Drake’s new album ‘Views’ has achieved over half-a-billion streams in the US in just three weeks.
‘Views’ has broken streaming records in each of the three weeks it has been on sale, beating the record of 115 million streams set by Beyonce in the first week that her album ‘Lemonade’ was released in April.
In its first week, ‘Views’ was streamed 245 million times, when it was only available on Apple Music. It fell to 141 million streams the week after, before climbing to 185 million streams last week, when it became available on other streaming services as well as Apple Music. These figures amount to a total of 572 million streams and don’t include figures outside of the US.
The streaming figures for ‘Views’ has helped Drake overtake Justin Bieber as the most-streamed artist of all-time on Spotify.
In addition, Drake scored his first US No 1 when ‘One Dance’ reached the top spot last week, though it has now been replaced by Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop This Feeling’.
‘Views’ has also succeeded in the UK, where it was No 1 the same week as ‘One Dance’ topped the singles chart.
Drake tours the US with Future, Roy Woods and DVSN from July to September, but has yet to announce any UK shows for ‘Views’.