Get used to hearing this phrase in the coming days: Drake has broken a streaming record.
His sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, now holds the title for most-streamed album on Apple Music in a single day, ever. A rep for Apple Music confirmed it as a global record for the year. Drake’s Scorpion previously held the title with 170 million streams in one day in 2018.
“Girls Want Girls” with Lil Baby, “Champagne Poetry,” and “Fair Trade” with Travis Scott have also been named the three biggest song debuts ever on the platform—a title previously held by Drizzy’s “Nonstop.”
The achievements come after Drake’s album swiftly broke the record for most-streamed album in one day in 2021 on Apple Music. According to Billboard, that figure came with less than 12 hours logged after the album was released. The final figure will be shared after a full day of tracking by Apple Music.
Drake is also now the most-streamed artist on Apple Music in 24 hours this year.
Drake’s latest project is a star-studded affair, with the Toronto rapper linking up with the likes of Jay-Z, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Young Thug, Future, Lil Baby, Rick Ross, and more across 21 songs. He announced his album guest list prior to the release with billboards.
In just its first day of release, CLB has reached the top of Apple Music’s Top Albums charts in 145 countries, as songs from the 21-track album have overtaken the top spot on 51 Daily Top 100 charts, and are in charge of all the top 21 spots in 18 countries.
A few highlights on Certified Lover Boy include Drake seemingly calling out Kanye and Swizz Beatz. He also drops a number of Canadian references. You can stream the album here, and click here for a first impressions breakdown.