Bragging rights? Yep. It takes an exceptional team of songwriters, producers, and A-list frontmen and women to earn the love of Spotify listeners from all around the world. For the most streamed rappers today, Jay Z and Kanye easily make the list. Add to it the extraordinary phenomenon of Eminem, the real "Slim Shady," and who knew that Drake, a former teen soap star would become one of the hottest hip-hop artists after signing on with Lil Wayne? As for one of the most streamed ladies of rap, Nicki Minaj takes the cake by becoming the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously on the Billboard 100.
All seven tracks on Kanye West’s new album, ‘Ye,’ debuted on Billboard’s Top 40 chart this week, with the song “Yikes” hitting the number 8 spot. The album is West’s eighth to launch in the top spot on the Billboard 200, tying him with The Beatles for the record.
J. Cole is the first artist ever to debut three songs on the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 at once, including "Kevin's Heart," "ATM," and "KOD." The rapper’s album, ‘KOD,’ debuted with an explosive 397,000 album units in its first week, breaking Spotify's opening-day streaming record.