HipHopNMore collected a list of the top artists in the world when all streaming numbers are combined, and cake is served for music lovers. Canadian rapper, Drake tops the list with 5.6 billion streams with hits like “Laugh Now Cry Later,” Dark Demo Tapes, and has a strong back catalog.
Right after Drake comes Juice WRLD, who passed away at the end of 2019 sitting at the number two. The tributes to his music and his posthumous release Legends Never Die, earned him 5.3 billion streams across all platforms in 2020. Next, NBA Youngboy reached 4.6 billion streams last year on the strength of four new projects: Still Flexin, Still Steppin, 38 Baby 2, Until I Return and Top. Three of those four projects topped the Billboard 200 chart.
Pop Smoke got a boost in streams when his posthumous album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon dropped in July sitting at the top of the year-end list also includes other notable artists. Lil Baby, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and Dababy made the list as well after securing in more than 3.3 billion streams.
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