Metro Boomin Made History With Six Billion-Stream Albums

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Metro Boomin, the acclaimed hip-hop producer and DJ, has achieved a remarkable feat: he has become the first producer ever to have six albums reach over one billion streams on Spotify. This milestone reflects his immense popularity and influence in the music industry, as well as his consistent output of high-quality and innovative projects.

Metro Boomin, whose real name is Leland Tyler Wayne, was born on September 16, 1993, in St. Louis, Missouri. He started making beats at the age of 13, using the software FruityLoops, and soon developed a passion for hip-hop production. He began commuting to Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked with local artists such as Future, Young Thug, and Gucci Mane. He dropped out of college after one semester to pursue music full-time.

Metro Boomin rose to fame after producing the hit song "Tuesday" by iLoveMakonnen and Drake in 2014, which reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He then produced several other successful singles, such as "Jumpman" by Drake and Future, "Low Life" by Future and The Weeknd, "Bad and Boujee" by Migos, and "Congratulations" by Post Malone.

Metro Boomin also released several collaborative albums with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, such as Savage Mode (2016) and Savage Mode II (2020) with 21 Savage, DropTopWop (2017) with Gucci Mane, Perfect Timing (2017) with Nav, Double or Nothing (2017) with Big Sean, and Without Warning (2017) with 21 Savage and Offset. All of these albums received critical acclaim and commercial success, and have surpassed one billion streams on Spotify.

Metro Boomin's solo albums, Not All Heroes Wear Capes (2018) and Heroes & Villains (2022), also achieved the same feat, making him the first producer to have six billion-stream albums on Spotify. His solo albums featured guest appearances from Travis Scott, Kanye West, The Weeknd, 21 Savage, Future, and many more. His most recent single, "Creepin" with The Weeknd and 21 Savage, reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming his highest-charting song.

Metro Boomin is not only a producer, but also a record executive and a DJ. He founded his own label, Boominati Worldwide, in 2017, and has signed artists such as 21 Savage, Gunna, and Lil Durk. He also performed at several festivals and events, such as Coachella, Rolling Loud, and Red Bull Symphonic, where he showcased his skills and creativity.

Metro Boomin is widely regarded as one of the best and most influential producers of his generation, and his achievements prove his impact and legacy in the music industry. He has been honored with several awards and recognitions, such as the Producer of the Year award from Variety in 2023, and four Grammy nominations in 2023. He has also been praised by his peers and fans, who admire his work ethic, versatility, and vision.