DJ Snake by the Numbers: Dominating Charts & Going Platinum
Some artists are loud in sharing their journey while others move in silence. The latter would apply to DJ Snake, a certified hitmaker who has let his platinum records do the talking.
The French producer seems to always be laser-focused on his mission, which, as he says in his Billboard cover story, is to "show the kids in every ghetto in the world that we can make some hot shit. We can change the world."
Record by record, he has been doing just that. He has had six singles certified platinum by the RIAA, including "Let Me Love You" with Justin Bieber, "Lean On" with Major Lazer and MØ, and "Turn Down for What" with Lil Jon, which earned over 5 million units.
All three landed in the Billboard Hot 100 top five, each peaking at No. 4 on the coveted chart. He's also had an impressive 20 songs make their way onto the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, two of which went No. 1.
On the streaming front, it has become routine for Snake's YouTube videos to surpass the 100 million mark. He's had nine videos eclipse the mark so far and his new single, "Magenta Riddim" -- currently at 96 million streams -- is set to join the club with ease.
His Spotify presence is no different, with his total stream count comfortably in the billions. His "Lean On" collab has already passed the 1 billion mark and "Let Me Love You" (976 million streams) is about to do the same.
While DJ Snake's streams, platinum records and chart-toppers are all impressive, his success in comparison to other dance titans is what solidifies his imprint on the scene.
DJ Snake's three Hot 100 top five hits as a main artist trump Calvin Harris' one ("This Is What You Came For" featuring Rihanna) and Zedd's one ("The Middle" with Maren Morris and Grey). While The Chainsmokers have five records that landed in the top 10, only three rocketed into the top five, bringing them and Snake to a tie in that elite department.
Note: All statistics above have been recorded and published as of Aug. 9, 2018.