By Hayden Wright
Drake’s latest album Views continues to smash streaming records. Since its April 29 release, fans have listened to the album on streaming services 572 million times in the United States alone, according to NME.
In its debut week, Views amassed 246 million streams on Apple Music, besting (by more than double) Beyonce’s record of 115 million for her April release, Lemonade. Last week, Views became more available to listeners since streaming services in addition to Apple Music picked up the album —bringing the grand total to well over half a billion listens.
That means Views has broken the record each week it has been streamed online, and shows no sign of slowing down. Consider this: Drake’s album could lose 70 million listens in its fourth week and still defeat Beyonce’s first-week streaming record.