Drake’s new album “Scorpion” earned 170 million Apple Music streams in its first day of release.
That is almost double the 89.9 million first-day streams Drake got with his 2017 “playlist” More Life, the platform’s former record-holder.
His new, 25-track double album also accumulated more than 132 million Spotify streams worldwide in its 24 hours, handily usurping Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys, which previously set the record in April with 78.7 million first-day streams.
Drake also smashed Post’s stateside record, accumulating 80.5 million Scorpion streams versus Beerbongs & Bentleys’ 47.9 million streams.
Drake currently occupies 17 of the top 20 slots on Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart, along with 23 of the top 25 slots on the US Top 50 chart.