Drake's Views streamed more than half a billion times in three weeks


Justin Timberlake may be challenging Drake in the singles charts but it seems unlikely anyone will catch Views in the streaming charts.

Drake's album enjoyed an incredible first week, breaking the one-week streaming record set not long before by Beyonce's Lemonade. Now, after being out for three weeks, Views has been streamed more than 500,000,000 times, according to the New York Times.

Rapper Drake attends an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder
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It's a little difficult to comprehend just how big those numbers are, but this might help. Lemonade set the one-week streaming record with 115.2 million streams, Views broke it with 245.1 million. Each week since then Views has been streamed more than the record Beyonce's album set.

And if you're wondering where Chance The Rapper is in all this - the Chicago man's album is a streaming-exclusive, currently only on Apple Music. Coloring Book was streamed enough to debut at number eight on the Billboard 200 after being streamed 57 million times. Minor compared with Drake and Beyonce but still impressive.