Drake is having an incredible run of success in the music industry. His 2018 hit single “God’s Plan” has officially become his biggest-selling song to date, earning 15X platinum status from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The single, which was released as part of Drake’s fifth studio album Scorpion, has been a major success for the Canadian rapper. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and has since been streamed over 1.5 billion times. The song has also earned Drake a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song.
The 15X platinum certification is the highest level of certification that the RIAA awards, and it means that the single has sold or streamed over 15 million copies. This puts Drake in a very exclusive club, as only four other songs have achieved this level of certification.
The other songs to reach 15X platinum status are Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”, Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”, Post Malone’s “Rockstar”, and The Chainsmokers’ “Closer”.
Drake’s success with “God’s Plan” looks set to continue, as he is on course to break the record for the highest-certified RIAA song. The current record is held by Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”, which is certified 16X platinum.
The success of “God’s Plan” is a testament to Drake’s popularity and his ability to create chart-topping hits. It is also a reminder of the power of streaming, as the single has been streamed over 1.5 billion times.
With Drake’s record-breaking streak continuing, it is likely that he will break the record for the highest-certified RIAA song in the near future. Until then, “God’s Plan” will remain Drake’s biggest-selling hit.
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