Shazam Declares Drake as Most Searched Artist in Platform’s History

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Shazam Declares Drake as Most Searched Artist in Platform’s History

Shazam Declares Drake as Most Searched Artist in Platform’s History

Shazam Declares Drake as Most Searched Artist in Platform’s History: Shazam has turned 20 years old today and to celebrate, Apple has released some key stats across its platform.

Turns out and to no surprise, Canadian rapper Drake is the most searched artist in the world with a whopping 350 million Shazams. His most popular song on Shazam is ‘One Dance’ which has been searched for 17 million times.

Shazam first launched its service with a text tool in August of 2002 in the UK where users could identify songs by dialing “2580” on their phone and holding it up as a song played. They were then sent an SMS message telling them the song title and the name of the artist.

Apple acquired Shazam in September 2018.

The most Shazamed song of all time goes to Australian singer Tones And I for 2019’s ‘Dance Monkey’ which has collected over 41 million Shazams. The first artist to hit both 1 million and 10 million Shazams is Lil Wayne. David Guetta is the first act to hit the 100 million mark.

Check out some key facts released by Apple below.

Notable Firsts

  • First-ever Shazamed song: “Jeepster” by T. Rex (April 19, 2002)1
  • First Shazamed song on the iOS app: “How Am I Different” by Aimee Mann (July 10, 2008)
  • First track to reach 1,000 Shazams: Cleanin’ Out My Closet” by Eminem (September 2002)
  • First track to reach one million Shazams: “TiK ToK” by Ke$ha (February 2010)
  • First artist to hit 1 million Shazams: Lil Wayne (February 2009)
  • First artist to hit 10 million Shazams: Lil Wayne (June 2011)
  • First artist to hit 100 million Shazams: David Guetta (May 2015)

Fastest Tracks to Accumulate Shazams

  • Fastest track to reach 1 million Shazams: “Butter” by BTS (nine days)
  • Fastest track to reach 10 million Shazams: “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran (87 days)
  • Fastest track to reach 20 million Shazams: Dance Monkey” by Tones And I (219 days)

Most Shazamed of All Time

  • Drake is the most Shazamed artist of all time with over 350 million Shazams across songs the artist has led or featured on. “One Dance” is Drake’s most popular track at over 17 million Shazams.
  • “Dance Monkey” by Tones And I is the most Shazamed song ever with over 41 million Shazams.
  • “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley was the most Shazamed song using the “2580” text service.

Top Shazamed Songs by Genre

  • Top Dance: “Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)” by Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz

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