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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Lit Up the Charts

Today(June 29th), Drake dropped his highly anticipated Scorpion album and as expected, fans can’t get enough of the feels given on the new LP. Throughout the project, on at least three tracks, including “Emotionless,” “8 Out of 10” and “March 14,” Drizzy confirms the rumors made famous by Pusha-T’s diss track “The Story of Adidon.” He also opens up about being a parent, along with where he’s at mentally with the music and the industry as a whole.
Scorpion has already been shaking up the charts, with an extensive list of collaborators including a JAY-Z feature that references XXXTentacion, Mariah Carey and Aaliyah vocals, and an assist from Michael Jackson himself.
It was anticipated that Drake’s new album Scorpion would break a number of streaming records, and it sure did. On release day, 55 older Drake songs reached platinum status. After only sixteen hours, Scorpion averaged 10 million streams per hour on Spotify, reportedly selling about 30,000 units overnight according to an announcement from the company via Twitter. Scorpion also became the No. 1 album on the Apple Music charts almost instantly in 92 countries. Twenty-five songs currently occupy the top 25 spots on Apple Music.
UPDATE: Fresh off the release, Drake’s album shattered the global opening day streaming record on Spotify set just weeks ago by Post Malone’sBeerbongs & Bentleys.” Which broke the previous record of Drake’s last year’s 22-track mixtape “More Life,” which set the record with 385 million streams. Post Malone’s most recent album was streamed 47,930,039 times in the U.S. and 78,744,748 times globally on its first day of release while according to SpotifyCharts.com, Scorpion was streamed 132 million times worldwide on its first day. It’s also looking like Drake’s “Nonstop” track seems to be a fan favorite amassing 9.3 million streams globally with 5.75 million of which were in the U.S. on opening day. The record now has the title for most opening day streams, which was formerly held by J. Cole’s song “KOD.” Take a listen to the album below.

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