Martin Garrix: "In The Name Of Love" has surpassed 1 billion streams


January 07, 2021

Martin Garrix is ​​the first Dutch artist to collect 1 billion streams with a song on Spotify.

As of today, Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha can officially call themselves members of the "1 Billion streams" club on Spotify, as their song "In The Name Of Love" has surpassed the astronomical number of one billion in streams.

Martin Garrix is ​​the first Dutch artist to achieve this milestone with a song. But the achievement also applies to Bebe Rexha, as this is the first time she has reached 1 billion streams.

The list of songs that have surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify is not very long. It currently includes around 100 songs by artists such as Ed Sheeran, Drake, Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.

Wilbert Mutsaers, Head of Music at Spotify Benelux, said: "It 's really fantastic that Martin Garrix surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify with one song and became the first Dutch artist to do so. "In The Name of Love" with the participation of Bebe Rexha is now an all time classic! ".

"In The Name of Love" was officially released on July 29, 2016, at the end of Martin Garrix's first closing set at the "Tomorrowland" festival. With the participation of the American singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, the song was launched directly at the top of the charts.

At just 20 years old, Martin Garrix became the first Dutch artist to appear on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" when he visited the show to present "In The Name of Love" live.

Martin Garrix, meanwhile, has not stopped evolving since then, releasing one hit after another, including "Scared To Be Lonely" with Dua Lipa, "Summer Days" with Macklemore and Patrick Stump and "Ocean With Khalid.

1 billion streams is just the beginning for 2021, as the artist prepares many new things for his audience.

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