By Drakes outrageously lofty standards, 2017 was a down year. Although his mixtape (not an album!) More Life garnered acclaim and immediate popularity, the 6ix God relinquished his crown as Spotifys most-streamed artist of the year to Ed Sheeran at the end of the year. Drake had previously topped the chart in 2015 and 2016.As for 2018, Drake has had as good a start as one could possibly have. The Toronto native surprisingly dropped a pair of tracks last Friday, a two-song EP titled Scary Hours, including his new single Gods Plan, and listeners immediately gobbled it upat a record-setting rate.Gods Plan was streamed 4,326,679 times, which according to a Spotify rep who spoke to Pitchfork, broke the all-time record for most streams of one song in a single day. The previous record was held by Taylor Swifts Look What You Made Me Do, which was launched in conjunction with Swifts long-awaited integration into the Spotify database.Drakes One Dance is also the second most-streamed song ever, next to Sheerans Shape Of You. Gods Plan may not be as danceable and consumable by as many listener bases as One Dance or Drakes groovier tracks like Passionfruit or Hold On Were Going Home, but its sure to enjoy a lengthy run at or near the top of the hip hop charts.After the announcement, Drake took to Instagram to congratulate himself, much like Lebron James did prior to breaking the 30,000 point barrier last night:
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