Drake’s surprise album sets records

NEW YORK – Drake’s surprise album has set records on Spotify.

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The music streaming service said on Tuesday that the rapper’s new album, ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’, set the record for most streams from an album in its debut week in the US. The album, released on Friday, was streamed more than 17.3 million times in three days.

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Drake’s 2013 album, ‘Nothing Was the Same’, previously had the record for most streams in a debut week with 15.8 million.

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The new album also set the record for most streams in a single day for an album in the US with 6.8 million streams on Saturday.

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Billboard reported that the album will sell about 500 000 units in its first week.