Drake’s new album, More Life has set a new record for the best first day on Spotify.
The Canadian hip-hop rapper on Saturday dropped the new album, and a lot of buzz has followed its release.
The 22-song album of mostly dancehall sounds of Jamaica features other leading rappers and it edges out Ed Sheeran’s records who was on top for two weeks.
According to a Spotify spokeswoman:
“More Life was played 61,302,082 times on its first full day Sunday, topping the 56,727,861 streams on March 3 for English songwriter, Sheeran’s ‘Divide.’
Drake also broke the record for the most overall streams by an artist on a single day, again beating Sheeran.”
Tracking service, Nielsen Music separately forecast that “More Life” would make the biggest debut so far this year on the Billboard chart of US album sales.
The success of “More Life” comes even though Drake has described it as a “playlist” to hold time between releases of full-fledged albums.
Drake may have been able to break and make records with the new album due to the fact that he released the album on all digital platforms, unlike the previous album “views” which he first gave to apple.
Written by Clement Oluwasegun