Drake Becomes First Artist to Reach 10 Billion Streams on Apple Music
The Drake machine is looking like an unstoppable force right now. As the rapper's Scorpion album continues to do serious number, Drizzy has become the first artist to reach 10 billion streams on the popular streaming service Apple Music.
AM announced the major feat on Thursday (July 19), on Instagram. Posting a photo of the 6 God in concert, they captioned the picture, "A new era. . 10 billion streams on Apple Music. Congratulations, @champagnepapi. #drake."
Scorpion is the No. 1 album in the country for the second week in a row, and the LP's most recent single, "In My Feelings," also sits at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Drake can partially thank comedian Shiggy whose hilarious "In My Feelings" Challenge helped the already popular track go viral.
On top of his latest feat with Apple Music, Drake's Scorpion is the first album to reach 1 billion streams in a week. It also broke the single-day streaming record with 170 million streams in a 24-hour period, as well as the one-week streaming record.
In related news, it was recently reported that Aubrey may have lost out on $500,000 by not making his new album available on CD format sooner. According to industry insiders, if Drizzy would have released Scorpion CDs alongside the streaming version of the album, it would have sold 250,000 to 300,000 copies in its first week. Either way, Drake's pockets ain't hurting.
Check out Apple Music's post revealing Drake's huge milestone below.
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