A news release from Republic Records Media confirmed the 50 billion total streaming milestone, according to .
The achievement comes after the success Drake’s album Scorpion, which was also the first full-length record to rack up one billion streams in a week, reported. Drake also destroyed Spotify and Apple Musicâs single day streaming records, with over 170 million streams and holds the biggest week for an album in 2018 so far.
Scorpion also became No.1 album on Apple Music charts in 92 countries, according to , with 25 songs occupying the top 25 songs on Apple Music. XXXTentacionâs âSAD!â was in 26th, following his recent death.
Spotifyâs data showed that the album totaled 132,450,203 streams the first day its release, beating Post Maloneâs Beerbongs & Bentleys album which streamed globally 78,744,748 times the day its release, reported. It was also announced by Spotify that Scorpion was being streamed over 10 million times per hour.
This shouldnât come as a surprise to platform users, the week Scorpionâs release Drake was featured in an abundance Spotify Playlists. You couldnât open Spotify without seeing Drakeâs face plastered over an array different playlists. And paired with his long-term partnership with Apple Music, his label Republic Records has been covering all measures to beat as many records as possible.
Apple Music also announced last month in an Instagram post that Drake had hit 10 billion streams on their platform.
But the total number streams is hard to concretely verify, according to Forbes.
âIndustry sources say the Spotify number from chart-eligible streams may exceed 13 billion,â statedÂ . âHowever the total may be much higher, taking into account other services not counted for chart purposes.â
He is also moving close to beating Taylor Swiftâs record for the most appearances on the top the chart, as he spends his fifth consecutive week among the top.
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