What you need to know
- Drake released his new album Certified Lover Boy this week.
- It became the most-streamed album in a single day on Apple Music in less than 12 hours.
- It also propelled Drake to the most-streamed artist in 24 hours this year.
Drake's new album has smashed Apple Music records in less than 12 hours following its release this week.
As the report notes, Drake's success continues a trend of record-breaking weeks for Apple Music, following the release of Kanye West's new album Donda last week. That album broke Apple Music streaming records, pulling in 60 million streams in 24 hours. From earlier this week:
West's album topped the charts in 152 countries at some point following its release and occupied 19 spots in the top 20 of Apple's Daily 100. Apple Music is the company's paid streaming platform, available on all of Apple's best iPhones and a host of other devices.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9