Drake is breaking streaming records (again). As noted by Variety, Spotify and Apple Music have confirmed that the rapper's fifth album Scorpion beat the single-day streaming record with the project reaching over 170 million streams inside of 24 hours.
According to Spotify's data, the album’s individual track totaled 132,450,203 streams. The new record surpasses the previous title set by Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys which was streamed globally, 78,744,748 times the first day of its release. Spotify also revealed that people were streaming Scorpion over 10 million times per hour, (which is more than enough Champagne Papi, if you ask us).
Over at Apple, Scorpion became the No. 1 album on the Apple Music charts in 92 countries, with Variety also reporting that "25 songs [from the album] occupy the top 25 spots on Apple Music." (XXXTentacion's "SAD!" was in at 26).
It should come as no surprise that Drake reigns supreme. In 2015, the Canadian artist signed an exclusive deal with Apple Music, which saw regular promotion and endorsement of the artist. Similarly, Drake's music has been featured in numerous official Spotify playlists and more recently, he teamed up with the streaming service for its first-ever global dedicated artist takeover, called “ScorpionSZN,” whereby the rapper takes over multiple playlists on the same day.
If streaming numbers continue at this rate, Scorpion could surpass the 1 billion mark.
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