The 10 biggest first-day album debuts in Spotify history are here, according to the Twitter page Chart Data, which presents real-time data and news as the charts alter and shift.
These stats are as of March 1st, and are subject to alter upon the release of an album that smashes the charts.
Without further ado, here are the stats.
1. Drake – Scorpion (132M Streams)
With ‘God’s Plan’, ‘In My Feelings’ and ‘Nice For What’ all becoming No. 1 hits, it was no surprise that Drake’s Scorpion smashed records on its first day of release. The album became a cultural staple, and also featured an incredibly lengthy tracklist which helped boost streaming numbers.
2. Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys (79M Streams)
King of gnarly face tats Post Malone is no stranger to major charts success, and with his album beerbongs & bentleys, he won over the world with his unique voice.
3. Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding (74M Streams)
With his most recent album Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone took his sound and proved that he wasn’t a one-trick pony. Also, to celebrate the album being released, he, of course, got a mace tatted on his face.
4. Ariana Grande – thank u, next (70M Streams)
Ariana Grande turned one of her most popular tweets into an entire album centred around pain, healing, and the moving on from exes.
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5. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V (66M Streams)
Everyone was patiently waiting for this album, so when it finally came out it is no surprise that the world went crazy over one night.
6. Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD (64M Streams)
Travis Scott went full sicko mode with this project, and all eyes were on him upon its magnificent release.
7. Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG (61.3M Streams)
YHLQMDLG (an abbreviation of “Yo hago lo que me da la gana”, Spanish for “I Do What I Want”) is the second studio album by Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, and it also came out yesterday, skyrocketing it into 7th place on the Spotify first-day charts.
8. Drake – More Life (61M Streams)
Technically a playlist and not an album, More Life didn’t possess as many hits as Scorpion, but was still wildly successful on Spotify.
9. Ed Sheeran – Divide (56M Streams)
4.6 Billion views on YouTube for just this song alone. Yep, you read that right. And who said that nobody loves redheads?
10. Taylor Swift – Lover (55M Streams)
Lover was an incredible effort from Taylor Swift which fused elements from all of her earlier albums into one incredibly successful project.
Biggest first day album debuts in global Spotify history (est.):
1. Scorpion 132M
2. beerbongs & bentleys 79M
3. Hollywood's Bleeding 74M
4. thank u, next 70M
5. Tha Carter V 66M
6. ASTROWORLD 64M
7. YHLQMDLG 61.3M
8. More Life 61M
9. Divide 56M
10. Lover 55M
— chart data (@chartdata) March 2, 2020