Drake's 'More Life' Streamed 29M More Times on Apple Music Than Spotify in Last 24 Hours

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Drake's new More Life album was streamed 89.9 million times during its first 24 hours on Apple Music, breaking single-day album streaming records for all music services, Apple told The Verge.

With 89.9 million streams on Apple Music during its first 24 hours of availability, More Life was significantly more popular on Apple's streaming service than on Spotify, where it was streamed 61.3 million times. The 61.3 million number was also a record for Spotify.

Apple Music has far fewer users than Spotify, hitting 20 million subscribers in December of 2016. Spotify recently announced that it has 50 million paying subscribers, but when counting those who listen to the company's free tier, Spotify has over 100 million subscribers.

More Life, released on Saturday, also set records on Apple's Beats 1 radio service, marking the biggest Beats 1 show in its history.

More Life was not an Apple Music exclusive this time around, but Drake's previous album, Views, also set Apple Music records when it was released. Views was the first album to reach over 1 billion streams on Apple Music.

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47 months ago

Rap/hip-hop is to music what rock and roll was in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. It took over, evolved with every generation. It will be here for a while before a new form takes over.

Er no it won't. I don't actually know anyone that likes any of it (and I am not just making that up). Rap/hip-hop isn't really music in the same sense that rock and roll was/is. Most of them don't play any instruments. Took over? Come on.
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47 months ago

Lol what else would Top Charts mean? I like that it's purely based on numbers; pretty much any other metric would be subjective.

You're basically being force-fed with what a small cartel of musical trendsetters feel like is the new thing.

It's basically soup of the day dictating what you eat.
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47 months ago
This may come as a shock but I don't think Drake is targeted towards white dudes in their 40s that browse tech website forums. You don't have to like it, I don't, but don't be no-fun grumps, guys.
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47 months ago
Cue all the people saying how much they hate Drake/hip hop :rolleyes: because everyone wants to know your personal opinion on music on a tech website
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47 months ago
Spotify's user numbers are clearly inflated for pre-IPO pumping. Don't believe the hIPO.
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47 months ago

Cue all the people saying how much they hate Drake/hip hop :rolleyes: because everyone wants to know your personal opinion on music on a tech website

Kind of like your post here. Big Drake R&B fan I'm guessing?
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