Revisiting Kanye West and Jay Z’s Iconic Album, as ‘Watch The Throne’ Becomes the Most Streamed Collab on Spotify

Published 06/27/2023, 5:30 PM EDT

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When two hip-hop legends join forces, they are certain to produce something monumental! Well, such is the legacy of Kanye ‘Ye’ West and Jay Z. The influential figures of the rap industry had a longstanding friendship and have worked together on various projects. However, it was only in 2011 that their masterpiece, collaborative album ‘Watch the Throne’ took the music world by storm and solidified their status as artistic visionaries and innovators.

The album’s conception began in 2010 when the two artists embarked on a series of recording sessions in various locations, including Paris and New York. The combination of their creative energies, distinctive styles, and lyrical prowess laid the foundation for an album that would transcend expectations. So much so that even after a decade and two years later, it rules the hearts of pop enthusiasts.


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And the testament lies in the fact that it recently became the most streamed collaborative album ever on Spotify. It has a total of whopping 2.4 billion streams on the music streaming service, taking over the earlier album, ‘Drip Hard’.


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And as soon as the entertainment page, Hip Hop All Day spread the word, fans have become jumpy as puppets. “When we die, the money we can’t keep/But we probably spend it all ’cause the pain ain’t cheap.” They not only praise such carefully curated lyrics but the grandiosity of its production as well.

Fans congratulate Kanye West and Jay Z for their album’s success

While some fans state that a few songs such as ‘Paris’ and ‘Otis’ are carrying the entire album, others state that it is the influence of “two goats” that resulted in such tremendous success of their creation.

One fan state that it is “one of the best albums.”

Furthermore, another fan shows their excitement by stating that is a “new life” for them.

Others congratulated them by stating it is a massive win, and exclaiming, “what a banger.” Meanwhile, some also honor the album by calling it “legendary,” “classic,” “goat album,” and more.

Others confess that they stream ‘Niggas in Paris,’ and ‘Otis’ every day.


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While another fan excitedly wrote, “Throw your diamonds in the air.”


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Seems like ‘Watch the Throne’ has certainly left a shining mark on the entire music industry.

Which song from the album do you stream the most? Do let us know in the comments below.



Prithvi Shah

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Prithvi Shah is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie and has contributed over 650 articles. Having an English major, she has built expertise in journalistic writing, story writing, and reviewing. In her stint of over a year at NJ, Prithvi has developed a good understanding of putting forward a balanced and unbiased perspective without hurting the sentiments of millions of fans and readers across the globe.