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Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha surpass one billion streams on Spotify with ‘In The Name of Love’

Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha surpass one billion streams on Spotify with ‘In The Name of Love’

Garrix is the first Dutch artist to reach this milestone, 

which is also a first for artist Bebe Rexha

Martin Garrix Bebe Rexha In The Name Of Love Spotify 1 billion

As of today, both Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha can officially call themselves part of Spotify’s one Billion streams club, as Garrix’s song ‘In The Name of Love’ featuring Bebe Rexha surpasses the whopping billion streams on the platform. Garrix is the first Dutch artist ever to accomplish this with one song.  The milestone also marks Rexha’s first billion streams marker.

The list of songs with over a billion streams on Spotify isn’t very long. At the moment it includes just over 100 tracks where ‘In The Name Of Love’ will be added to after today. Artists who were already part of the list are Ed Sheeran, Drake, Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande amongst others.

Wilbert Mutsaers (Head of Music, Spotify Benelux): ‘It’s truly amazing that Martin Garrix has surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify with one song as the first Dutch artist ever. His ‘In the Name of Love’ (feat Bebe Rexha) turns out to be an all-time classic!’

‘In The Name of Love’ was officially released on the July 29th 2016, after Garrix ended his very first Tomorrowland closing set with the track. Teaming up with American singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, it immediately shot to the top of the charts. The live performance of ‘In The Name of Love’ at the ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ also marked the first ever performance by a Dutch artist on the show. Garrix had just turned 20 at the time.

Meanwhile Garrix has not been slowing down ever since, releasing one big record after another including ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ with Dua Lipa, ‘Summer Days’ with Macklemore and Patrick Stump and ‘Ocean’ with Khalid. The billion plays accolade is just the start of 2021 for Garrix, who has plenty in store for his fans the coming year.