Drake's 'More Life' Streamed 29M More Times on Apple Music Than Spotify in Last 24 Hours

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    Drake's new More Life album was streamed 89.9 million times during its first 24 hours on Apple Music, breaking single-day album streaming records for all music services, Apple told The Verge.

    With 89.9 million streams on Apple Music during its first 24 hours of availability, More Life was significantly more popular on Apple's streaming service than on Spotify, where it was streamed 61.3 million times. The 61.3 million number was also a record for Spotify.

    Apple Music has far fewer users than Spotify, hitting 20 million subscribers in December of 2016. Spotify recently announced that it has 50 million paying subscribers, but when counting those who listen to the company's free tier, Spotify has over 100 million subscribers.

    More Life, released on Saturday, also set records on Apple's Beats 1 radio service, marking the biggest Beats 1 show in its history.

    More Life was not an Apple Music exclusive this time around, but Drake's previous album, Views, also set Apple Music records when it was released. Views was the first album to reach over 1 billion streams on Apple Music.

    Article Link: Drake's 'More Life' Streamed 29M More Times on Apple Music Than Spotify in Last 24 Hours
     
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    That's cool. Probably will help entice other artists to be more in the Apple Music camp. That being said, looking st the top charts, like 90% of them are hip-hop/Rap/R&B so it seems like the numbers may be a little skewed as for some reason those genres are very popular on Apple Music, when compared to iTunes and Spotify charts.
     
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    It's unbelievable that drake has like 7 songs in the top 10 on Apple Music. The only way I could see that being possible is if top charts means most played.
     
  4. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Rap/hip-hop is to music what rock and roll was in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. It took over, evolved with every generation. It will be here for a while before a new form takes over.
     
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    That's one thing that I hate about the Apple Music top charts. It's filled with recently released rap music. The iTunes store has some rap music in the top 200 but their algorithm seems better.
     
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    Somewhere in Sedwen, Daniel Ek is screaming: "HHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW????????????????"
     
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    Spotify's user numbers are clearly inflated for pre-IPO pumping. Don't believe the hIPO.
     
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    Maybe not on the paid side, but all users in total might be inflated.
     
  9. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    Lol what else would Top Charts mean? I like that it's purely based on numbers; pretty much any other metric would be subjective.
     
  10. upthetoffees macrumors member

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    Er no it won't. I don't actually know anyone that likes any of it (and I am not just making that up). Rap/hip-hop isn't really music in the same sense that rock and roll was/is. Most of them don't play any instruments. Took over? Come on.
     
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    Maybe top rated? Play count doesn't qualify a song as a chart topper I wouldn't think. I feel like I get bombarded with crap music every time I go to the browse tab.

    Seems like you are after "trending now", not top charts. LOL
     
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    You're basically being force-fed with what a small cartel of musical trendsetters feel like is the new thing.

    It's basically soup of the day dictating what you eat.
     
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    Why would anyone but Eddy Cue care about this stat?
     
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    Because A) the 89.9 million streams it not just a record for Apple Music but a record for any music streaming service ever, and B) this is the 1st time Apple Music beat out Spotify for something in numbers.
     
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    It's a 1 day record, right? Surely, there's songs with more overall streams. Which begs the bigger question, what the hell does top charts even mean?
     
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    I know it was a day one record. Also, I assuming the reason why there are a lot of hip-hop and/or rap songs in the top charts is because I'm guessing there were a good chunk of Drake fans that stuck around after "Views" came out last year.
     
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    I'm not doubting that genre of music is popular, I just don't understand how 7+ songs from this just released album is already in the top 10 on Apple Music.

    Maybe I'm just over thinking it and it's as simple as Apple pushes drake on us because he works for them.
     
  18. jdillings macrumors 65816

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    Sorry but I got to call BS on these numbers. Apple waited until after Spotify announced their numbers before releasing theirs. I don't think this was a coincidence.
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    Bingo. And unless these numbers are verified by an independent third party, I'd put very little trust in them.
     
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    So?
     
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    I see no reason why they would lie about the numbers, but it's possible. I just want to know how they determine what makes it into the "top charts"?

    The top 22 songs on Apple Music are drake songs from this new album.
     
  21. KrispE00 macrumors newbie

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    Your statement is biased from the start because people usually hang out with people with similar interests. Not knowing anyone that likes hip-hop doesn't exactly show that hip-hop hasn't taken over. Actually, if you listened to Top40 radio stations over the last 15-20 years, you'd noticed the trend in popular music. In the early 2000s, gangsta rap and hip-hop with R&B-type hooks did take over. There was a gradual progression into pop style hip-hop in the later 2000s and into 2010s. In the last few years, Top40 has mostly been EDM-type pop with a little hip-hop and Jamaican dancehall flavor, and hip-hop stations now play mostly the mumbling rappers and trap-style rap.
    As for the playing instuments part...some of them do, some of them don't. In the digital age of music, playing traditional instruments is not a necessity. It can help, but it's not a necessity. Any instrument can be played with a computer. If you look at the charts, "took over" is the perfect phrase.
     
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    I was sick of rap/hip-hop in the 1990s... still am... fmylife...
     
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    Cue all the people saying how much they hate Drake/hip hop :rolleyes: because everyone wants to know your personal opinion on music on a tech website
     
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    With all that said though, this was not Drake's best effort.
     
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    Well deserved too, even at 22 tracks it never feels like the slog Views did at times.
     

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