Drake has already established himself as the king of many online streaming services, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and others. He’s now including the title of king of a well-known song recognition app in his almost endless list of achievements.
According to Apple, The 6 God, who has either lead or been featured on songs, has received over 350 million Shazams, making him the most Shazamed artist of all time. With over 17 million Shazams, his 2016 single “One Dance” is his most Shazamed song from his outstanding discography.
There are two Shazam albums, though, that Drake doesn’t possess. His Young Money mentor Lil Wayne, who accomplished the accomplishments in 2009 and 2011, was the first artist to crack over one million and ten million Shazams. Drake is also not the owner of the record for the most Shazamed Hip Hop song ever.
It belongs to “Can’t Hold Us,” a 2012 song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with Ray Dalton. Shazam was first made available in the UK in August 2012 as a text messaging service that let users identify music by simply texting 2580 and letting a sample of the song play. Shazam would then follow up with a text message including the name of the artist and the title of the song.
Drake has dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart in addition to other streaming services. Drake has established himself as one of the Top 5 regulars and the most reliable hitmaker in the history of the chart after achieving his first No. 1 single with “One Dance.” His most recent appearance was with Lil Baby on DJ Khaled’s “Staying Alive.”
Drake has now released 30 songs in his career after the song debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. According to Billboard, the new record surpassed The Beatles’ 55-year-old record for the most Top 5 hits. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more.