Drake becomes first ever artist to reach 10 billion streams on Spotify

Posted March 21, 2017

Drake has finally released his highly anticipated playlist project More Life.

There's one incredibly special moment on More Life that I'm pretty sure you may have breezed on through, but definitely deserves more attention.

The Verge also notes that Drake's "More Life" set records on Beats 1, as well. A few weeks later, she had already found someone else while Drake was on stage whining about what went wrong.

Based on Spotify's reported average pay-per-stream rate of $0.005, paid out across both publishing and recorded music rights, this means that Drake and his music business partners will have trousered in excess of $50m from the streaming service.

"According to Drake, he designed the 21-track" playlist" concept in order to free himself from the constraints of the traditional mixtape format. Throughout the album, the rapper has rendered hints in bits and pieces, which are recorded later in the playlist. The hip-hop artist has hit up Miami amid ample More Life-inspired emojis taking over his social media pages.

Drake's long-awaited "playlist" More Life debuted across muliple streaming platforms on Saturday. He resurrects a fast-paced flow that fans will relievedly recognize, delivering a mea culpa to his longtime followers, asking, "Did I lose you, did I?" Then it moves on to a hint of the old Drake, with clever lyrics. Some fans wondered what happened to a rumoured collaboration with fellow Toronto singer The Weeknd, while others noted a sparse presence by Drake's OVO Sound label mates, like Roy Woods and Majid Jordan. It's not something that I'm proud of because it took just as much of an emotional toll on me. Young Thug is also featured twice, once on the superb group track "Sacrifices" with 2 Chainz and again on the penultimate track "Ice Melts". After burning up the 2016 charts twice with Rihanna (on Rih's "Work" and his "Too Good"), it's a bit of a surprise that the pair didn't hit the studio for "More Life".

"Teenage Fever" Jenny from the Block may not actually be present on the grimy breakup anthem; however, the contrast between her iconic chorus and Drake's verses offers an emotional glimpse into a relationship at its breaking point. You can tell Kanye had an influence with the production.