Drakes Scorpion shatters global records with one billion streams

Postado Julho 10, 2018

Drake's Scorpion now holds the number one spot on the NZ Official Top 40 Albums chart, while XXXTentacion's Question Mark sits in third, separated only by Florence + The Machine's new album High As Hope, which is in the number two position.

Drake's new feat breaks the Beatles' 1964 record, when five of their songs reached the Top 10 in the same week. The prime positioning for the rapper and singer helped "Scorpion" become the first album to hit 1 billion streams in a single week, Billboard said.

The rapper broke his own record of most singles charting in the Hot 100 with 27 - including all 25 tracks from "Scorpion". "Nice for What" has returned to the top spot on the chart, making it the only song to ever hit No. 1 four times in the chart's history.

The rest in the 10 include "Nonstop", "God's Plan", "In My Feelings", "I'm Upset", "Emotionless" and "Don't Matter to Me", featuring Michael Jackson.

Over on the Billboard charts Drake also surpassed the late Michael Jackson as the artist with the most Hot 100 Top 10s in his career among solo males.

Drake now ties Kanye West, Eminem and the Beatles for eight consecutive No. 1 albums.

"Scorpion" sold 732,171 equivalent albums - based off album sales and streams - to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's 200 albums chart.

"Scorpion" debuted on the chart the same week Billboard changed how it counts streaming plays.