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Drake is a giant when it comes to the world of rap. Whether you love him or hate him, you have to respect his success. Drake regularly drops millions on sports wagers and strip clubs. That kind of money means there are plenty of people behind you.

Spotify’s most-streamed hip-hop album in history used to be Drake’s “Scorpion.” That distinction now belongs to the late XXXTENTACION. The album “?” recently passed up Drizzy, according to Chart Data.

As recently as November, Scorpion lead XXXTENTACION by close to one billion streams. Since then, “?” has hit 7.884 billion plays on Spotify. Drake currently sits at 7.883, meaning a new standard has been set.

XXXTENTACION emerged as a SoundCloud rapper who rarely had anything good to say about Drake. The two had an ongoing rivalry. The underdog has finally prevailed in terms of popularity.

The new record on the Spotify hip-hop chart is an impressive one. XXXTENTACION still has a long way to go if he wants to hit the all-genre mark on the platform. Ed Sheeran’s “%” has been streamed an amazing 11.5 billion times.

It would be a monumental achievement to pass up Sheeran’s monumental numbers. Many fans would’ve said the same thing about XXXTENTACION taking the record from Drake. We will have to see if Drake’s fans try to make a move to get his throne back.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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