Drake's new album fuels record streaming for Apple Music and Spotify

Drake's new album fuels record streaming for Apple Music and Spotify
Thanks to the just released More Life album from Drake, Apple Music set a record for the most streams over a 24-hour period. The release of Drake's LP on Saturday generated a record 89.9 million one-day streams for Apple Music. On the same date, Spotify had 61.3 million streams for My Life breaking a company mark for first-day album streams. Thanks to the new recording, Drake set a Spotify record for the most streams by a single artist on a given day with 76.4 million streams. The previous record holder was Ed Sheeran.

Some might find it surprising that Apple's record figures top those of Spotify. After all, Spotify has five times the number of active subscribers as Apple has (20 million for Apple, 100 million for Spotify). In addition, Drake was the highest streamed artist on Spotify in 2015 and 2016. His song One Dance remains the most streamed song on the music streaming site.

Not that the Canadian rapper has struggled with Apple Music listeners. Last year's Views album was an Apple Music exclusive at first, and was the first album in the history of the service to garner one billion streams.

source: TheVerge via SeekingAlpha



1. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

If biggie or pac was still around, Drake sure as hell wouldnt. I hate this fuq with a fiery passion

2. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

If biggie and Pac were still around you'd be dissing them too. Why can't people like you accept that music changes with each generation? You think your parents thought Biggie was good? Probably not...they were too busy listening to Run DMC or some s**t lol.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5761; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Biggie and Pac's deaths were ~15 years before Drake IMO thats too early to affect Drake It would be interesting to see how it would affect the careers of Kanye West, 50 Cent, T.I., Nelly, The Game and other rappers who started the early 2000's And how the Death Row and Bad Boy rivalry played out

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

As well as Wiz Khalifa ^^

20. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

wiz kalifa should not even be mentioned in the same sentence, let alone as a add on response to that list of rappers. hes just ok. not at all on any of these artists level. plus u have to be retarded to wana have a baby with Amber roses' dumb ass. like omgggg have u ever heard he speak or try to hang in an inteligent conversation? one of the dumbest ppl evveeerr. like he loses respect for WANTING to be with her lols. she is DDDUUUMMBBB!!! n his rap skills got affected too lols.

19. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

true. but Pre-Crazy kanye, 50 b4 he got shot, TI, Nelly, n the game are respectable and talented in my book nellys' "countyr grammer"??? comone' it went hard, still does. plus "hot in here" is a pop classic at this point. and TIs' "24s"?? and "top back" go sooooo damn hard in my trunk (two 12 inch subwoofers), omg like those are classics for car bangers man. n the game was always hard, from g-unit days n still is now for me i wasnt allowed to listen to biggie n tupac or any music that had the f word, N word, S word, ect. kuz my parents loved me, lols. or they just didnt listen to that themselves.....na they loved me >D but after getting questioned enough in school about how dont i know who tupac, or biggie smalls was, i found BET, walkman radios, the dawn of the internet, to learn about them lol. so i feel like tupac is more of a poet. a "gangsta poet", sure, if u will. but a poet none the less. now Biggie had rhymes and variable cadence, like rappers today are trying to use in their rise to glory. Biggie probably didnt do it 1st, but he elevated the "popular" rap game with his skill level. n he had to. tupac was obviously more fit (sexy) than tupac, and obviously sex sells. so he had to be a better rapper than him, and he was, if u count what rap skills are supposed to be. but tupac was definitely the better artist (showman) if u will. i mean the bandanna headbands he wore are ridiculous but they are instantly thought of as "gangsta" by mainstream ppl that dont know any real "gangstas" lols, so ie. its a Pop Icon. or the tattoo "thug life", instant classic icon of Pop (not rap , i hope). like look at tupac b4 he was commercialized. not when he got "popular" or when he "sold out"(hey its music business, not music charity), but when he was literally commoditized. he looks like a completely different person. i dont know for sure, but i dont think biggie ever got that far sadly. honestly, like i cant think of his "thing" that makes u instantly think Biggie, except that he was, well, u know, Big (not skinny lol). but he definitively out raps tupac.

35. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

STFU go write this in your diary not the place boi.

36. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

but your mom wont let me leave to write in it

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

RUN DMC is still my all time fav. Biggie and Pac to me, were a waste of talent. Helping to fuel the worst beef in hip hop history, instead of extinguishing it.

14. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

likewise. look at my post #10

34. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

DRAKE doesn't write his own bars and reason why he strea killing cause today generation love mumble rappers and people who hire ghost writers punks. no to mention music is played mostly by females..i love 70s leading up to 2017. jcole over drake anytime.

3. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1588; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I thought Drake vanished from the music scene like a one hit wonder. Haven't heard his name or his music in what feels like ages and I don't miss it.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol, Drakes one of the biggest acts in hip hop. What do you mean a one hit wonder?

37. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

response to @darkkjedii - a sh!tty act, but still one of the biggest sadly. maybe he dosent listen to the radio n only buys songs he likes??? not a likely reason becuz of features, but u never know

27. mikehunta727 unregistered

You been living under a rock

4. Unordinary unregistered

Damn Apple Music users killin it Good job drake

6. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

no! f this f-Boy!!!

11. Ronan

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 21, 2017

"Good job Drake" Lmao! What are you a cheerleader or something? The guy doesn't even know you, nor does he even want to know you. Pathetic!

16. Unordinary unregistered

What's pathetic is how you don't know me yet you're here putting energy into commenting to me haha. Aren't we all pathetic. Tard

22. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

no, hes speaking out, that u sir, are misguided in your praise of this f-boy. look at my comments to see why

28. Swiff

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Good come back.

21. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016


29. mikehunta727 unregistered

So what if he doesn't know unordinary, just because he is rich and famous you can't still respect what he does and even root for him, or at least applaud him to succeed further? You jealous of his wealth man? I'm not, power to everyone bro, keep going everyone in your chase for success/freedom I don't wish for successful people to fail and fall down, power to everyone... I like to see people succeed and not fail or fall down, but thats just me

30. mikehunta727 unregistered

I don't wish for people to fail and fall down period, regardless of success or not*

5. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Drake the Apple of rap artists. No clue why people like him. Hotline bling is like the worst song I have ever heard in my life. Lol

8. andynaija

Posts: 1265; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

You know hes had other songs before hotline bling right...?

9. Unordinary unregistered

He is one of the many brain dead people who waste our oxygen which believes that his opinion reflects the opinion of everyone else.

13. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

response to #5 omnitech - who ? drake or the poster omnitech?

32. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lol is that the crossy roads version of a butthurt isheep in your avatar?

12. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

response to #8 - andynaija - look at my post #10

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