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Drake has the most certified digital singles in history

148 million as a lead artist, and over 200 million total.

June 29, 2018
Drake has the most certified digital singles in history Drake performs on stage in Atlanta. July 22, 2016.   Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Atlantic Records

As Drake dropped his new album Scorpion, ChartData revealed the rapper hit another milestone: he is officially the "RIAA's highest certified digital singles artist" with 148 million units moved as a lead artist. That number gets bigger when you include all formats for albums, singles, and features, ballooning to 200 million.

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These numbers are all but guaranteed to get bigger as Scorpion's opening weekend progresses, since Drake's projects have a tendency to break records: His 2017 project More Life was streamed 90 million times in 24 hours, and the Scorpion single "God's Plan" broke Spotify's record for most single day streams (4,326,679). He was the platform's most streamed artist in 2016.

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