The power of "Summer Games" simply can't be denied.
Drake, thanks in part to the album that contains that Postal Service-esque gem of a song, has now become the first artist in post-streaming history to zoom past 50 billion total streams. That figure comes from Republic Records Media. In a statement, Republic touted Drake as "the first artist to surpass 50 billion streams across all global streaming platforms." Additional details on the 50-billion mark, including specifics for each streaming platform, were not cited.
The release of Scorpion has been followed by the inundation of headlines about broken streaming records, so this latest one isn't exactly a shocker. Still, it's hard to deny the staying power of an album—despite somewhat mixed reviews—that's already resulted in a marathon of top 10 hits. Somehow, "Summer Games" isn't yet one of those top 10 hits. Smfh.
The path to continued streaming success is likely to continue for the foreseeable future thanks to Drake's upcoming Aubrey and the Three Amigos Tour. The tour, originally set to kick off July 26, will now begin this Friday in Kansas City, Missouri following some production-related delays. "In order to deliver the high standard tour experience our fans expect and deserve, we have made the necessary decision to slightly adjust the beginning of the Aubrey and the Three Amigos tour schedule," a Drake rep announced last month.
The tour also features Migos and includes multiple stops in art's favorite towns like Los Angeles and Atlanta, giving me and everyone else plenty of chances to get publicly obliterated to "Summer Games" and "Higher We Go (Intro)."