Drake's 'Scorpion' Is the First Album to Hit 1 Billion Streams in a Week
Drake has broken yet another record with 'Scorpion.' It's now the first album to surpass 1 billion streams worldwide across all streaming platforms in one week.
Drake's new album, Scorpion, has yet another accomplishment under its belt. It's now become the first album to surpass 1 billion streams worldwide across all streaming platforms in one week, Billboard reports. Post Malone’s album Beerbongs & Bentleys previously owned the worldwide record with almost 700 million streams (April 27 to May 3).
Drake took to Instagram to celebrate the achievement. "New era. New platinum," he said in a caption. "Thank you a billion times over (a billion plus)."
Scorpion broke another one of Beerbongs’ records (431.3 million) by accumulating over 750 million streams in the U.S. in its first week. Those numbers should set Scorpion up to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with an estimated 700 equivalent album units, which is less than Views' debut week but good enough to be the biggest for an album in 2018.
Additionally, the Scorpion single "God's Plan" has also become the most-streamed song of the year, earning 1.121 billion streams—making it the only song to top a billion streams in 2018. The second-most streamed song of the year is, of course, Post Malone and Ty Dolla Sign's "Psycho," which has earned 576 million streams.