Drake Is The first Artist To Reach 75 billion Spotify streams, Calls For Artist Achievement Bonus Payments - WhatsOnRap

After Reaching 75 Billion Streams on Spotify, Drake Proposes That Artists ‘Should Get Bonuses’

Drake has asked Spotify to pay musicians in the form of bonuses rather than plaques as a reward for completing milestones on the music platform.

On Wednesday (Feb. 1), the "Way 2 Sexy" hitmaker shared a snapshot from his social media account revealing that he had become the first artist in history to achieve 75 billion Spotify streams. "We should earn bonuses like sports to push the next generation of musicians to be consistent and competitive," Drake stated on Instagram. "So feel free to send me a LeBron-sized [check]. @spotify, I have enough dinner plates."

According to Bleacher Report, NBA superstar LeBron James will earn around $45 million from the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2022-2023 season. He became a millionaire last year as a result of his off-court partnerships with Nike and Pepsi.

Drake's smash track "One Dance" has become the first song to reach 1 billion Spotify streams in 2016. In the same year, the Toronto native was their most streamed male artist. In 2017, he broke another milestone with the app, becoming the first artist to receive 10 billion streams. In 2021, Spotify confirmed that he had over 50 billion streams on the platform, re-establishing him as the most streamed artist.

However, according Business Insider, Spotify typically pays between $.003 and $.005 per stream, implying that an artist would need to get around 250 streams to earn a dollar. Furthermore, the amount you'll be paid every stream is determined on your distribution contract and listener base.