Spotify announced on Monday that J Balvin has officially replaced Drake as the most streamed artist worldwide on the music platform. The 33-year-old overtook Drake when his monthly listens surpassed the 48 million mark.
J Balvin, therefore, has been a big reason for the increase in popularity of Latin music. Spotify reported that latin music increased 110 percent in 2017, with Balvin’s single “Mi Gente” becoming the first song sung completely in Spanish to make it to the top of the Spotify Global Top 50 Chart last summer.
In a video posted to his Instagram account, which you can check out below, Balvin said thank you to his fans and that “the world is for those that dream big.”
Artista más escuchado en el mundo en @spotify posición #1 que celebro con todos mis latinos y los soñadores. Gracias Gracias Gracias 🙏 #spotify #global #latino
In other news, Tyler, the Creator has shared a new track called “Gelato.” Listen to it here.