Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Album Breaks Single-Day Streaming Record
Drake's new Scorpion album had streaming services working overtime upon its release on Friday (June 29). According to Apple Music, the new LP broke the record for most streams in a single day for any streaming service.
Apple Music announced the feat via an Instagram post on Saturday (June 30), which simply noted: 24 Hours, 170 million streams." The post is captioned, "#Scorpion x Apple Music. The most streams in a single day, on any streaming service."
In comparison, Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys broke Spotify's first-day streaming record with 78.7 million streams in April.
Apple Music wasn't the only streaming service whose trap was going ham thanks to Drake's new album. According to Spotify, Scorpion was bringing in millions of streams per hour on Friday, 10 million to be exact. Spotify confirmed Drake's eye-popping numbers via Twitter, posting a tweet that read: "Drake's new album Scorpion is currently being streamed over 10 million times per hour."
The single, "God's Plan," has already broke Spotify's record for the most streams in a single day with 4,326,679 listens in 24 hours, after its release in January.
As he has been known to do in the past, Drake is surely in line to shatter more records with his new project, an adventurous 25-song offering that features Jay-Z, Michael Jackson, Ty Dolla $ign and Static Major. Production wise, Aubrey taps Boi-1da, DJ Premier, No I.D., !LLMIND, DJ Paul, newcomers Jahaan Sweet, OOGIE MANE and more.
Scorpion will undoubtedly land atop the Billboard 200 chart when the final numbers are released next week.
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