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Drake's album 'Scorpion' smashes streaming records

Drake's new album, Scorpion, has obliterated first-day streaming records on Spotify and Apple Music and is on its way to logging the best streaming week of all time.
 
Scorpion earned 170 million Apple Music streams in its first day of release - almost double the 89.9 million first-day streams Drake logged with his 2017 "playlist" More Life, the platform's former record-holder. 
 
His new, 25-track double album also accumulated more than 132 million Spotify streams worldwide in its first 24 hours, besting Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys, which previously set the record in April with 78.7 million first-day streams.
 
Drake currently occupies 17 of the top 20 slots on Spotify's Global Top 50 chart, along with 23 of the top 25 slots on the United States Top 50 chart. 
 
On Friday, Scorpion's release day, the platform tweeted that the album was being streamed more than 10 million times per hour. 
 
At this rate, Scorpion is expected to nab the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart and is all but guaranteed to break Post Malone's first-week streaming record of 431.3 million streams. 
 
Scorpion immediately became eligible for a platinum certification thanks to its two lead singles, the 8x platinum God's Plan and the 3x platinum Nice for What.
 
Drake also just became the Recording Industry Association of America's top certified singles artiste of all time.


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