Album playback received 25 listens a second

Guns N’ Roses‘ new album ‘Chinese Democracy’ has broken all records after being streamed on MySpace.

The album received around 25 listens a second up until today (November 21) after being streamed in full on the site yesterday (November 20).

Up until 4pm (GMT) today the title track had been played over 826,000 times, with the total amount of plays all the album tracks have received adding up to over 3 million.

The figures mean an average of 25 people per second were listening to one of the songs on the album at

The data means that the streaming of the album, dubbed a “listening party”, has attracted the largest amount of listeners for an artist album stream launch on the site to date.

Head to to hear ‘Chinese Democracy’ in full, and get the new issue of NME, out now, for a two-page review of the album.

Meanwhile, head to the NME Office Blog now to have your say on ‘Chinese Democracy’.

You can also view a special photo gallery devoted to the album’s 17-year history.