Music can be a soothing piece to the ears. It appeases the mind and if you have done it in 2022 then Drake and NBA YoungBoy would have been the ones. They are the top of the charts this year.

According to HitsDailyDouble, YoungBoy and the 6 God have compiled the most streams in America through September, with over 12 billion combined. Elsewhere in the Top 10, Hip Hop is well-represented thanks to the late Juice WRLD at No. 6, Kanye West holding steady earning the No. 8 slot with Future and Lil Durk not far behind.

These are the most-played artists in the year that concludes in less than two months. There are some veterans in the list too that would be shocking.

Rappers w/ Most Streams in 2022 (via HitsDD)+ overall rank

6.7bn – Drake (No. 1)
5.4bn – YoungBoy (No. 2)
4.2bn – Bad Bunny (No. 4)
3.7bn – Juice WRLD (No. 6)
3.6bn – Kanye (No. 8)
3.4bn – Future (No. 9)
3.0bn – Lil Durk (No. 10)
2.9bn – Eminem (No. 11)
2.8bn – Rod Wave (No. 12)

While Drake has already dropped an album this year, NBA YoungBoy is planning on releasing 10 mixtapes by the time 2022 expires. He revealed on Sunday, October 16th, that he has his sixth project ready to go with an imminent arrival.

The mixtape’s cover art reflects the title’s familial theme, as it shows NBA YoungBoy posing for the camera alongside his fiancée Jazlyn Mychelle and their two children, the youngest of whom was born in September, inside their home.

Were you surprised by the names in the list? Sound off in the comments.

Amit Shukla

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