7 Out Of 10 Most Streamed Artists In 2022 So Far Are Rappers

Written by on March 12, 2022

As hip-hop continues to develop right into a extra versatile style, the place any sub-genre can sound utterly completely different than one other, its recognition continues to sprout as effectively. Hip-hop has basically surpassed pop as probably the most listened to and coveted style in the US now, and it seems to be to remain that means for the foreseeable future.

On Thursday (March 10), Chart Knowledge introduced the Prime 10 artists of 2022 based mostly on their streams. Seven of those 10 artists are categorized as rappers, however some occupy utterly completely different lanes of hip-hop than others.

The highest 5 artists on this checklist have all eclipsed the 1 billion streams mark, and we’re not even midway by means of 2022. This high 5 consists of No. 1 Drake, with 1.four billion streams, No. 2 NBA YoungBoy with 1.three billion streams and No. 5 Juice WRLD, who has posthumously recorded 1.1 billion streams in 2022.

All three of those are artists releases solo albums within the second half of 2021, with Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, NBA YoungBoy’s Sincerely, Kentrell and Juice WRLD’s Fighting Demons.

Within the 5-10 spots, Kanye West, who additionally launched within the second half of 2022 with Donda, sits on the No. 6 spot with 840 million streams. Eminem occupies the No. 7 spot with 710 million streams, and Kodak Black and Rod Wave are available at No. eight and No. 9, each hovering round 660 million streams.

These numbers replicate not solely the rising recognition of hip-hop within the nation, however the devoted fanbases these artists have established, notably youthful abilities like NBA YoungBoy, Rod Wave and Kodak Black. 

Do any of those numbers shock you?

Supply: HotNewHipHop

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