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

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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4 days ago at 03:50 pm

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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4 days ago at 03:57 pm

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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4 days ago at 05:43 pm
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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4 days ago at 08:22 pm
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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4 days ago at 07:11 pm

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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4 days ago at 03:46 pm
Spotify's user numbers are clearly inflated for pre-IPO pumping. Don't believe the hIPO.
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3 days ago at 10:13 pm

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.

You have a narrow and old-fashioned view of what qualifies as a musical instrument. In my book, anything that can be used to create a sound which can then be creatively manipulated is a musical instrument. That includes the genre's staple piece of kit - an Akai MPC of some flavour - and a Mac or PC. Samplers like the MPC's allowed the artist to turn any everyday object or found sound into a potential music making object (as did tape decades earlier). Experimentation like that has been going on since humans started crudely banging on fallen logs with their hands. I find this narrow view of what qualifies as music, or what qualifies as a musical instrument quite bizarre.
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4 days ago at 04:28 pm

I know it was a day one record. Also, I assuming the reason why there are a lot of hip-hop and/or rap songs in the top charts is because I'm guessing there were a good chunk of Drake fans that stuck around after "Views" came out last year.

I'm not doubting that genre of music is popular, I just don't understand how 7+ songs from this just released album is already in the top 10 on Apple Music.

Maybe I'm just over thinking it and it's as simple as Apple pushes drake on us because he works for them.
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4 days ago at 06:17 pm

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.


Your anecdotal experience doesn't count. Take a harder look at culture from the 80s onward and you will find hip hop influences all over the globe. As I've said hip hop, like rock and roll has evolved over the decades.

Hip hop is music in the same sense as rock and roll. Stop limiting yourself and open your mind.

Personally I don't listen to hip hop. But I am not blind to its influences
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4 days ago at 03:57 pm
Why would anyone but Eddy Cue care about this stat?
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