Drake breaks one-day streaming records with new album ‘Scorpion’

Canadian rapper Drake has proven to be unstoppable in recent years, and the release of his fifth studio album Scorpion on Friday has pushed his success to gargantuan new heights.

Starting with Spotify, Scorpion was streamed 132,450,203 times on its first day of release, at one point being streamed 10 million times an hour. In turn, it broke the streaming site’s one day global record for album streams, beating previous record holder Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys by over 50 million streams.

Over on Apple Music, Drake broke his own More Life record after Scorpion was streamed over 170 million times. The rapper also smashed streams over on Amazon Music Unlimited, receiving more first day streams than the previous record holder, Justin Timberlake’s Man Of The Woods.

Scorpion is a double album with one side focusing on RnB, whilst the other is rap orientated. The album includes Drake’s previous smash hits ‘God’s Plan’, ‘Nice For What’, and ‘I’m Upset’. There are also a handful of collaborations on the album including Jay Z, Static Major, Ty Dolla Sign, and posthumous vocals from Michael Jackson.

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Written by Katrina Rees

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