As projected previously, Drake’s new album Scorpion has become the first album to hit 1 billion streams globally across all streaming platforms in a single week.
Scorpion accumulated over a billion streams on all platforms combined in the most recent tracking week, giving it a clear advantage over Post Malone’s previous record held by beerbongs & bentleys of just under 700 million streams. With over 750 million streams, Drizzy’s set has also broken Post Malone’s record of 431 million streams in the U.S.
As reported earlier, Scorpion has moved approximately 750k copies in the first week, marking the biggest week for an album in 2018 so far. This was the first album affected by Billboard 200’s new rules regarding streaming data which gives greater weightage to paid subscription streams than those coming from free tier plans.