The rapper breaks a record that he already held for 'Nothing Was The Same'
Drake‘s new album-come-mixtape ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ has been breaking streaming records on Spotify.
According to Associated Press, the release was streamed 17.3 million times in three days, going on to break the all-time record for most streams of a release in its debut week.
Incidentally, the record was previously held by Drake himself, with previous album ‘Nothing Was The Same’ being streamed 15.8 million times in its first week.
‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ also broke the Spotify record for most streams in a single day, achieving 6.8 million streams on Saturday (February 14) and is predicted to sell 500,000 copies in its first week in the charts.
The record is made up of 17 tracks and features Lil Wayne, Travi$ Scott, and PartyNextDoor. It was released on iTunes last week after the rapper teased the project with a short film called Jungle.
‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ is Drake’s first new music since he released three songs in October: ‘6 God’, ‘Heat Of The Moment’, and ‘How Bout Now’. His last full-length release was 2013’s ‘Nothing Was The Same’.
Meanwhile, Drake was joined by Kanye West during his NBA All-Star Weekend concert performance in New York last week.
West appeared at the live show, which was headlined by Nas, and performed Chief Keef’s ‘I Don’t Like’ with Drake. Later in his own set, Drake described West as “like a mentor to me” and covered his songs ‘Only One’ and ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
Earlier this month Drake was announced as one of the headliners at London’s Wireless festival this year. He joins Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, David Guetta and Avicii on the bill.
The ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ tracklisting:
‘Preach (feat. PartyNextDoor)’
‘Wednesday Night Interlude (feat. PartyNextDoor)’
‘Used To (feat. Lil Wayne)’
‘Now & Forever’
‘Company (Feat. Travi$ Scott)’
‘You & The 6’
‘6PM In New York’