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Drake Breaks Spotify, Apple Music First-Day Streaming Records With 'God's Plan'


Drake's "God's Plan" broke Spotify's US record and Apple Music's worldwide record for the most single-day streamed song.

Drake released "God's Plan" on Friday, Jan. 19, along with another track "Diplomatic Immunity," from his project Scary Hours. With more than 4.3 million streams on Jan. 22, Monday, Spotify declared "God's Plan" as the new record-holder for the most streamed song in a single day in the United States.

This meant that the Canadian singer had dethroned Taylor Swift who held the record since August 2017 thanks to her Reputation track, "Look What You Made Me Do."

"We can confirm 'God's Plan' by Drake now holds the US record as the most streamed track in a single day on Spotify," a Spotify official told Billboard.

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the 31-year-old rapper took to Instagram to share the celebratory moment with National Basketball Association player LeBron James. James was also rejoicing for breaking the record of Kobe Bryant as the youngest basketball player to have ever reached 30,000 points.

Apple Music

Days after Spotify's news, Apple Music announced that "God's Plan" also broke the record for the most streamed track worldwide on its first day. In a tweet, Zane Lowe from Beat 1 revealed that the song was streamed more than 14 million times.

Needless to say, Drake is not new to breaking records in music streaming platforms. He held the record for being the most streamed artist in Spotify for two years, 2015 and 2016, before "Galway Girl" singer Ed Sheeran snatched the title in 2017, bumping Drake to second place.

Drake's Songs

The overwhelming success of Drake's "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic Immunity" suggested that fans have been waiting for a new song from the artist. It can be noted that Drake released his last album, More Life, in March 2017.

The "Hotline Bling" singer announced the release of the two songs through his social media account. The news came with a black, white and red artwork that read "Scary Hours."


Grammy Awards

Coincidentally, the release of Drake's two tracks came just before the Grammy Awards. Despite the success of his songs, Drake is noticeably missing from the list of nominees. However, the singer was not snubbed by the Grammys, and he admitted that he did not submit his More Life album.

 Congrats King. Samesies.

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