Drake‘s new album, Scorpion has shattered single-day streaming records on both Apple Music and Spotify with the rapper’s new double album on pace for the most streamed week in chart history.
According to reports in the Associated Press, Scorpion easily crushed Apple Music’s single-day streaming record – previously held by Drake’s own More Life – with 170 million streams worldwide in its first 24 hours of release. Previously, More Life accumulated 89.9 million streams on the service upon its release in March 2017. Scorpion became the No. 1 album on the Apple Music charts in 92 countries almost instantly upon release,
On Spotify, Scorpion‘s tracks have chalked up over 132 million streams in its first 24 hours, and all 25 Scorpion tracks appear among the first 41 spots on Spotify’s worldwide Top 200 chart; Side A opener ‘Non-Stop’ drew 9.2 million streams alone.
Factoring in other music services and it seems Scorpion is well on its way toward beating the record for most streams in one week, which Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys recorded earlier this year when that album opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 thanks in part to 431 streams.
Thanks to Scorpion‘s oversized track list, the double album – A Side is dedicated to hip-hop while B Side focuses on R&B – could hit a billion streams in its first week of release, according to reports in Verge. As soon as Friday afternoon (29 June), the day Scorpion was released, the RIAA announced that Drake has become its top certified digital singles artist, with 142 million to date — a number that’s sure to grow in the coming days.
The superstar rapper celebrated the release of Scorpion with his posse in Miami, Florida. The singer arrived Friday night at club E11EVEN Miami with a crew of more than 50 including rapper PartyNextDoor and hip-hop producer Murda Beatz. A spokesperson for the club said the DJ jumped into the booth and played songs from Scorpion.
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