Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ Is The Second Song In History To Be Streamed 100 Million Times In A Week

Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ Is The Second Song In History To Be Streamed 100 Million Times In A Week

For theย fifth consecutive week, Drake owns the No. 1 position on the Hot 100 with his single โ€œGodโ€™s Plan,โ€ which has been in charge of the important tally ever since itย debuted at the topย a month ago. The track is gaining ground instead of slipping away, and this past tracking week, it enjoyed its biggest frame so far, despite the fact it has already been played hundreds of millions of times by the hip-hop powerhouse’sย many fans.

According toย Billboard, which receives its data about what songs are streamed and purchased the most from Nielsen, Drakeโ€™s โ€œGodโ€™s Planโ€ was streamed an incredible 101.7 million times last week. If that figure sounds massive, thatโ€™s because it is, especially when compared to every other tracking week in history.

โ€œGodโ€™s Planโ€ is now just the second song to be streamed at least 100 million times in the U.S. in a seven day period. Theย Scary Hoursย EP cut comes just behind EDM producer Baauerโ€™s โ€œHarlem Shake,โ€ which once drew 103.1 million streams in a week. Drake has come close to reaching 100 millionย playsย in a week across all streaming platforms before, but he needed something truly special to get him there.

Both โ€œGodโ€™s Planโ€ and โ€œHarlem Shakeโ€ have viral videos to thank for their streaming success, though the two took different paths in reaching the 100 million-stream milestone. Baauerโ€™s sole hit single โ€œHarlem Shakeโ€ was used in hundreds of funny videos featuring groups of people dancing earlier this decade, and the song bolted to No. 1 thanks to a combination of previously unknown virality (when it comes to a piece of music being used by millions) and a change inย Billboardโ€™sย charting methodology that included YouTube plays for the first time.

Drake recently releasedย the proper music videoย for his single, and the internet responded by playing it over and over. The clip begins by explaining to the audience that the rapper and his team were given almost $1 million for the visual treatment, and then it goes on toย follow the star as he gives that sum awayย to many people who could use it. Drakeย donatesย oversized checks to schools and womenโ€™s shelters, dances with students and even hands stacks of cash to families who are clearly fans of the musician.

In addition to helping those who received the funds, the many scenes of charity also benefitted Drake, as people couldnโ€™t stop watching and sharing, and that helped push โ€œGodโ€™s Planโ€ to previously unknown heights. As millions of people find their way to streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and others, there will surely be other smash hits that make it to 100 million streams in a week, but the first few to do so will be remembered as pioneers and important tracks.

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