Drake Has Reason To Celebrate After Setting A Big Spotify Record

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Drake will definitely be dancing into the new year with a brand-new record under his belt.

The Canadian rapper has become the first artist ever to reach one billion plays on Spotify for a single track thanks to his 2016 hit “One Dance,” Billboard reports. The Island-infused jam about needing just one more dance with a girl hit its one billionth stream as of Friday (Dec 16).

This latest feat is just one of many wins Drake can claim in 2016. “One Dance” was also Drizzy’s first No. 1 song on the U.S. Billboard charts. The Wizkid & Kyla-featuring track stayed atop the Billboard 100 for 10 weeks straight. His fourth studio album, Views, the LP that houses “One Dance” and many other chart-toppers, was the first album of the year to go double platinum and is currently certified four times platinum in the U.S. Keep in mind, with the new streaming rules, 1,500 streams counts as one unit sold. Views was also named Apple’s top-selling album on its Top 25 Albums chart, besting  Rihanna’s ANTI, Adele’s 25, Frank Ocean’s Blonde and Justin Bieber’s Purpose. 

Looking ahead to 2017, Drake will likely keep this winning streak going. The 30-year-old rapper has received eight Grammy nominations including Rap Album of the Year and Album of the Year. And he’s not done yet! Drake has teased new music, a possible collab with Taylor Swift, and a new project he’s named More Life, which is expected to drop in early January.