After one day of its release, Drake’s “Scorpion” album, beat Spotify and Apple Music’s one-day global record for album purchases. And yesterday, Sunday, July 1st, a representative for Amazon confirmed that the rapper had broken their single-day streaming record too.
Drake’s new album beat the one set previously by Justin Timberlake and his latest effort, “Man Of The Woods.”
However, representatives didn’t delve into any more detail. Spotify didn’t release actual numbers as to how much his album beat others, but they will come out with the figures at a later date.
If Drake’s latest album continues to do well, it could reach 1 billion streams in the very first week, destroying the old records. Post-Malone’s last album, “Beerbongs and Bentleys,” finished with 236,500,546 streams in the United States and 411,816, 710 around the world after just seven days.
Post-Malone’s “Beerbongs and Bentley’s” beat the previous one set by the Toronto rapper, with his last mixtape, “More Life,” that got around 385 million streams worldwide.
Last Friday afternoon, the Recording Industry Of America Association announced that Drake currently is in the top spot for most digital records sold, standing at 142 million to date.
The news of Drake’s domination of the charts comes after Sophie Brussaux claimed that he fathered her child. It was later confirmed that he really did and that Pusha-T, who published a hit track on the rapper, was correct all along.
As it was previously reported, Pusha-T released a song called, “The Story Of Adidon,” on Kanye West’s record label, G.O.O.D. Music.
The album, Daytona, created a lot of controversy for not only Pusha’s beef with Drake, but also due to the choice in the album cover: a photograph of the late Whitney Houston’s drug covered bathroom. Pusha also circulated an image of Drake dressed up as a white person while donning blackface, supposedly, a response to the covert racism against black people in entertainment.