Drake’s More Life, which was released on March 18, continues to rack up staggering streaming numbers. The set’s 22 tracks have now generated more than 1 billion on-demand audio streams in the U.S.: 1.07 billion through the week ending April 6, according to Nielsen Music. The latest tracking week pushed it past the billion threshold, as it collected another 167 million streams in the frame.
To put More Life’s sizzling streaming total in perspective: Ed Sheeran’s former No. 1 ÷ (Divide), which was been out for five weeks and is also big on streaming services, has collected 599 million streams for its tracks. Or, take a look at the streaming total for Bruno Mars’ No. 2-peaking album 24K Magic: it has collected 470 million streams for its tracks since the set bowed 20 weeks ago. (Keep in mind, Sheeran and Mars’ streaming totals are still impressive – just not on the level of More Life.)
Huge streaming numbers are a familiar sight to Drake: his previous release, 2016’s Views, holds the record as the album with the highest number of on-demand audio streams for its tracks: 3.48 billion to-date.