Drake Breaks Spotify Record For Most Single Day Album Streams With ‘Certified Lover Boy’

The record was previously held by Drake’s 2018 album ‘Scorpion.’

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Drake - Photo: Courtesy of Republic Records
Photo: Courtesy of Republic Records

Drake’s sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy has officially broken the Spotify record for most streamed album in a single day. The project, released September 3, finds Drake displacing himself as the record holder. The rapper previously achieved the most streamed album in a single day record with his 2018 album Scorpion which racked up 132 million streams in its first day on the platform.

Alongside the album’s release on Friday, Drake shared the music video for his Certified Lover Boy collaboration with Future and Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy.” The visual, which finds all three of the rappers tapping into their acting skills and portraying different characters, has reached nearly 9 million streams since its release.

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For Certified Lover Boy’s official Apple Music bio, Drake described the album as “a combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heart-breaking.” The bio also included a dedication of the album to the late Nadia Ntuli and Mercedes Morr.

Drake produced Certified Lover Boy himself alongside Noah “40” Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib and Noel Cadastre. The project marks the rapper’s first official album release since Scorpion dominated in 2018 with singles like “Nice For What” and “In My Feelings.” In the interim, Drake did release two mixtapes, Care Package and Dark Lane Demo Tapes, in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

Certified Lover Boy features the most collaborations on a Drake project since 2018’s More Life. The album finds him teaming up with a major selection of artists including Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Giveon, Jay-Z, Travis Scott, Yebba, 21 Savage, Project Pat, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Tems and Kid Cudi. There is also an uncredited contribution from Nicki Minaj on album cut “Papi’s Home.”

Drake has long been a leading music figure in the era of streaming, with every project he releases molding to the format seamlessly. Over a decade into his career with six albums now under his belt, the rapper is still finding ways to create intriguing projects that dominate streaming records.

Stream or buy Certified Lover Boy.

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