Drake’s New Mixtape Broke Spotify’s Streaming Record

Makin’ moves.

February 17, 2015

UPDATE 2/18/15 12:56 p.m.: Billboard confirms that the first-week numbers are 535,000, with real-deal album sales comprising 495,000 of that figure.

UPDATE 2/17/15 5:13 p.m.: The numbers are in: according to Hits Daily Double, Drake pulled in a whopping 497,602 copies (Miss Info claims that's 541,585 when factoring in streams). Take that, 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack! (Which pulled a distant #2 on the charts, if you care.)

This is Drake's week, man—you're just living in it. Buzzfeed reports that his new mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, clocked a record 23.6 million streams in its first four days of release. That breaks the previously-set debut week-streaming Spotify record set by...Drake, with 2013's Nothing Was the Same, which clocked 15.6 million streams in its first week. Goddamn! Still hate the internet, Aubrey?

In other news, Billboard reports that If You're Reading This looks to sell over 500,000 copies in its first week, soaring over previous projections. Salute!

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Drake’s New Mixtape Broke Spotify’s Streaming Record