Beyoncé Becomes First Female Artist to Have Three Albums Surpass One Billion Streams on Spotify
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Queen Bey, does it again! This time, the most Grammy-nominated woman ever, breaks records by becoming the first woman to have three of her albums all surpass one billion streams on Spotify.
We’re only a bit over a month into 2018 and almost two years since the release of her latest album, Lemonade–and Beyoncé is already breaking music records. The album that put the 36-year-old singer-songwriter on top is her fourth studio album, 4. The 2011 album trails behind her 2008’s I Am… Sasha Fierce and her 2013 self-titled album BEYONCÉ.
The most admirable detail to notice is how the pop icon managed to break records while the streaming service is missing her complete discography. Beyoncé’s most recent album, Lemonade, is missing from Spotify as she has decided to remain loyal to her husband’s streaming service, TIDAL. The sixth studio album has remained only available to stream on TIDAL since its 2015 launch. Also, Lemonade became iTunes’ fastest-selling album ever with its surprise release, and according to Billboard, it was 2016’s highest-selling album of the year with 2.5 million copies sold. Not to mention, Lemonade also marked Bey’s sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and set a new record for having six No. 1 albums in a row. Now, imagine Lemonade was available on Spotify?
Now, we can expect some more music-breaking records from Queen B as Jay-Z stated they have both been spending a lot of time together in the studio as a form of therapy. “We were using our art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together,” revealed Jay-Z.
Now, I wonder if her joint album with Jay-Z will be released before her Coachella performance. Any thoughts or comments? Make sure to leave them down below in our comments section.