Welcome to another edition of The Stream Scene, the TGJ original feature built to keep you in the loop with all things streaming.
On the menu today? Spotify updates on tracks launched by Beyonce, Madonna, Elijah Blake and BTS.
Beyoncé put Lemonade out on all streaming platforms because she knew Kate Middleton needed it but didn’t know if she used Spotify or Apple Music.
— Elizabeth Kidd (@libbuh) April 25, 2019
Beyonce’s latest studio album ‘Lemonade’ made its way into the wider world of streaming on April 23rd 2019 and is already one of the year’s highest-streamed releases thanks to the numbers it has been amassing daily.
This week, its single ‘Formation‘ flew past the 22 million mark as ‘Hold Up’ arrived at the 20 million arena much to the delight of its co-writers Emile Haynie, MNEK, Diplo and Karen Orzolek.
The Pop empress has now amassed 27 million monthly listeners on the platform as a solo artist and a further 10 million by way of her work in the group Destiny’s Child.
Destiny’s Child’s ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ has now sold over 1 million units in the UK.
— chart data (@chartdata) June 14, 2019
Beyonce isn’t the only icon making moves.
Madonna’s new album ‘Madam X’ has reignited interest in her earlier material on the platform as the brand new set gears up to own the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week.
As ‘Medellin’ hits the 24 million point a number of her tunes have made notable gains.
Here are a few:
‘Material Girl’ – 90 million.
‘Hung Up’ – 75 million.
‘Vogue’ – 70 million.
‘4 Minutes’ – 89 million.
All of this as the visual for her single ‘Bad Girl’ sees its video reach the 4 million mark on YouTube.
Elsewhere, Elijah Blake also sees his number reach higher ground.
As summer heats up his single ‘I Just Wanna‘ enjoys a popularity boost and has now been streamed 48 million times as its parent album ‘Shadows & Diamonds‘ sees its total streams lock lips with the 80 million figure across all platforms.
His monthly listener count? 531,000.
Last, but certainly not least is the Korean supergroup BTS.
This morning the band’s jam ‘Boy With Luv’ hit 180 million streams, lifted its parent album ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’ to astronomical heights on the streaming service as a result as and place $720,000 in the pockets of its writers and their respective publishers.
For, their release ‘Fake Love‘ has now earned $2.8 million from Spotify as ‘Idol’ sings to the merry tune of $400,000!
bts stay unbothered, rich, talented, and successful
— j/ ᶦ ˡᵒᵛᵉ ʲᵘⁿᵍᵏᵒᵒᵏ’ˢ ⁿᵒˢᵉ (@otsevn) June 19, 2019
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