This Is How Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Album Went Platinum On Release Day

So by now you should know that not only did Drake‘s latest album Scorpion go platinum, but it reached that level on its release day. Now according to Recording Industry of Association of America (RIAA), this album was certified platinum on June 29, meaning that it moved at least a million equivalent units in the US the day it dropped. It also broke Spotify’s record for most global streams for an album in a single day (130 million), as well as the streaming records on Apple Music and other streaming platforms. Its also been reported that the album has already gotten 435 million on-demand streams which means that it broke the one-Week U.S. streaming record in 3 days beating Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys that earned 431.3 million streams its first week of release. The majority of Scorpion‘s success comes from what people are saying an “over-promotion” via Spotify. For example, Drake’s face was actually on the cover of playlists such as “Best of British,” “Massive Dance Hits” “Ambient Chill,” “Fresh Gospel” and “Happy Pop Hits” on Spotify  which went to the extant of a few subscribers even taking their complaints to the company with requests for refunds. Drake still has the W though…

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