Over the weekend, Drake surprised everyone with a new project titled If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Although the project is available on iTunes and Spotify, it is really just a mixtape to hold the fans over until he releases his highly anticipated forthcoming album Views From The 6.
If the release of his unannounced mixtape wasn’t surprising enough, it turns out that Drake’s new mixtape also surprisingly just set Spotify records. According to ABC News, Spotify says that Drake’s new mixtape set the record for most streams from an album in its debut week in the U.S. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late set the record with an astounding 17.3 million streams in just three days.
Drake also set the record for the most streams in just one day with over 6.8 million streams on Saturday. But Drake is not new to setting Spotify records. His 2013 album Nothing Was The Same previously held the record for most streams in a debut week with 15.8 million. We’ll have to wait and see how many records Views From The 6 sets and/or breaks.
UPDATE: According to Billboard, Drake is now the first rapper ever to top their “Artist 100” list. The Artist 100 is a weekly survey that measures artist activity across Billboard’s most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. Over the past week, Drizzy had a reported 850% surge in activity to position him at Number One. Oh my God, oh my God, Drake is looking like a legend.