Drake Crowned Shazam King As Most Shazamed Artist

Drake has already established himself as the king of many online streaming services, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and others. He’s now including the title of king of a well-known song recognition app in his almost endless list of achievements.

The 6 God, who has either lead or been featured on songs, has received over 350 million Shazams, making him the most Shazamed artist of all time, according to Apple. With over 17 million Shazams, his 2016 single “One Dance” is his most Shazamed song from his outstanding discography.

There are two Shazam albums, though, that Drake doesn’t possess. His Young Money mentor Lil Wayne, who accomplished the accomplishments in 2009 and 2011, was the first artist to crack over one million and ten million Shazams.

Drake is also not the owner of the record for the most Shazamed Hip Hop song ever.
It’s from the 2012 song “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, which also features Ray Dalton.

Shazam was first introduced in the UK in August 2012 as a text messaging service that let users identify music by texting 2580 and letting a sample of the song play. Shazam would then follow up with a text message including the name of the artist and the title of the song.

Drake has dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart in addition to other streaming services. With “One Dance,” Drake achieved his first No. 1 song, and since then, he has consistently peaked in the Top 5, making him the most prolific hitmaker in chart history.

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