Drake recently launched his new album, “Honestly, Nevermind.” Following it’s release, the album mostly received mixed reactions from fans. The new project from the Certified Lover Boy creator is proving to be quite controversial with fans and peers alike divided on the record. However, despite all the criticism it managed to break a major record on Apple Music.
Despite the mixed response Honestly, Nevermind has gone onto smash streaming records. According to HNHH, within an hour of dropping, the album shattered the record for first-day streams worldwide for a dance album on Apple Music.
Drake is no stranger to achieving new streaming heights. Just last year he broke the same record for an album of any genre with Certified Lover Boy, which was replacing the record set by another one of his albums, 2018’s Scorpion. The rapper also has Apple Music’s record for biggest song by first-day streams worldwide with CLB‘s “Girls Want Girls,” which featured Lil Baby.
The album is projected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, headed towards moving 210K-230K copies. This number, while undoubtedly impressive, is dwarfed by previous Drake efforts. For context, Certified Lover Boy opened with 613K sales, and Scorpion was even higher, at 732K.
As previously noted, Honestly, Nevermind is a dance album first and foremost, a departure from Drake’s hip-hop comfort zone. Drake acknowledged it might take a bit for fans to acclimate to the new sound. Stay tuned to Thirsty for further updates.
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