Drake has already made a name for himself as the king of several streaming websites, including Apple Music, Spotify, and others. Now, he can add “king of a popular song recognition app” to his almost infinite list of accomplishments.
The 6 God is the artist with the most Shazams of all time, according to Apple, with over 350 million. He has either been the lead singer or featured on songs. His 2016 single “One Dance” has received over 17 million Shazams, making it his most Shazamed song from his impressive catalog.
There are, however, two Shazam albums that Drake does not own. His Young Money manager Lil Wayne was the first artist to surpass one million and ten million Shazams; he made the feats in 2009 and 2011. The record for the most Shazamed Hip Hop song ever does not belong to Drake either.
It is a part of the 2012 song “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Ray Dalton. Shazam, a text messaging service that allows users to identify music by simply texting 2580 and letting a sample of the song play, was initially made accessible in the UK in August 2012. Shazam would then send a text message with the name of the artist and the song’s title as a follow-up.
Drake has dominated various streaming platforms as well as the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After scoring his first No. 1 single with “One Dance,” Drake has solidified himself as one of the Top 5 regulars and the most dependable hitmaker in the history of the chart. His most recent appearance was on DJ Khaled’s “Staying Alive” featuring Lil Baby.
After the song landed at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Drake has now recorded 30 songs in his career. The new record for the most Top 5 hits, set by The Beatles 55 years ago, was surpassed, according to Billboard.