Drake’s ‘More Life’ Has Reached Over 1 Billion Streams
Drake’s More Life is currently the No. 1 album in the country, but it’s also doing some impressive streaming numbers. Billboard has tallied up the streams and it’s safe to say that Drizzy is the king of streaming.
According to Nielsen Music, the project's 22 tracks have now generated over 1.07 billon on-demand audio U.S. streams in the past week. In comparison, Ed Sheeran's former No. 1 album ÷ (Divide), has only garnered 599 million for its tracks, so far. Even fellow artist Bruno Mars’ album, 24K Magic, has amassed 470 million streams for its tracks since its release in November 2016.
Although Sheeran and Mars's streaming numbers are impressive it doesn't come close to Drizzy's streaming totals. Overall, the OVO leader is the biggest artist in the streaming game.
Now, all of this could change once Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. album hits digital outlets on Friday (April 14). So it will be interesting to see what happens next week.
Drake is used to having big streaming numbers for his projects. His 2016 album, Views, holds the unique record of having the highest number of on-demand audio streams for its tracks: 3.48 billion to-date. So, it's quite possible that he could break his own record by year's end.
Bottom line? Drake is still winning in 2017.