Drake has nabbed an incredible distinction as his sixth studio album, “Certified Lover Boy,” now holds the title for most-streamed album on Apple Music in a single day in 2021.
A rep for Apple Music confirmed it as a global record for the year.
According to Billboard, the figure comes with less than 12 hours logged after the album was released. The final figure will be shared after a full day of tracking by Apple Music. Drake is also now the most-streamed artist on Apple Music in 24 hours this year.
Earlier this week, Kanye West earned the 2021 Apple Music record for most-streamed album in a single day in the United States for “Donda,” which racked up 60 million streams stateside.
On Spotify, Drake also breaks another record as ‘Certified Lover Boy’ became that platform’s most-streamed album in a single day, also beating his own “Scorpion.”
Drake’s latest project is a star-studded affair, with the Toronto rapper linking up with the likes of Jay-Z, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Young Thug, Future, Lil Baby, Rick Ross, and more across 21 songs. He announced his album guest list prior to the release with billboards.
A few highlights on ‘Certified Lover Boy’ include Drake seemingly calling out Kanye and Swizz Beatz. He also drops a number of Canadian references