Kanye West is a Hip Hop legend. Not many of his peers can match up to the accolades he’s acquired throughout his career. The Chicago native continues to break records in the streaming era, and Spotify is recognizing him for it.
On December 14, Chart Data tweeted Kanye West’s albums breaking a huge milestone on Spotify. According to the streaming app’s numbers, Kanye is the first artist in history to have 10 studio albums hit 1 billion streams. His last album Donda already hit that mark in October, and it continues to bring him streams daily.
Kanye’s numbers may have risen after the Free Larry Hover benefit concert with Drake last week in Los Angeles, California. Kanye’s return to the stage left fans talking all over social media. His electrifying performance and moments like that tend to see an increase in streams
Donda was the fastest to reach 1 billion streams in Kanye’s catalog. It also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making it Kanye’s tenth chart-topping album. On its release day, August 29, Donda already had the biggest debut of 2021 on both Spotify and Apple Music with 94 million and 60 million streams respectively.
While he’s raking in streams on Spotify, Kanye West will be crossing over to Netflix to grab numbers on a new documentary. The three-part Jeen-Yuhs documentary is set to premiere at the 2022 Sundance Festival in January. The film is directed by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah and will arrive on Netflix later in 2022.
We all know about how good Kanye has been with his music for decades now. Him reaching such heights is a thing of no surprise to people. No matter how he is as a person, his music has never failed to impress people.
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