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Drake's latest album "Certified Lover Boy" is Apple Music's most-streamed album in 24 hours in the services' history, Apple revealed to Billboard over the weekend.

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The album was released at midnight EST on Friday, September 3, and is the sixth studio album from the artist. It features a number of prominent rappers, including Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Future, Rick Ross, and Lil Baby.

"Certified Lover Boy" is a 21-track album and features Apple's pregnant woman emojis on its album cover. The cover notes describe the album as "a combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heartbreaking," and is executive produced by Drake, Noah “40” Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib and Noel Cadastre.

The album had already reportedly broke the record for the most-streamed album in 2021 in under 12 hours on the service.

The new record comes just three days after Kanye West's "Donda" broke Apple Music's day-one streams record for 2021 with 60 million plays in the United States.

Article Link: Drake Album 'Certified Lover Boy' Breaks Apple Music's One-Day Streaming Record
 
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And did the record come because lots of people intentionally looked for that album in the last 12h or because the album was promoted in all the news/highlights/playlists and users could maybe even stream it by just asking Siri to play 'some' music?
Drake is one of the biggest selling artist in the last 10 years at least. Literally top 5 with Swift, Eminem and others.

People have been waiting on CLB for a very long time even though he’s had projects before this album.
 
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svenning

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Must admit I'm not a fan of Drake .... to me, his music sounds like some dude talking through a vuvuzela while his mate hits plastic buckets with wooden spoons.
LOL, I do like a lot of Drakes music, but this description is pretty funny (especially because the description is somewhat accurate 😅)
 
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And here I thought this guy just made cakes. My wife likes Ring Dings, and I'm a Funny Bone man myself.

The sort of misogyny represented by this individuals work is not representative of a company that takes diversity and empowerment of women seriously.

Apple has proven in the past it will de platform individuals and works that do not meet a certain code of conduct and acceptability. Since Apple is more than willing to make money off this content, one must assume the corporation gives its approval.

CRINGE ALBUM COVER

So true. I saw it, and at first thought it was a parody. It is not. How this is acceptable in this day and age is totally beyond me. It's indefensible.
 

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And did the record come because lots of people intentionally looked for that album in the last 12h or because the album was promoted in all the news/highlights/playlists and users could maybe even stream it by just asking Siri to play 'some' music?
I imagine it was because he's one of the most popular artists on the planet, but I could be wrong.
 

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And here I thought this guy just made cakes. My wife likes Ring Dings, and I'm a Funny Bone man myself.

The sort of misogyny represented by this individuals work is not representative of a company that takes diversity and empowerment of women seriously.

Apple has proven in the past it will de platform individuals and works that do not meet a certain code of conduct and acceptability. Since Apple is more than willing to make money off this content, one must assume the corporation gives its approval.



So true. I saw it, and at first thought it was a parody. It is not. How this is acceptable in this day and age is totally beyond me. It's indefensible.
Then don't listen. Jesus.
 
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And here I thought this guy just made cakes. My wife likes Ring Dings, and I'm a Funny Bone man myself.

The sort of misogyny represented by this individuals work is not representative of a company that takes diversity and empowerment of women seriously.

Apple has proven in the past it will de platform individuals and works that do not meet a certain code of conduct and acceptability. Since Apple is more than willing to make money off this content, one must assume the corporation gives its approval.



So true. I saw it, and at first thought it was a parody. It is not. How this is acceptable in this day and age is totally beyond me. It's indefensible.
If only all of us must pass a purity test before commenting on the purity scores of others…….
 

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this is the album featuring rapist R Kelly as a co-writer of one of the tracks. You should be more outraged by that.
Might want to do your homework as this is complete bs. There is a vocal sample that turned out to have a background track of r.kelly, you can't even hear it. Legally they hat to mention him, that's it. No co-writing or any other cooperation. Just a cover-our-ass kind of thing...
 

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If only all of us must pass a purity test before commenting on the purity scores of others…….
Apple sets the purity scores and decides what is appropriate and what is not.

I put myself on no purity pedestal. I simply point out the hypocrisy of Apple and their righteous indignation over certain issues of equality, while turning a blind eye to others.

As the album cover depicts, it’s terribly difficult to be a “little” pregnant…
 

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Apple sets the purity scores and decides what is appropriate and what is not.

I put myself on no purity pedestal. I simply point out the hypocrisy of Apple and their righteous indignation over certain issues of equality, while turning a blind eye to others.

As the album cover depicts, it’s terribly difficult to be a “little” pregnant…
I was a little pregnant once
 
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SBlue1

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Now I know where all these pregnant emoji memes come from I was seeing flooding the internet! LOL!
 
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this is the album featuring rapist R Kelly as a co-writer of one of the tracks. You should be more outraged by that.

Because people with a criminal past are not allowed to work creatively ever again or is the song about the rape topic?
 
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