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.

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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
7 weeks 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
7 weeks 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
7 weeks ago
CRINGE ALBUM COVER
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MecPro Avatar
7 weeks 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
7 weeks 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
7 weeks ago
I'm surprised it does not come with Spatial Audio.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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