J. Balvin supplants Drake as most streamed Spotify artist
Spotify announced that J. Balvin assumed the status of the platform’s most frequently streamed artist on June 25, a feat partly engendered by the release of Balvin’s fifth studio album, Vibras.
“All I can say is thank you, thank you,” Balvin said, “I’m so grateful and proud to be the most heard artist in the world on Spotify. It’s bigger than J. Balvin, it’s the movement and it’s in Spanish. We are proving that Latinos have the power to connect with an audience on a global level without having to leave our identity behind. This is an achievement for the entire Latino community. I’m so grateful to Spotify for the enormous support to the reggaeton movement.”
Only time will tell if Drake will reclaim the title pending the release of his next album, Scorpion, due out on June 29.
H/T: The Fader