DRAKE SMASHES FIRST-WEEK STREAMING RECORD WITH OVER 1 BILLION STREAMS
Upon arrival, it smashed multiple records. Scorpion notably stands out as “the first album to be streamed over 1 billion times in a week,” across multiple platforms and it crushed the “all-time US one-week streaming record” in under three days. Moreover, it broke the “all-time Global one-week streaming record” in four days, paving the way for “the biggest debut of the streaming era.”
Additionally, it emerged as the #1 release on the Billboard Top 200, marking his 8th consecutive #1 bow on the respective chart. Not only did Scorpion achieve the biggest first week of 2018, but it also achieves the biggest first week since 2017.
DRAKE’S SCORPION ALBUM
DRAKE has just made history with his new full-length album, Scorpion – being “the first album to be streamed over 1 billion times in a week,” across multiple platforms. Moreover, it broke the “all-time Global one-week streaming record” in four days, paving the way for “the biggest debut of the streaming era.”
The Canadian rapper shared his success with his fans with an Instagram post.
Meanwhile, out of the artist’s 27 songs inside Hot 100, 21 of his songs are under the Top 40.
As a result, the rapper’s successful album is now considered to have the greatest number of hits by charting in at least a quarter of the all-inclusive singles tally.
Drake’s unparalleled Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reign also continues. He now has scored “the most RIAA certifications of any artist in history” with 142 million digital single sales to date.
The hip-hop superstar thanked his fans for making him the first artist to reach 1 billion+ streams in 1 week.
“New era. New platinum. Thank you a billion times over (a billion plus). 🦂”
Scorpion is available for download on iTunes and Spinnr.ph. The album is also available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music. Check it out here.