Did you celebrate Drake’s More Life by streaming his new music? You weren’t alone.
The rapper’s new album, released March 18, broke the record for most streams in a single week in the U.S. with 385 million streams, according to Nielsen.
The album, which also sold 225,000 copies, made its debut at the top of the Billboard albums chart with the equivalent of 505,000 copies.
Drake previously held the record for most album streams in a week with his 2016 album Views, with 245 million streams.
The rapper also set a record for the most streams in a single day on one streaming service, with More Life racking up nearly 90 million streams in its first 24 hours on Apple Music, a record that Ed Sheeran set with Divide‘s 57 million streams on Spotify on March 3, according to The Verge.
While Drake isn’t calling his new 22-song collection an “album,” instead branding the release as a “playlist,” the records still stand.
by Maeve Mcdermott
Courtesy of USAToday
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