Drake's New Album Streaming Over 10 Million Times An Hour

Drake's latest album is absolutely smashing it on Spotify.

The Canadian rapper released his double-disc album Scorpion earlier this week and within 24 hours of it landing it was averaging more than 10 million streams per hour on Spotify, which is pretty damn good, I think you'll agree.

Spotify revealed the information on its Twitter account yesterday.

The album could now break the music-streamer's record for the most streamed album on day of release. That title is currently held by Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentley which racked up 47,930,039 streams on its day of release.

And it's not just doing well on Spotify, Drake is also in the top 25 spots on Apple Music and has been tweeted about over three million times, not bad eh?

His week got even better on Friday, when he was named the Recording Industry Association of America's highest certified digital singles artist flogging an eye-watering 142 million digital songs in his career. Nicely done.

Drake managed to get himself a bunch of free publicity for the album after he finally revealed his 'secret son' in a number of tracks.

Rumours of Drake fathering a child with ex-porn-star Sophie Brussaux after a diss track by Pusha T claimed: "You are hiding a child, let that boy come home."

Referencing his little boy in three tracks on the new album - 'Emotionless', '8 Out of 10' and 'March 14' - Drake, real name Aubrey Drake Graham, uses lyrics including:"I wasn't hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid."

And: "She not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine. Single father, I hate when I hear it."

The songs also seemingly reveal that he's only seen his son, reportedly called Adonis, once and that he and Sophie only slept together twice.

Sophie has previously said the rapper told her to have an abortion when she told him she was pregnant. In an interview with TMZ she claimed that the baby was conceived in January last year.

At the time a spokesperson for Drake said if the baby was his, he would 'do the right thing by the child'.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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