February 11, 2024
Willow Smith First In Star-Studded Family To Achieve A Billion Music Streams
The 2015 track was released simultaneously as the second and final single of her debut album "Ardipithecus."
Willow Smith is the first member of her A-list family to achieve achieve one billion Spotify streams, thanks to her hit song “…Wait a Minute!”
The 2015 track was released simultaneously as the second and final single of her debut album Ardipithecus.
In celebration of his daughter’s accomplishment, Will Smith shared a photo of Willow’s Spotify Artists profile, complete with the 1 billion streams and counting for the song.
“@willowsmith is the first person in the family to have a song with a BILLION streams,” captioned the proud dad. Willow is his only daughter and youngest of three.
Willow commented below her father’s congratulatory post, stating, “love u daddy,” alongside a heart emoji. The 23-year-old is the younger of Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s two kids; her older brother is a fellow musician who goes by his first name, Jaden. Will has another son., Trey, by his first wife.
Willow now belongs to the famed billions club, a part of the cohort of successful artists such as The Weeknd, Drake, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift. Spotify also has a playlist deemed “Billions club” which features the hit songs that have crossed the significant finish line.
However, the honor should not come as a surprise to fans, as music runs in one of Black Hollywood’s most famous families. The patriarch himself got his start as a rapper, receiving the first-ever Grammy for Best Rap Performance in 1989 as part of rap duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. He later performed as a solo artist.
Pinkett-Smith also has a background in the music scene, with her daughter’s alt-rock style potentially stemming from her own experience as lead singer of nu metal band Wicked Wisdom. Jaden, on the other hand, has taken after his father’s footsteps with his dive into rap.
Willow boasts 12.3 million monthly listeners on the app, with her second biggest hit, “Meet Me At Our Spot” with The Anxiety and Tyler Cole, reaching over 500 million streams.
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