A billi! Drake’s Views has set a new streaming record.
Released in April, the chart-topping set from the Canadian rapper is the first album to reach an unprecedented 1 billion streams on Apple Music.
To celebrate the major milestone, Apple presented the 6 God with a huge plaque during the San Jose stop on his “Summer Sixteen Tour” over the weekend. Drizzy accepted the award from Apple CEO Tim Cook, Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, and Apple Music’s head of content, Larry Jackson.
“Thank you to everyone,” Drake wrote on Instagram, before providing a close-up of the commemoration piece.
Views was released in April as an Apple Music exclusive. It catapulted to No. 1 for several non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200, earning major figures through hits like “One Dance,” “Hotline Bling,” and “Pop Style,” among others.
So far, it’s been certified triple platinum by the RIAA and has reached more than a billion streams on various platforms.
The big billion news arrives just as Drake unveils his short film Please Forgive Me on Apple Music, a 23-minute visual directed by Anthony Mandler, featuring Popcaan, Fanny Neguesha, Soni Chidiebere, and Kyla Reid.