Apple Music might be poised to overtake Spotify in U.S. subscribers by this coming summer, but for the time being, the Stockholm, Sweden-based on-demand streaming service is the biggest platform in town (read: the world).
As such, tracking streaming trends on Spotify, based on the sheer volume of the sample size, is the most accurate way to measure overall popularity.
With this in mind, below you will find the 10 most popular hip-hop records over the past seven days, with the total number of streams each song has produced to date.
But first, a few friendly observations:
- This entire list is essentially made up of four acts: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone and Migos.
- With the exception of BlocBoy JB's "Look Alive," released through OVO and Warner Music, every record on this list is the product of an artist who is signed to a record contract under the Universal Music Group umbrella (TDE, Capitol, Interscope, Republic).
- Drake's "God's Plan" has done 190 million streams in less than one month, which is more than half the total for Post Malone's "I Fall Apart" (No. 8), a record first released in December 2016.
1. Drake - "God's Plan" (190M streams)
2. Kendrick Lamar - "All The Stars" (with SZA) (98M)
3. The Weeknd - "Pray For Me" (with Kendrick Lamar) (39.1M)
4. Migos - "Stir Fry" (69M)
5. BlocBoy JB - "Look Alive" (ft. Drake) (13.8M)
6. Post Malone - "rockstar" (ft. 21 Savage) (783.4M)
7. Jay Rock - "King's Dead" (with Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake) (31.4M)
8. Post Malone - "I Fall Apart" (364.8M)
9. Migos - "Narcos" (31.3M)
10. Schoolboy Q - "X" (with 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar & Saudi) (10.3M)