The 30-page report notes that trap and mumble rap continue as “the preferred musical style at a high margin” over the second favorite, Contemporary Rhythmic Pop, thanks in part to popular songs from acts such as Post Malone, Lil Nas X, and DaBaby. Other leading styles this year include Contemporary Pop Power Ballad, Pop Reggaeton, and Urban Contemporary.
His fifth album, Scorpion, has crossed the 1B mark in total streams, according to a press release from Drake's record label Republic Records.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has released its annual statistical analysis of the recorded music market worldwide, bullishly noting that 2017 marked the third consecutive year of growth for the pre-recorded music market following 15 years of revenue decline.
This is the first time since 1999 that US music revenues grew materially for two years in a row, while gaps in core rights continue to distort the marketplace and deprive recording artists and songwriters of the royalties they deserve.