Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Billboard Says Drake's 'Views' Now Holds Four Biggest Streaming Music Weeks

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Billboard Says Drake's 'Views' Now Holds Four Biggest Streaming Music Weeks

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Drake sets record for most weekly streams

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TORONTO - Drake isn't just topping the charts these days, he's also dominating the streaming music market.

Billboard says the Toronto rapper's latest album has become a favourite on services like Apple Music and Spotify, which has made it the most played album for four weeks running in the United States.

It began about a month ago when "Views," which includes the current No. 1 single "One Dance" featuring Wizkid and Kyla, generated about 245.1 million streams in its debut week.

"Views" has since claimed the second, third and fourth spots on the list of best-ever weekly album stream totals.

The album racked up 166.2 million streams for its tracks during the most recent chart week -- which runs until June 11, as per data compiled for Billboard by Nielsen Music. …

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