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Kanye West Becomes First Artist In History To Have 10 Albums Streamed More Than 1 Billion Times

Stewart Perrie

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Kanye West Becomes First Artist In History To Have 10 Albums Streamed More Than 1 Billion Times

Kanye West has notched up an impressive new accolade to add to his already bulging trophy cabinet.

This week, his game changing album 808s & Heartbreaks, managed to notch more than a billion streams on Spotify.

That means he has become the first artist in history to have 10 studio albums be streamed a billion times each on the listening service.

Ye has nearly 46 million active listeners on his Spotify account every month.

Most artists around the world would be happy to have a single song reach a billion streams, however the Chicago rapper has managed to do that 10 times across 10 different studio albums.

The only projects that haven't yet reached a billion streams is Jesus is King, Kids See Ghosts and the collaboration album Cruel Summer.

That means College Dropout, Late Registration, Graduation, 808s, Yeezus, My Beautiful Dark Twist Fantasy, Watch The Throne, The Life of Pablo, Ye, and Donda have copped a billy since their release.

What's even more impressive is that more than half of those albums came out before the streaming era had properly kicked off.

His latest project, Donda managed to get a billion streams within just a few weeks of it being released.

It was Ye's fastest album to notch the epic billion mark and the lengthy project also earned him his 10th Number One album on the US Billboard charts in September.

Interestingly, Eminem was the first artist in the world to have 10 albums reach a similar incredible milestone and he did it last year.

However, people were quick to point out how that included Marshall Mather's other projects like the 8 Mile soundtrack.

Eminem currently has nine studio albums that have reached more than a billion streams each on Spotify and he ties with Drake.

Featured Image Credit: Walik Goshorn/Media Punch/Alamy Live News

Topics: Drake, Entertainment, Kanye West, Music, Eminem

Stewart Perrie
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