, who released his album on G.O.O.D. records, Daytona, disseminated a picture of Drake with his skin painted white, and his face painted black, which had the gossip world buzzing for a number of days.
Moreover, the rapper trashed the self-proclaimed Six-God for allegedly fathering a child with a woman named Sophie Brussaux. Pusha-T slammed Drake for, in his view, not contributing to black communities enough as well.
The release from Pusha-T led Drake to release a PR-style explanation on his Instagram page, where he dished on why he chose to involve himself in such an embarrassing photograph.
The rapper said it was meant to highlight the way in which the entertainment industry stereotypes and type-casts black people in North America.