French Montana reacts to becoming most streamed African-born artist in history

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French Montana is in a positive frame of mind and promptly communicated this on social media after this week saw him become the most streamed musician of African heritage in history.

On February 20, the Bronx native posted the details to Instagram. One of the photos French included with his piece was the list of songs that the Recording Industry Association of America designated as gold or multi-platinum.

The spokesperson for French Montana revealed to HipHopDX that over the weekend, the rapper became the most streamed artist of African descent.

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His breakthrough song “Unforgettable,” which featured Swae Lee, received a diamond certification last year and amassed over three billion streams globally as a result, helping him reach the milestone. French became the first artist of African descent to receive the honour thanks to the diamond certification.

French Montana is a Moroccan-American rapper born and raised in Morocco. He emigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13. He is the founder of Coke Boys Records and its predecessor Cocaine City Records.

After years of independent material, he signed a joint-venture record deal with Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Records and Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group in 2012.


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