Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Broke Single-Day Streaming Records & The Album Is On Track To Make History
It’s been a month of headline-making for Drake, and the rapper finally dropped his latest album. Drake’s Scorpion already broke single-day streaming records, and is in a good position to have the most-streamed week in music history. The highly anticipated album shattered records on both Apple Music and Spotify, breaking a record held by the star’s last album, More Life. According to the Associated Press, Scorpion got 170 million streams worldwide in the first 24 hours on Apple Music. Spotify streams were over 132 million in the first 24 hours, according to Rolling Stone. These shocking numbers put the album on track to hit over a billion streams for its first week, which would set yet another record.
The 25-track album already features two chart-topping singles, including the God’s Plan and Nice For What. Drake’s latest effort also boasts several notable collaborations, including JAY-Z and Ty Dolla $ign. There’s even a track that features a previously unreleased Michael Jackson sample, and one with vocals by Mariah Carey. It’s bound to be one of the major releases of the year, and given the hype around the album and the initial streaming numbers, Scorpion is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Charts. “God’s Plan”, the first single from the release, peaked at No.1 on the charts in March, and it was the rapper’s 21st chart-topping song.
Scorpion’s ranking on the charts will be impacted by Billboard‘s new…