Scorpion Is the First Album to Hit 1 Billion Streams in a Single Week
Drake’s new album rewrite the mark for the most streams globally in a seven day period. Scorpion has become the first album to hit 1 billion streams globally across all streaming platforms. Industry sources confirm this milestone is a record for a single week. In total, Scropion’s tracks accumulated more than 1 billion streams globally in the most recent tracking week, ending July 5th. The set’s first week available which made it the first album to reach this milestone. Previously, Post Malone held the record with his album beerbongs & Bentleys which held the record with just under 700 million streams globally. Additionally, Scorpion has scored over 750 million streams in the U.S. in its first seven days. Most noteworthy, this smashes the domestic record set by Post Malone who boasts a solid 431.3 million. To put it into scale for you, Drake was able to accomplish that in three days with the album.
A More In-Depth Look at Scorpion
Scorpion’s streaming numbers alone should easily give Drake another number 1 launch on the Billboard 200 albums. Drake boasts a cool 700,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in its first week. According to industry forecasters, this marks the biggest week for an album in 2018 so far. Final U.S. sales and streaming data will be announced once all is fully processed. The top 10 and highlights of the Billboard 200 is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard, Sunday, July 8th. The top 10 and highlights of the Hot 100 songs chart will post the following day, Monday, July 9th.
The release of Scorpion coincides with Billboard 200’s first week of using a new updated weighting formula for on-demand audio streams. New focuses emphasize the value of paid subscription streams. Additionally, the Hot 100 will also employ this formula beginning the July 14th dated rankings.