Drake’s dominance and choke-hold on the streaming era has reached new heights. The Canadian rapper’s new album, Scorpion, becomes the first album to be streamed 1 billion times globally in one week. Industry sources confirms to Billboard that the double-LP surpassed 1 billion streams on all platforms, surpassing Post Malone’s Beer Bongs & Bentleys previous record at 700 million.
“New era. New platinum. Thank you a billion times over (a billion plus),” said Drizzy in an Instagram post after the news broke. Easily the biggest selling album of 2018 so far, Scorpion is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this coming week.
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Drake – Scorpion (Album Stream)