(AllHipHop News) Drake’s latest album is a bona fide commercial success. Views is set to open with over 850,000 copies sold, and the LP is looking to break the record for most album streams in one week.
According to HitsDailyDouble, Drizzy’s most recent musical effort is on pace to collect upwards of 250 million streams over its first seven days. That total would surpass Beyoncé’s reported 115 million one week streaming tally for her new album Lemonade.
Queen Bey took the #1 spot on the album chart with 653,000 sales-plus-streaming units. Lemonade racked up the highest selling and streaming first week numbers of 2016 so far. However, Drake’s Views is projected to cross the 1 million SPS unit mark in its initial week.
This development essentially served as a proxy battle in the ongoing streaming war. Beyoncé presented Lemonade as a Tidal streaming exclusive, and fans were only able to stream Drake’s Views via Apple Music for a limited time.