Monday, June 17, 2024

Drake Smashes Some Records as “More Life” Gets More than 500,000 Streams, Singles Fill Charts


Drake– as they say on “Seinfeld,” — ‘everyone loves the Drake.’

The rapper dropped a mixtape late last Saturday and it shot to number 1 on Spotify and iTunes instantly. It’s for streaming or downloading only. There is no physical CD.

So what happened? Hitsdailydouble reports 560,000 total streams and downloads. Paid downloads only came to 230,000.

Hitdailydouble says all of their top 10 streaming singles are from the album.

Spotify reports 13 of the top 20 streamed singles since last Saturday are from “More Life.”

“More Life” is the number 1 album on iTunes. But fans haven’t done much for the individual tracks on iTunes. I guess they’re just downloading the album. It’s price to sell at $10.99.

Is it good? Oh , what’s the difference? Get over it. The song is about drunk texting Jennifer Lopez. I hope she gets a cut.

“More Life” just is.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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