Beyoncé’s Third Album Hits One Billion Streams; Breaks Spotify Record
American singer and diva, Beyoncé continues to break records and prove to the world that she is indeed the queen Bey. Beyonce is the first woman to have three albums surpass one billion Spotify streams.
The singer’s 2011 album 4 has now hit the one billion mark on the streaming service, seven years after its release.
On Monday, Beyonce’s critically acclaimed studio album 4 joined I Am… Sasha Fierce and Beyonce as one of the singer’s three albums to have a collected a billion streams each on the service.
The 36-year-old, who is the only musician to have had their first six albums debut at Number 1 in the U.S. charts, is now the first woman to have three of her albums surpass one billion Spotify streams.
According to stats, 4’s most popular tracks include “Run the World (Girls)” and “Love On Top” which together accounts for a huge 400 million streams.
The singer’s achievement is even more impressive as she is a part-owner of husband Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service, which is where her 2016 album Lemonade, which has yet to be added to Spotify, was released first.
She withheld Beyonce from the streaming site, where she has over 31 million monthly listeners, for almost a year.
Tidal has a 42 million song catalog and is available in 52 countries, but is currently much less widely used than services from Spotify and Apple.
In 2016, the singer was the highest-paid musician in the world, earning $62.5 million.
Only $1.9 million of her income came from streaming, the majority was earned via her Formation World Tour.