Peak Drake? Drake's new CD More Life breaks his own streaming record

Drake's new album More Life has broken the record for the number of streams for a single album in one week - previously held by his 2016 album Views. Photo / AP
Drake's new album More Life has broken the record for the number of streams for a single album in one week - previously held by his 2016 album Views. Photo / AP

Drake, who was the most streamed act on Spotify last year, has started 2017 strong by beating his own streaming record.

The rapper's new album, More Life, has broken the US record for the number of online streams from a single album in one week.

The 22-track album recorded 385 million streams across all platforms in its first week, beating the previous record holder - Drake.

His 2016 album, Views, had owned the title with 245 million streams until More Life showed up on March 18, according to Nielsen Music.

More Life is Drake's seventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

It had competition from new albums by Ed Sheeran, Rick Ross and the soundtrack for Beauty and the Beast.

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