Drake just shattered the 1-week streaming record in a big way — he just became the first artist to score over 1 billion streams within a week for his new album Scorpion.
Post Malone previously held the title with 700 million global streams for his latest record Beerbongs & Bentleys. It wasn’t too long before Drake stepped in and changed the streaming game forever as the first to join the billion club in this capacity.
The hip hop sensation took to social media to share the accomplishment and express his thanks to fans: “New era. New platinum. Thank you a billion times over (a billion plus).”
Scorpion made an immediate statement upon its release, racking up over 300 million streams within the first 24 hours. With the first-day streaming record under his belt, Drake continued on to destroy the one week record as well.
This album marks the rapper’s eighth consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, a track record that puts him among greats like Kanye West and Eminem. Hear what all the fuss is about — listen to Scorpion here.