There is only one king in the world of music streaming services, and that is Drake. With a new album, the famous Canadian rapper confirmed his dominant position in the listening of his songs on Spotify, Apple Music and other similar platforms, reaching the milestone of the fourth most listened to album in history with the Her Loss project. The joke is that the first two penises also belong to him. Combined, his three studio albums have been streamed nearly two billion times in their first few weeks.
The collaborative album by Drake and rapper 21 Savage is generally well received by critics. And while some things are unbalanced and Drake has the keyword there, it works well as a whole, as you can find both typical rap songs and slightly experimental melodies interspersed with R&B and other more relaxed genres. This obviously also attracts listeners, as Her Loss is seeing unprecedented success, mainly on music streaming services.
In its opening week, according to Billboard magazine, the songs exceeded 513 million views, which is enough for the new album from the workshops of two respected rappers to reach fourth place in the most listened to album category on streaming platforms. streaming. By the standards of the global music scene, this is a solid hit, but for Drake it’s something even more special: it’s his third project to reach the top 5 in this category.
The 2018 record Scorpion is at number one, jumping to 745 million listeners in one week. Last year’s Certified Lover Boy album, which has just over two million streams since Scorpion’s first, was rated Silver. His latest work is noticeably below them, but still he manages to achieve something that the vast majority of musicians can only dream of. Rapper Lil Wayne ranked fifth in the TOP 5 with the album Tha Carter V (2018), while third place went to… Yes, Taylor Swift.
The current album of this popular American pop singer called Midnights seems to be one of the biggest musical projects of the year, which is also confirmed by the fact that it stayed at the top of the Billboard 200 chart for two weeks. It would have sold 1.58 million album-equivalent units in its first week (342,000 in its second week). This is a lot more than Drake’s new album, which sold 404,000 in its debut week.
In terms of streams, Midnights has reached 549 million streams, which is also more than Drake’s new album. This could be due to the fact that Swift’s last record was debated a long time ago. By contrast, Drake and 21 Savage cut their losses relatively “at the last minute” without a major promotion. However, a couple of rappers managed to outdo Swift at something: at her current position on the Billboard 200. This week, her album reached the top spot, leading to Midnights’ dominance for two weeks.