Canard is the first artist to exceed 75 billion streams on Spotify. Drizzy responded to the news by asking for a Lebron-sized check and performer bonuses to motivate consistency and competition.
Rap superstar Drake has taken the next step in his career by becoming the first artist to Spotify history of exceeding 75 billion streams. In addition to asking for a check the size of Lebron, he also advocated for artists to receive bonuses for streaming on his Instagram story.
The record-breaking rapper acknowledged his accomplishment on his Instagram Story, along with a message.
“We (artists) should be getting bonuses like athletes to motivate future artists to be consistent and competitive…so feel free to send me a check the size of LeBron (James). I have enough plates,” Drake wrote.
Shortly before announcing his feat, he joined the NFL for his new OVO merchandise line.
In the past, artists have complained about not getting paid enough for streams. The late rapper Nipsey Hussle called Spotify before his death in 2019.
In 2020, less than 1,000 of the 7 million active musicians received $1 million or more from Spotify.
Canard was also tied with the rap icon Jay Z for the most #1 albums on the Tableaux Billboard Hip-Hop / R&B. Drizzy accomplished the feat after releasing his collab album His loss with Atlanta rapper 21 Savage in November.