29 Jun Drake’s two-disc 25 track ‘Scorpion’ album is already shattering streaming records
Drake’s Scorpion album is finally with us and it hasn’t taken long for it to break a few records.
Drizzy’s highly-anticipated fifth studio album features two discs, an ‘A Side’ and a ‘B Side’, with the former offering 12 rap tracks and the latter serving up 13 RnB tracks.
The features on the projects are few and far between. Michael Jackson and Static Major feature posthumously, as both artists died in and 2009 and 2008 respectively. Drizzy previously sampled a YouTube video from Static Major on ‘Look What You’ve Done’ from his Take Care album.
Jay Z also features, and serves up a typically bossy verse on ‘Talk Up’, with Ty Dolla $ign also featuring, having already featured on tracks with Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye West already in 2018, marking a strong start to the year for the Californian artist.
On Instagram, Drizzy credited a number of artists who influenced him while making Scorpion, which included London’s very own, Loski and Octavian, as well artists like 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G, Lil Baby and Wizkid.
The double-disc project that gives us 25 different reasons to stream this new project religiously, therefore also providing ample opportunity for Drizzy to rack up crazy streaming numbers, as he did with More Life, which accumulated over 250 million in the first two and a half days of its release.
Scorpion totalled over 170 million streams in its first day on Apple Music, breaking the single-day streaming record, held by his last project, More Life, which was streamed 89.9 million times on its first day. Scorpion also broke Spotify’s single day streaming record, pulling in over 130 million streams, beating Post Malone’s record of 78m for Beerbongs & Bentleys. That’s 300 million streams already for Scorpion in the first 24 hours of its release.
Spotify added Scorpion to 30 of its biggest playlists in the first global artist takeover, which resulted in the project being streamed around 10 million times per hour, and looks set to break the first-week streaming record currently held by Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys album, which was streamed 431 million times in its first week.
Listen to Scorpion below: