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Drake’s Certified Lover Boy smashes several Apple Music and Spotify records

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Drake set the streaming world on fire when he released his sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, on Friday.  He also broke several records he previously set just a few years ago.

The streaming service told ABC News that Drake broke Apple Music’s 2021 record for the most-streamed album in a single day.  In addition, the amount of listens CLB clocked in its first 24-hours of release was also a record.  Actually, the “One Dance” singer accomplished the feat in just under 12 hours.

Steaming numbers are still being tallied, so they were not available by print time.

Drizzy unseated himself as the previous record holder, whose 2018 effort, Scorpion, garnered 170 million streams in its first 24 hours on Apple Music.

In a release to ABC News, Spotify confirmed the album made history by becoming the service’s most-streamed album in a single day — becoming a certified record-breaker.

Streaming aside, Drake also managed to unseat himself as the previous record-holder for biggest debut album on Apple Music, with CLB topping the chart in 145 countries on its day of release.

In addition, the album’s 21 tracks took over 51 Daily Top 100 charts and gobbled up the top 21 slots in 18 countries.  According to the streamer, the top three songs were “Girls Want Girls (feat. Lil Baby),” “Champagne Poetry,” and “Fair Trade (feat. Travis Scott)” — all of which had the the biggest song debuts ever on Apple Music,  overtaking his previous record-earning effort, “Nonstop.”

The album benefits from a bevy of collaborations from big-names, such as Jay-Z21 SavageLil DurkLil WayneRick RossYoung ThugKid Cudi and several others.  

Drake describes CLB as “a combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heartbreaking.”


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