Drake has made history with his new album, Scorpion. The superstar Canadian rapper’s new double-disc set has become the first album to be streamed over 1 billion times in a week, across multiple platforms. It has also crushed the all-time US one-week streaming record in under three days.
Additionally, Scorpion has emerge as the No.1 release on the Billboard Top 200, marking Drake’s 8th consecutive No. 1 bow on the respective chart. Not only did Scorpion achieve the biggest first week of 2018, but it also achieves the biggest first week since 2017. Drake’s unparalleled RIAA reign also continues. He now has scooped the record for the most RIAA (Recording Industry Of America) certifications of any artist in history with 142 million digital single sales to date.
At the time of writing, Scorpion currently has 7 tracks in the US top 10. ‘Nice for What’ has returned to the top spot on the chart, making it the only song to ever hit No. 1 four different times in the charts history. The other tracks debuting in the top 10 include ‘Nonstop’, ‘God’s Plan’, ‘In My Feelings’, ‘I’m Upset’, ‘Emotionless’ and ‘Don’t Matter To Me’. Drake adds five new Hot 100 Top 10s, upping his career count to 31, passing Michael Jackson for the most among male soloists.
With this Drake also surpasses The Beatles’ 54 year old record for most simultaneous Hot 100 top 10’s and breaks the record for the most simultaneous top 10 debuts.
Last week, Scorpion smashed every Apple Music record, including becoming the No. 1 album on the Apple Music charts in 92 different countries — the fastest-growing album ever on the service. Within the first day of the album’s release, Scorpion recorded 170 million streams worldwide on Apple Music, with nine of the 10 most-streamed songs coming from the album. The count shattered the record for day-one album streams on any streaming service, which Drake previously held with his 2017 mixtape, More Life.
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