Drake’s new album, Scorpion has set him a brand new record by becoming the very first album to exceed 1 billion streams worldwide across all streaming platforms in a single week.
Before Drake’s accomplishment, Post Malone’s album Beerbongs & Bentleys formerly owned the world record with almost 700 million streams.
The Canadian rapper used its Instagram to celebrate the achievement. “New era. New platinum. Thanks a billion times over (a billion plus),” he said.
Based on Complex, Scorpion broke a different one of Beerbongs’ records (431.3 million) by accumulating over 750 million streams within the U.S. in the first week. Individuals figures should set Scorpion as much as debut at No. 1 around the Billboard 200 albums chart by having an believed 700 equivalent album units, that is under Views’ debut week but sufficiently good to function as the greatest to have an album in 2018.
The Scorpion single “God’s Plan” can also be probably the most-streamed song of the season, earning 1.121 billion streams, which makes it the only real song to top a billion streams in 2018. As the second-most streamed song of the season is Post Malone and Ty Dolla Sign’s “Psycho,” that has earned 576 million streams.