Drake has enjoyed an 8-year streak on Billboard’s Hot 100, and delivered several platinum-selling singles within that time frame as well.
The numbers keep rolling in for Drizzy, and the Canadian rapper recently achieved another platinum single. “God’s Plan”, which was released as part of a two-song EP entitled Scary Hours, earned Drizzy a platinum plaque after just nine days. Since the popularization of streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, single circulation and album sales have been restructured to include streams. The RIAA has set the mark at 1,500, meaning that 1,500 streams equate to one album sale.
It takes 1.5 billion streams in order to score a platinum plaque. “God’s Plan” was released on streaming platforms exclusively, and Drake easily accumulated the 1.5 billion streams in nine days. The single is currently the number one song in the country, earning Drizzy his second solo number one record on Billboard’s Hot 100. The first was “One Dance” which was featured on his Views album. Drake also broke Spotify and Apple Music’s one day streaming record when the single first debuted. On the first day, ‘God’s Plan’ achieved over 14 million streams through Apple Music alone.