What you need to know
- Harry Styles released his new album on Friday.
- Harry's House has absolutely smashed the Apple Music first-day streams record for 2022.
- It broke Kendrick Lamar's record for first-day streams in just two hours.
Harry Styles has absolutely obliterated Apple Music's first-day streaming record, surpassing Kendrick Lamar's 2022 benchmark in a whopping two hours.
Following the launch of Harry's House on Apple Music and ahead of a live-streamed concert on the platform, Apple Music revealed:
.@Harry_Styles is breaking records. 🍾
In its first two hours, #HarrysHouse earned the most first-day streams for a pop album released in 2022.https://t.co/hP400rYjqt pic.twitter.com/disa08WFra.@Harry_Styles is breaking records. 🍾
In its first two hours, #HarrysHouse earned the most first-day streams for a pop album released in 2022.https://t.co/hP400rYjqt pic.twitter.com/disa08WFra— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) May 20, 2022May 20, 2022
Styles broke a record that has only stood for one week after Kendrick Lamar set a new 2022 record for first-day streams just seven days ago. From May 14:
Styles absolutely eclipsed this, shattering Lamar's record in 180 minutes and no doubt going on to set an incredibly high score to beat for the rest of the year.
Later that date, Styles took to the stage in New York for the inaugural Apple Music Live concert where he premiered his new album to a sold-out New York arena.
Step into the light.@Harry_Styles kicks off #AppleMusicLive from New York to celebrate the release of #HarrysHouse.https://t.co/K9ZnrDiWKT pic.twitter.com/13ZL7gL8F6Step into the light.@Harry_Styles kicks off #AppleMusicLive from New York to celebrate the release of #HarrysHouse.https://t.co/K9ZnrDiWKT pic.twitter.com/13ZL7gL8F6— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) May 21, 2022May 21, 2022
The show will be replayed on Apple Music at 9 am PT on Sunday and 2 am PT on May 26. Styles also gave an in-depth interview with Zane Lower about the making of his new album.
Harry's House is available to stream on Apple Music on all of Apple's best iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more.
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