Drake Breaks Streaming Records With 'More Life' To The Surprise Of No One
Another day, another unstoppable chart-topper. After months of Drake teasing the release of his new "playlist" called More Life, the project officially dropped on Saturday evening, and the internet has since lost its mind over it. According to Billboard, More Life is already set to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, which will be updated next week. Not surprising, I know. But Spotify and Apple Music have also both confirmed that More Life broke streaming records this weekend. In its first 24 hours, the playlist was streamed 61.3 million times on Spotify and a whopping 89.9 million times on Apple Music.
This feat shouldn't come as much of a shock to anyone, as Drake was named the most streamed artist on Spotify back in October. His fourth studio album, Views, was among Spotify's most popular releases of 2016, with "One Dance" nabbing the title of the most streamed song of the year. On top of that, breaking streaming records with major releases seems to be the norm now. Drake's 61 million Spotify streams breaks the previous record set by Ed Sheeran, whose latest album released on March 3, Divide, pulled in over 56 million streams on its first day. Before that, the record was set by The Weeknd's Starboy, which generated around 33 million streams on its first day.
More Life was a passion project that Drake obviously poured his heart into, and there was a lot of hype surrounding it since the day he announced its release on OVO Sound Radio. That, paired with the fact that Drizzy has a pretty loyal fan base, is why his new streaming record is something any of us could have guessed would happen.
More Life features collaborations with U.K. emcees such as Giggs and Skepta as well as other big names like 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Quavo, and Travis Scott. If you haven't already streamed it, you can use this track list ranking as a listening guide. Enjoy.