Metro Boomin makes Spotify history as first hip-hop producer with 60 million streams

Ayaan Paul
Ayaan PaulJun 26, 2023 | 13:31

Metro Boomin makes Spotify history as first hip-hop producer with 60 million streams

Leland Tyler Wayne, or more popularly, Metro Boomin, has made history in the music industry after becoming the first non-rapping hip-hop producer to amass over 60 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Among his most recent notable accomplishments has been the release of his latest albums, Heroes & Villains and the soundtrack album for the Sony's summer blockbuster Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. 

Both projects have been highly successful in terms of sales and streaming numbers, showcasing his undeniable talent and appeal.


As Metro Boomin's second studio effort, Heroes & Villains took the music world by storm upon its release on December 2. The album debuted at number one on the prestigious Billboard 200 chart, accumulating approximately 185,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. 

The accomplishment is a testament to the artist's skillful production and his ability to attract an array of A-list collaborators. The project features an impressive lineup of artists, including Future, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, 21 Savage, The Weeknd, and many more.

Furthermore, Metro Boomin's contribution to the soundtrack album for Across the Spider-Verse further solidified his status as a groundbreaking producer.

His work on the album perfectly complemented the film, seamlessly blending narrative elements and diverse musical styles. 

By collaborating with an array of talented artists such as Swae Lee, Lil Wayne, Offset, A$AP Rocky, and others, Metro Boomin created a cohesive project that not only showcased the strengths of each individual artist but also contributed to the overall narrative of the film.


In addition to his record-breaking success on Spotify, Metro Boomin has achieved a prominent position in the global hip-hop landscape. He currently ranks in the top three most listened to hip-hop artists on Spotify, only behind the likes of Drake and Eminem. 

Surpassing renowned artists such as 21 Savage, Kendrick Lamar, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, and Future, Metro Boomin's popularity is a testament to his unique production style and his ability to captivate audiences of all ages.

His latest album collaboration with Young Thug, titled Business Is Business dropped this weekend, marking yet another album production this year.

Metro Boomin's accomplishments in the music industry have undoubtedly made history. Through his exceptional production skills and his ability to curate captivating albums, he has solidified his position as one of the most influential producers of our time. 

As his career continues to flourish, it is evident that Metro Boomin's impact on the music industry will be felt for years to come.

Last updated: June 26, 2023 | 13:31
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