Streaming Masters – Drake

Canadian rapper Drake is by far the most streamed artist globally over the last dozen of years.

How enormous are his figures on Spotify? How does he perform on YouTube, or on remaining platforms? And which of his hits is the biggest?

Drake streaming review – the method

Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube.

To factor in the growing impact of multiple Asian countries where these platforms aren’t always the go-to site for music streaming, more sources have been added.

In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area.

Audio Streams
– South Korea: Genie streams * 2.20 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan: AWA streams * 100 / 4 (AWA has 4% of the Japanese streaming market)
– Arabic world: Anghami streams
– Sub-Saharan Africa: Boomplay + Audiomack streams
– Elsewhere: Spotify streams * Spotify market shares based on artists’ market distribution

Video Streams
– China* : QQ video streams * 50 if the song is available for audio stream, QQ video streams * 5 elseway (scale built based on known figures for several major artists)
– Elsewhere : Youtube views increased by 10% to account for various local platforms

*since Chinese streaming platforms are mostly video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted on par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1,500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 6,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * ArtistRatio + Genie * 2.20 + AWA * 100 / 4 + Anghami + Boomplay + Audiomack ) / 1500 + ( QQ views* 50(or 5) + YouTube * 1.1 ) / 6750

Please be aware that when the artist is regarded as the lead act, he is rewarded with 100% of these units, while featured acts share among them a 50% piece of the totals.

Drake streaming review – the results

CSPC 2023 Drake discography streaming statistics

Total: 104,788,955 EAS

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Drake most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. One Dance [Views]3,850,000
2. God’s Plan [Scorpion]3,375,000
3. Hotline Bling [Views]1,952,000
4. Passionfruit [More Life]1,933,000
5. In My Feelings [Scorpion]1,894,000
6. Nice for What [Scorpion]1,632,000
7. Sicko Mode [Features]1,494,000
8. Toosie Slide [Dark Lane Demo Tapes]1,416,000
9. Nonstop [Scorpion]1,410,000
10. Yes Indeed [Orphan]1,329,000
11. Too Good [Views]1,312,000
12. Laugh Now Cry Later [Orphan]1,264,000
13. Money in the Grave [Orphan]1,233,000
14. Fake Love [More Life]1,225,000
15. Hold On, We’re Going Home [Nothing Was the Same]1,217,000
16. Work [Features]1,070,000
17. Jumpman [What a Time to Be Alive]1,033,000
18. Life Is Good [Features]1,013,000
19. Controlla [Views]1,011,000
20. Jimmy Cooks [Honestly, Nevermind]993,000

Sources: SpotifyYouTube, AWA (app), QQGenieAnghamiAudiomack,Boomplay.

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