Drake’s Album ‘Scorpion’ Album Breaks One-Week Streaming Record
Drake told us he does Adele numbers, and a new report confirms it. Industry sources told Billboard on Tuesday (July 3) that Aubrey's latest full-length Scorpion broke the U.S. single-week streaming record in under half a week.
That's over 435 million on-demand streams of the album's 25 songs in three days. At that pace, Drake will crush the previous record held by Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys, which racked up 431.3 million streams in its first week. Forecasters expect Scorpion to pass 700 million streams by week's end.
It's not the first record Drizzy has snared since Friday. His new album broke a single-day streaming record on its day of release. Meanwhile, increased attention on his catalogue over the weekend vaulted 36 old songs to platinum status, while boosting 19 others to new multi-platinum levels. As a result, Drake has now moved more digital singles than any other artist.
Scorpion is a near-lock to debut at No. 1. It will be Drake's eighth straight chart-topping full-length. Not even a secret child could disrupt the streak. In case you were wondering, Pusha-T's Daytona debuted and peaked at No. 3.
You can read XXL's review of Scorpion here. The project drops on CD on July 13.
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