Drake’s New Album Sets Record For Most Streams

Courtesy of Anthony Mandler via columbusalive.com
Courtesy of Anthony Mandler via columbusalive.com

Drake‘s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late was streamed more than 17.3 million times in three days, which is a new Spotify record for an album. The project also set a record by becoming the most streamed album in a single day with 6.8 million streams. The rapper’s Nothing Was the Same previously held the record for most streams from an album with 15.8 million. According to Billboard, If You’reReading This, It’s Too Late is expected to be the Number 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, and it is projected to sell 500,000 copies in its first week. 

Drake’s fans were wondering when he would address his Young Money labelmate, Tyga, after the rapper told Vibe magazine that he did not like Drake as a person. After more than three months, Drake addressed Tyga on his song, “6PM In New York,” which is a track from his new album. “I heard the lil’ homie talkin’ reckless in Vibe/ That’s quite the platform you chose, you should’ve kept it inside/ Oh, you tried/ It’s so childish callin’ my name on the world stage/ You need to act your age, and not your girl’s age.” Drake’s lyrics are referring to Tyga’s alleged relationship with Kylie Jenner, who is only 17 years old (Tyga is 25 years old). The California rapper first responded to Drake on social media. “@Drake u still a bitch. All that sneak dissing is weak. Just pull up. I know where u live and you know my address…U been ducking the fade from [Chris] Brown,” the rapper wrote on Twitter before deleting it. 

Yesterday, Tyga appeared on Power 105.1‘s The Breakfast Club to address his rumored relationship with Jenner, and he also discussed his feud with Drake. “I’m not dating Kylie. I just wanna get that out the way… I wanna be clear to everybody that I didn’t leave my family to be with Kylie,” Tyga told the radio station. In regards to his situation with Drake, the rapper pretty much said the same thing he wrote on his Twitter page. “First of all, we live in the same neighborhood. He knows exactly where my house is, I know exactly where his house is,” Tyga reiterated. The rapper also repeated the statement he made to Vibe magazine months ago. “I just don’t f*** with him as a person because of the experiences that I’ve had with him personally,” the rapper stated. On the other hand, Tyga said he’s not attacking Drake as a rapper. The California rapper thinks Drake’s music is great, and his talent is undeniable.

Update: Drake’s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late is the Number 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. The album sold 535,000 copies in its debut week.

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