French Montana Reacts to Being Named Most Streamed African-Born Artist

French Montana told fans he's now looking ahead to what's next in his career, including an upcoming documentary executive produced by Drake.

French Montana is seen at a Playboy event

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French Montana is seen at a Playboy event

French Montana is setting a goal to “make more history” after being called the “most streamed African-born artist.”

In an Instagram update shared on Monday, French—who was born and raised in Morocco—thanked fans while teasing that his previously reported documentary was indeed on the horizon.

“That lil immigrant boy had faith!” French said, as seen below. “Thank you to all my fans love y’all ( DOCUMENTARY COMING SOON )….. let’s make more history … a GOAL without a plan is a wish.”

Among those who congratulated French were his brother, Ayoub, and Busta Rhymes.

French’s comments follow a social media post from @AuxGod_ in which he was called the “most streamed African-born artist in history.” The post, shown below, also included a rundown of 30 French tracks and features, chief among them (in terms of streams and sales) the Swae Lee collaboration “Unforgettable.”

It wasn’t immediately clear what sort of stats were being cited at the time, i.e. whether the most-streamed distinction included data from all platforms or was more specific. The rundown of tracks was also listed alongside platinum and gold certifications. While the blockbuster “Unforgettable” is listed at 11-times platinum, the RIAA currently lists the song as diamond-certified, which equates to 10 million.

Twitter post showing french montana streaming feat

“Unforgettable” achieved its diamond status back in August. Notably, this isn’t the only platinum certification to French’s name. His Excuse My French album also received an official RIAA distinction last year. Other French titles to have hit platinum status or higher include Jungle Rules, “Ain’t Worried About Nothin,” “Pop That,” and more.

Shortly after French’s celebratory remarks were shared to IG, a rep shared a separate statement. In it, the rep also said French was now officially the “most streamed African-born artist in history” while pointing to “Unforgettable” alone having amassed three billion streams globally.

As for the documentary, French previously let fans know that it would be executive produced by Drake. A release date has not been set.

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