Drake's More Life breaks streaming records
Drake’s More Life dropped Saturday and promptly broke multiple streaming records on both Spotify and Apple Music.
Although Drake’s last album, 2016’s Views, was an Apple exclusive, he made More Life immediately available on all streaming platforms. It went on to break the record for best first-day streams for an album on Sunday, March 19, its first full day on the service after arriving Saturday night. According to Spotify, More Life totaled 61,302,082 streams that day, taking the record from previous holder Ed Sheeran, whose Divide was streamed 56,727,861 on March 3.
Also on Spotify Sunday, Drakehad the best one-day streams for an artist with 76,355,041 streams. Again, he beat out Sheeran: Songs from the “Shape of You” singer’s catalog were streamed 68,695,172 the day of Divide‘s debut.
Following that, Drake’s More Life streamed 89.9 million times on Apple Music in the first 24 hours – not only breaking Apple Music records but breaking the record for most streamed album in 24 hours across any streaming service
More Life also performed well on Apple Music, where it was streamed 89.9 million times in the first 24 hours, becoming the most-streamed album in 24 hours across all streaming services.
The 22-song set — billed as a playlist and including previously released single “Fake Love” — features Kanye West, Migos’ Quavos, Young Thug, and more. Read our first impressions of the collection here.