NBA YoungBoy has proven his prowess on YouTube yet again, as he becomes the second-most streamed artist of the year in the United States and the most streamed hip-hop artist. The YouTube charts show that the Baton Rouge native was only surpassed by Mexican singer Peso Pluma in overall streaming. Considering YoungBoy beat out artists like Drake, Bad Bunny, and even Taylor Swift, this is an impressive feat.
YoungBoy’s popularity with music lovers is evident, as he and Drake have been leading the streaming game for some time. In 2023, YoungBoy became the youngest artist to have 100 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This is a testament to his talent and the dedication of his fans. Speaking of Drake, Chart Data reported that the Canadian superstar was “the #1 most streamed rapper on Spotify in 2023, with over 17.6 billion streams.” This is an incredible achievement, showing that Drake remains a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Notably, Taylor Swift broke the record for the most streams in a single year on the platform, a testament to her enduring popularity.
Finally, Our Generation Music shared that Metro Boomin’s Heroes & Villains was “the most streamed rap album of 2023 with 3.3 billion streams on Spotify,” making it “the only rap album to reach over 3B streams this year.” This remarkable achievement shows that Metro Boomin is at the top of his game. With artists like YoungBoy, Drake, Taylor Swift, and Metro Boomin generating such monumental numbers, it’s clear that they are still ruling the game. Their talent and popularity are undeniable, and they will continue making waves in the music industry for years.
— chart data (@chartdata) December 31, 2023