Beyonce is still breaking records – even on her hiatus.
Music’s reigning queen has the world salivating for new music, but her catalogue continues to make major gains.
Case in point ‘4,’ which has just hit a huge milestone.
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The 2011 set, which spurned singles such as ‘Run The World (Girls)’ and ‘Love On Top,’ has hit 1 BILLION total streams on Spotify (the market leader).
In achieving the feat, the diva also bags another history making win. Because she now serves as the first female to have three separate albums hit a billion streams on the platform. The preceding LP’s are 2013’s ‘Beyonce’ and 2008’s ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce.’
This is notable on a number of fronts.
Indeed, many will recall the shaky circumstances ‘4’ arrived under – the most significant being a change in management (firing her father) just weeks before its release, an online leak, and an underperforming lead single that was attributable to the two points prior.
Still, Bey worked the era (pregnant and all) and delivered music and moments that are timeless.
‘4,’ for yours truly, remains Bey’s best body of work, hence it’s awesome to see it receiving its due. Moral of the story is that while wins may not materialize immediately, they can (and often do) in the long run. As has been the case here.