Metro Boomin album passes ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ on Spotify
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Metro Boomin album passes 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin' on Spotify

St Louis producer Metro Boomin has broken a new personal record as his 2022 album Heroes & Villains surpasses 50 Cent’s 2003 debut project Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. The producer’s project has now accrued 4,379,300,317 streams on Spotify. 

Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ currently has 4,367,041,925 streams, and the news Metro Boomin had knocked it off its spot was announced by the streaming statistics company Chart Masters on Twitter/X. 

Although it is a personal record for the St Louis beatmaker (real name Leland Wayne), he still has yet to surpass many bodies of work. Dr Dre’s 1999 sophomore project, 2001, is currently approaching 4.4billion streams.

However, Wayne has achieved a fantastic feat and has overtaken Drake’s Nothing Was The Same and Kanye West’s iconic 2010 body of work, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Although Wayne has skipped past Drake in one capacity, the Canadian still has many hit albums that sit above him, including Scorpion, Views and More Life. The same can be said for Kanye, whose Graduation and The Life of Pablo LPs still reign supreme amongst the most streamed projects ever.

Metro Boomin isn’t the only figure who makes money off his exceptional production. Last month, EPMD emcee Erick Sermon revealed he makes almost $750,000 from Wayne annually. 21 savage and The Weeknd’s hit ‘Creepin’ also generate a lot of cash flow for the artist.

Erick Sermon hasn’t worked with Wayne in any capacity. However, Metro sampled the 2004 Mario hit ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’ for a song with the Weeknd, which contains instrumentation from EPMD’s ‘You’re a Customer,’ meaning Sermon receives significant royalties.