If you feel like you have worn out the replay button for Drake’s summer anthem “One Dance,” you’re definitely not alone.
The standout cut from Drake’s latest album, Views, became the first song to reach 1 billion plays on Spotify, continuing an incredible year for the Toronto superstar.
“One Dance” was already the most played song ever on the popular streaming service – surpassing Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s “Lean On” for the historic honor in October – but 1 billion is an enormous figure worthy of recognition. It’s even more impressive when you consider the fact it was released only eight months ago (April 5, to be exact).
The track, which also features Wizkid and Kyla, dominated the Billboard Hot 100 upon its release, finishing in the top spot for 10 nonconsecutive weeks. Even inescapable hits like Rihanna’s “Work” (featuring Drake), Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” and Flo Rida’s “My House” were no match.
Interestingly, despite the undeniable popularity of “One Dance,” it did not receive a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year or Record of the Year. But Drake probably won’t be too upset about the snub, especially since Views is quadruple platinum and earned him eight other Grammy nominations.
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