Drake, the chart-topping Canadian artist, continues to dominate the music scene, concluding 2023 as Spotify’s most-streamed rap artist of the year. The streaming platform revealed that Drake’s extensive discography amassed a staggering 17.6 billion streams throughout the year. This remarkable achievement positions him among the top artists globally, with only Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and Bad Bunny surpassing his Spotify streaming numbers in 2023.
To kick off 2024, Drake took to social media to share his first thoughts for the new year. In a peculiar Instagram post, the rapper captioned, “First thought for 2024: I’m not your emotional support dog.” The caption alludes to his recent album, “For All The Dogs,” which incorporates canine imagery in its lyrics. The post itself features a surreal collage of seemingly unrelated pictures.
Following the release of “For All The Dogs,” Drake initially announced a hiatus from new music, signaling a break from his consistent yearly project releases dating back to 2019. However, before fully embarking on his hiatus, he surprised fans with an extended version of the album, featuring “Scary Hours 3,” a six-track EP of fresh material.
In December, Drake unveiled a music video for the EP’s closing track and breakout hit, “You Broke My Heart.” The song stands out with notable lyrical callouts and references. However, the video sparked controversy due to a cameo appearance by country singer Morgan Wallen, known for his controversial remarks.
As fans continue to engage with Drake’s eccentric Instagram post, share your thoughts on this unexpected twist and whether you’re surprised by his ongoing Spotify dominance in the comment section below.