Following the continued success of his latest album, Heroes and Villains, producer Metro Boomin has just broken a Spotify record.
Per a post from Rap TV, Metro became the first non-rapping hip-hop producer to surpass 50 million monthly listeners on the platform. Chart Data states Heroes and Villains currently sits at No. 5 on this week’s Billboard 200 with another 53,000 units, demonstrating that the album is still finding great success well over a month since it was released.
Arriving on December 2nd, 2022, the producer’s second album earned 185,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, sending it straight to No.1 as it debuted on the Billboard 200. Notably, the record features many prominent names, including Future, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd and more.
Heroes and Villains is the third consecutive No. 1 album Metro Boomin’ has had on the Billboard 200. His 2018 debut album, Not All Heroes Wear Capes, opened with around 99,000 album-equivalent units, and his 2020 collaboration with 21 Savage, Savage Mode II, also went straight to the top of the Billboard 200.
Drake also worked on Heroes and Villains, with his verse on ‘Trance’, alongside Travis Scott and Young Thug leaked earlier this month. However, in a recent appearance on DJ Drama’s Streetz Is Watchin Radio Metro explained why Drizzy was left off the final product.
“Really, it was a song I had did with Travis and Thug, originally for my album,” Metro said. “I was in the studio with Drake one time because we were gonna do some stuff for my album. He just wanted to hear some songs from my album, and then he heard that one.
“He really wanted to get on it but I was letting him know that it was really just done for real. I was really just set on how it was. I was like, ‘Bro, I ain’t trying to sell you no dream. I’m locked in where it was.’ He had hit me and was just like, ‘Let me see if there’s anything you could add to it.’ He was like, ‘If you don’t like it, then whatever.'”
He continued: “He did some stuff, a couple parts was cool but like I just felt like just even with like Slime verse and Trav verse and the outro, it wasn’t just no room. It wasn’t nothing personal… I just ended up using the original and I guess the other one just leaked or something.”