Drake just topped his own all-time record for single-day streams on Spotify with his new album, Certified Lover Boy, Spotify has confirmed with Billboard. His previous album, Scorpion, was the previous record-holder with 132 million single-day streams.
Earlier this week, Kanye West’s Donda earned nearly 100 million global streams in its first 24 hours on Spotify, giving the rapper the second-highest single-day streaming total in Spotify’s history and the highest of 2021. Leave it to the Toronto superstar to snag away the latter record in a matter of days. Drake is also breaking records on Apple Music, toppling its 2021 record for the most-streamed artist in a day, and Certified Lover Boy became the most-streamed album in a day this year in less than 12 hours.
As his first official release on his own label, OVO Sound — in partnership with Republic Records — it’s notable that Drake may stand to earn even more per stream from Certified Lover Boy than he did on Scorpion, at least according to the rapper’s boast on CLB’s final track, “The Remorse”: “And you know what I’m on, blowing past ya, owning masters.” His deal with his former label, Young Money/Cash Money, was fulfilled upon Scorpion’s release.