Drake’s dominance in 2016 has been reflected in Billboard’s year-end charts. The Toronto rapper landed at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Artists chart. Drake was the only rapper to even crack the top 10. Future was his closest competition, coming in at No. 12.
The OVO leader topped 24 Billboard’s year-end charts and reigned supreme in most the rap categories. Drake was No. 1 on charts like the Hot 100 Artists, Streaming Songs Artists, On-Demand Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rap Albums.
Drake’s success on the charts should come as no surprise. The man put up astounding numbers in 2016. The “Hotline Bling” artist was Spotify’s most streamed artist for the second year in a row, racking up 4.7 billion plays on the streaming service. That surpassed his 1.8 streams in 2015 by a wide margin. Both years helped Drake top Spotify’s all-time leaderboard with 8.7 billion streams.
People weren’t just streaming Drake’s music though. Plenty fans were spending their money on his music too because Views was the 2016’s top selling album on iTunes. This tremendous support helped Views go quadruple Platinum. Drake’s hit single “One Dance” was also the most downloaded song on Apple’s digital media store.
Drake’s incredible year has him in line for some Grammy’s in 2017. The “Controlla” MC was recently nominated for seven awards including Album the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
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