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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Streaming Songs Record Smashed by Drake

Drake has managed to break another record with his new album called ‘Scorpion’, as he now has the most titles to feature on Billboard’s six-year old Streaming Songs chart. The artist recently broke the national, as well as global, single week streaming record with his new album, while also setting new ones on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200.
The hip-hop musician has 28 songs on the Streaming Songs at once, with 25 of those coming from his new album Scorpion. The other songs to feature on the list dated July the 14th are ‘Yes Indeed’ with Lil Baby, a feature appearance on ‘Look Alive’ by BlocBoy JB and ‘Walk It Talk It’ by Migos. The previous record of having the most songs simultaneously on the chart, also belonged to Drake, as he had 21 numbers to feature back in April of 2017, following the release of his album ‘More Life’. He also had 20 titles to feature back in 2016, when his album ‘Views’ came out.
The top 10 of the Streaming Songs is also dominated by Drake, as he nine spots and the first eight, both of them being records. The record of most titles in the top 10 of the rankings was held by Post Malone, when he occupied eight spots at once earlier this year, with the release of his album called ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’. However, Drake has a unique record to himself, as no one before him had managed to occupy the first three spots in the Streaming Songs, let alone the first eight.
Although, it should be noted that the Streaming Songs chart now adopts a different method in calculating its rankings. A higher emphasis is now placed on the paid on-demand streams, with ad-supported on-demand streams and programmed on-demand streams following suit respectively. ‘Sad’ by XXXTENTACION received a lower ranking in the 5th of July charts, despite being the song with second-most streams, as a greater number of them were ad-supported ones.
The top spot in the rankings is occupied by ‘Nonstop’ which was released on the 29th of June. According to Nielsen Music, the song has 58.6 million streams on its debuts, out of which, 57.2 million have come from on-demand audio streams. This strong on-demand debut earns the song a top spot on the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart as well, which is calculated based upon paid and ad-supported audio streams. The chart sees Drake not only become the first artist to have every place in the top 10, but occupies the first nineteen spots, with ‘Lucid Dreams’ by Juice WRLD’s breaking the consecutive run at No. 20. Previously, Post Malone and Kendrick Lamar had occupied nine spots in the top 10 of On-Demand Streaming Songs charts dated 12th of May in 2018 and 6th of May in 2017 respectively.
Additionally, Drake has managed 27 songs on the chart, which is also a record and one that overtakes the previous best of 22, which was also managed by Drake on three previous occasions.

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