Drake's new CD 'More Life' breaks a new streaming record

Drake's new CD 'More Life' breaks a new streaming record

Drake's new CD 'More Life' breaks a new streaming record

The 30-year-old rapper launched his 22-song collection on March 18 and within a week, No Life sold 505,000 equivalent album units.

More Life's total streaming sum beat VIEWS, which debuted with 163,000 streaming equivalent units (245.1 million song streams).

Drake's "More Life" joins Ed Sheeran's "Divide" as the month's two blockbuster albums, although their respective fans have distinct buying habits. Those numbers are yet to be confirmed.

Billboard revealed that their top 200 chart features the most popular albums of the week in the United States alone.

More Life's is also a sign of music streaming's maturation.

Drake has broken his own chart record in America by landing 24 titles on the Billboard Hot 100 in the same week. Drake has been slowly incorporating dancehall into his music more, starting with "Controlla" and "One Dance" off the Views album.

Drake's reign continues, as More Life helps the rapper break more records.

Drake is reported to have celebrated the success of his More Life release by buying himself as 40,000-square-foot mansion in Toronto.

However, More Life feels surprisingly less commercial and more interesting than his previous album, Views, which isn't saying much.

Congratulations to Drake on breaking his own streaming record and having the No. 1 album in the country.

What's your favorite track on More Life? Bringing in big names and attendant styles from subcultures he hasn't penetrated is one way to go about it.

"If you're going to have an era or moment where you can look back and say that the experience got better, or the music sounded better, or we shifted gears into new technology and made it work, it has to be spearheaded by the artist, always", Lowe says.

Oh also - a pretty dad-cool jacket.

"Passionfruit" is like if you kept all the softness of "Shot for Me" and converted it to a house record that's an essential listen during that first, nice day of spring after a seemingly never-ending winter. When she released 25, Adele saw that keeping her music off streaming would net her one of the most lucrative records in recent memory. According to the Apple exec, Drake had a great team around him that worked to build the exposure.

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