Drake has smashed streaming records with his new album Scorpion
Back in April, Post Malone broke first-day streaming records with his sophomore album, ‘beerbongs & bentleys’, with a 78,744,748 global streams. With the release of his hotly anticipated album ‘Scorpion’, Drake has walked all over this record.
According to an MBW report, Drake’s 25-track album ‘Scorpion’, picked up a whopping 132,384,203 streams within its opening 24 hours. The album’s most popular track, “Nonstop”, racked up over 9,298,297 plays alone. The Canadian megastar rapper dominated Spotify’s global charts over the weekend, with XXXTentacion’s SAD! At No.13, preventing Drake from owning the full global top 17. In US-only plays, Scorpion dominated the entire Top 23 most-played tracks.
Drake reclaims Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist accolade
With a high impact release, Drake has also reclaimed his top spot as Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist in the World. Last week, Colombian reggaeton star J.Balvin knocked Drake off the top spot after his new album ‘Vibras’ propelled his monthly listeners to over 48.1m. Scorpion has pushed Drake’s monthly listeners to over 52m.
With features on 1,696 influential playlists, Drake has a huge week on Spotify. In the past 7 days, the rapper has picked up over 65m new playlist followers, taking his total to over 248m (35% increase). His direct engagement on Spotify has also increased, with 594,000 Spotify users following him on Spotify, taking his artist following to over 22m (Instrumental A&R Platform).