Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Shatters Spotify Opening Day Streaming Record
Drake‘s Scorpion is breaking records one day after release. The double album, which features 25 tracks from the Toronto rapper, has reportedly shattered the opening day streaming record previously held by Post Malone‘s beerbongs & bentleys. According to Music Business Worldwide, who has tabulated stats based on SpotifyCharts.com, Drake’s new project has earned approximately 132 million worldwide streams in its first day, which puts it miles ahead of Malone’s 78 million.
Scorpion shattered the Spotify record for the biggest opening day with an enormous 132 million streams on June 29, according to HipHop-N-More. Previously, Post Malone held that record with Beerbongs & Bentleys’ 78.7 streams worldwide on its first day. While Post’s album earned 47.9 million U.S. streams, Drake almost doubled that amount with 80.5 million streams in America.
Of the 25-track album, Drake’s song “Nonstop” seems to be one of the biggest hits on Spotify. “Nonstop” amassed 9.3 million streams globally, 5.75 million of which were in the U.S. on opening day. The song now has the title for most opening day streams, which was formerly held by J. Cole’s song “KOD.”
Spotify revealed on Twitter that Scorpion was being streamed over 10 million times per hour when it dropped on Friday. The “Scorpion SZN” promotion with Spotify is the main reason why he’s been dominating the streaming platform this week; Variety noted that Drake was “on the cover of RapCaviar, Beast Mode, Today’s Top Hits, Morning Commute and others—including ones where his music isn’t even featured.”
Scorpion controlled the top 25 spots on Apple Music and had reportedly sold about 30,000 units overnight. On Friday, Drake was also named the RIAA’s highest certified digital singles artist, having moved 142 million digital singles to date.