Drake was in a great mood on Monday night (March 20th) during his final show in London. He hung out with Sade and his mother before the concert, before bringing out Nicki Minaj, Skepta, Giggs and Popcaan to toast the last gig of his epic ‘Boy Meets World’ tour.
He has great reason to be ecstatic. His newly released More Life playlist is breaking records with careless abandon. In the first 24 hours after the he released the playlist, it had grabbed an astonishing record 89.9 million streams globally on Apple Music and another 61.3 million streams on Spotify.
Special guests were a dominant feature on his tour. Monday’s performance featured grime MC Skepta taking the stage for ‘Shutdown’ and ‘Skepta Interlude’. Giggs returned to perform his smash hit ‘KMT’, and Jorja Smith came out to perform her breakout track ‘Blue Lights’. After his British family hit the stage, it was time for some old friends to make appearances - Nicki Minaj came out and performed ‘Truffle Butter’, and Trey Songz took it way back to perform a rendition of their 2009 hit ‘Successful’.
The album itself is set to extend Drake’s dominance on the Billboard charts. His Spotify performance smashed the latest one-day stream record set by Ed Sheehan’s Divide. Sales projections for the album for the first week are in, and they’re massive. Both HDD and Billboard report that, according the industry insiders, the album is set to debut at number 1 with 500,000 - 550,000 equivalent album units in the first week. It would mark the biggest debut since his last album Views was released in May - when it registered 1.04 million units.
The album also set records on Beats 1, where it was premiered. Saturday night’s episode of OVO Sound Radio was by far the largest Beats 1 show to date. The platform outpaced Spotify by nearly 30 million streams - despite having 80 million fewer users. As for the most popular tracks - ‘Free Smoke’ took the top spot on Apple Music, followed by ‘Portland’ and ‘Passionfruit’.
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