Despite being on shelves for less than a full day, Drake‘s heavily teased, long-awaited sixth studio album – the September 3-released ‘Certified Lover Boy’ – is already a certified SMASH hit.
And though ‘CLB’ has already topped the real-time iTunes sales tallies of over 30 countries (including his native Canada and the United States), its true crowning glory comes from its unrivaled performance on streaming outlets like Apple Music and Spotify.
Apple Music had already announced that every song on the 21-track effort had occupied the top 21 positions of its real-time chart by the time they circled back to confirm it had broken their single-day streaming record.
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While they did not specify the actual streaming figure, longtime fans of Drizzy know ‘Scorpion’ set the single-day record with 170 million streams in 2018 – meaning ‘Certified Lover Boy’ was greeted with GARGANTUAN numbers.
But wait…there’s more.
Drake took to social media to share Spotify had unveiled similar news.
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We may not know what the project’s official first-week sales projection is until later this weekend, but what’s for sure is ‘CLB’ will likely arrive at #1 on the Billboard 200 with the year’s highest inaugural sales week figures.