Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Becomes First Album to Reach 1 Billion Global Streams in a Week
As expected, Drake's new Scorpion album is doing crazy numbers, but the LP is even surpassing expectations and breaking major records as it was recently announced as the first album to reach 1 billion global streams in a week. That's billion, with a "b."
According to Billboard, the 25 songs on the project have accumulated over 1 billion streams across all streaming platforms. The previous record was held by Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys album which reached 700,000 streams in the first seven days after its release.
The majority of Aubrey's streams came from fans in the U.S. who streamed the album 750 million times, eclipsing a mark also previously held by Post who scored 431 million plays on his latest effort. Drizzy's lengthy project will undoubtedly wind up on top of the Billboard 200 when the official numbers are released on Sunday (July 8).
The album has already Hulk-smashed other records including the one-week streaming record which he accomplished in just three days. It also broke the single-day streaming record with 170 million listens in 24 hours.
The album also had an affect on dozens of Drake's older records. Fifty-five of his older songs either went platinum or reached multi-platinum status on the day Scorpion was released including tracks like “Started From the Bottom,” “Hold on, We’re Going Home,” “Shot for Me,” “All Me,” “Best I Ever Had,” “Successful” and more.
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