XXXTentacion Makes History Earns Record For Most Streamed Hip Hop Album On Spotify
Late rapper XXXTentacion now holds the honor of having the most-streamed hip-hop album in Spotify history, removing Drake, who sat comfortably on top of the hip-hop streaming throne for several years. What XXXTentacion did not achieve when he was alive, he did in death.
Statistics released by Chart Data show that up to November 2021, Drake’s “Scorpion” was the most-streamed hip-hop album, leading XXXtentacion’s album “?” by close to one billion streams.
However, the album has now reached 7.884 billion plays on Spotify, with Drake sitting at 7.883, making the “Sad” artiste the current one to beat.
XXXTENTACION's '?' is now the #1 most streamed hip-hop album in Spotify history, surpassing Drake's 'Scorpion'.
— chart data (@chartdata) February 17, 2022
This new hip-hop feat is indeed impressive, especially considering that XXXtentacion died three and a half years ago. However, it is still a long way from attaining the overall all-genre record on Spotify, which belongs to British singer Ed Sheeran. The “Shape of You” artiste is very comfortable in the number one position with his “÷” album that has already been streamed an incredible 11.5 billion times.
Following its releases in 2018, “?” produced several chart toppers, including the singles “ Moonlight,” “ Changes,” and “Sad, ” and the overall compilation hit the Billboard 200 top spot at number one after copping 131,000 album equivalent units.
Since then, it has been certified as triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The now iconic “?” album would be his final as XXXTentacion was shot and killed in a robbery gone wrong in Florida less than six months after its release.