Drake Album 'Certified Lover Boy' Breaks Apple Music's One-Day Streaming Record

Drake's latest album "Certified Lover Boy" is Apple Music's most-streamed album in 24 hours in the services' history, Apple revealed to Billboard over the weekend.

drake certified lover boy
The album was released at midnight EST on Friday, September 3, and is the sixth studio album from the artist. It features a number of prominent rappers, including Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Future, Rick Ross, and Lil Baby.

"Certified Lover Boy" is a 21-track album and features Apple's pregnant woman emojis on its album cover. The cover notes describe the album as "a combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heartbreaking," and is executive produced by Drake, Noah “40” Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib and Noel Cadastre.

The album had already reportedly broke the record for the most-streamed album in 2021 in under 12 hours on the service.

The new record comes just three days after Kanye West's "Donda" broke Apple Music's day-one streams record for 2021 with 60 million plays in the United States.

Top Rated Comments

MrGimper Avatar
29 months ago
Must admit I'm not a fan of Drake .... to me, his music sounds like some dude talking through a vuvuzela while his mate hits plastic buckets with wooden spoons.
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NARadyk Avatar
29 months ago

I'm surprised it does not come with Spatial Audio.
Rumour has it that Spatial Audio was originally considered but ultimately decided against due to concerns of the “Lover Boy” impregnating too many people with his slick, sweet talk.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mrjetsondc Avatar
29 months ago
CRINGE ALBUM COVER
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MecPro Avatar
29 months ago

And did the record come because lots of people intentionally looked for that album in the last 12h or because the album was promoted in all the news/highlights/playlists and users could maybe even stream it by just asking Siri to play 'some' music?
Drake is one of the biggest selling artist in the last 10 years at least. Literally top 5 with Swift, Eminem and others.

People have been waiting on CLB for a very long time even though he’s had projects before this album.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yannxou Avatar
29 months ago
And did the record come because lots of people intentionally looked for that album in the last 12h or because the album was promoted in all the news/highlights/playlists and users could maybe even stream it by just asking Siri to play 'some' music?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iphonehype Avatar
29 months ago
I'm surprised it does not come with Spatial Audio.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Apple Logo

Apple Discontinued These 5 Products This Year

Monday November 27, 2023 7:03 am PST by
As the end of 2023 nears, now is a good opportunity to look back at some of the devices and accessories that Apple discontinued throughout the year. Apple products discontinued in 2023 include the iPhone 13 mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro, MagSafe Battery Pack, MagSafe Duo Charger, and leather accessories. Also check out our lists of Apple products discontinued in 2022 and 2021. iPhone Mini ...
ios 17 namedrop

Police Departments and News Sites Spreading Misinformation About How iOS 17 NameDrop Feature Works

Monday November 27, 2023 5:11 pm PST by
Apple with iOS 17.1 and watchOS 10.1 introduced a new NameDrop feature that is designed to allow users to place Apple devices near one another to quickly exchange contact information. Sharing contact information is done with explicit user permission, but some news organizations and police departments have been spreading misinformation about how functions. As noted by The Washington Post,...
iOS 17

iOS 17.1.2 Update for iPhone Likely to Be Released This Week

Monday November 27, 2023 8:24 am PST by
Apple will likely release iOS 17.1.2 this week, based on mounting evidence of the software in our website's analytics logs in recent days. As a minor update, iOS 17.1.2 should be focused on bug fixes, but it's unclear exactly which issues might be addressed. Some users have continued to experience Wi-Fi issues on iOS 17.1.1, so perhaps iOS 17.1.2 will include the same fix for Wi-Fi...
Cyber Monday Deals Feature 2022

40+ Apple Cyber Week Deals for AirPods, iPad, Apple Watch, and More

Sunday November 26, 2023 9:47 am PST by
Cyber Week has taken the place of Black Friday, and you'll find some of the same deals still around for the next few days, although many from Black Friday have now expired. This includes dozens of record low prices on Apple products like AirPods, iPad, Apple Watch, MacBook, iPhone, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a...
General Black Friday Deals 2022 Green

40+ Apple Black Friday Deals Still Available for AirPods, iPhone, iPad and More

Friday November 24, 2023 5:01 am PST by
Black Friday 2023 has officially ended, but we're still tracking some of the best deals of the year on Apple products like AirPods, iPad, iPhone, MacBook, and many more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Specifically, in this article we're...