Without even trying, Drake is breaking records. With the release of his surprise mixtape over the weekend, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drake broke the record for most Spotify streams by an album in the first week in the United States.
The album, which was released late Thursday, Feb. 12, was streamed more than 17.3 million times in three days. He broke the previous record held by himself with Nothing Was The Same, which had been streamed 15.8 million times in its first week according to The Verge.
If You Are Reading This It's Too Late also set the single-day record for album streams in the U.S. with 6.8 million listen on Saturday Feb. 14. On a scale of one to Drake, the United States had a pretty emotional Valentines Day.
People aren't just streaming Drake's album. According to Billboard, it is being estimated that his album will sell about 500,000 copies in the first week. This would be done in half the time that most albums traditionally have since the numbers are tallied on a Tuesday to Sunday time frame.
We will have the final tally tomorrow, but for a surprise album that is only the precursor to his upcoming Views From The 6, the numbers are very impressive from the Toronto rapper.
Add to the count by streaming the album/ mixtape below on Spotify and check out the tracklist below.
If You're This It's Too Late Tracklist:
03) 10 Bands
04) Know Yourself
05) No Tellin
07) 6 God
09) Preach (feat. PartyNextDoor)
10) Wednesday Night Interlude (feat. PartyNextDoor)
11) Used To (feat. Lil Wayne)
12) 6 Man
13) Now & Forever
14) Company (feat. Travi$ Scott)
15) You & The 6
17) 6PM in New York