Drake's 'Scorpion' Is Smashing Records and Gifts Fans
Updated: Jul 1, 2018
Today (June 29th), Drake dropped his highly anticipated Scorpion album and as expected, fans can’t get enough of the feels given on the new LP. Throughout the project, on at least three tracks, including “Emotionless,” “8 Out of 10” and “March 14,” Drizzy confirms the rumors made famous by Pusha-T’s diss track “The Story of Adidon.” He also opens up about being a parent, along with where he’s at mentally with the music and the industry as a whole.
Fresh off the release, Drake is also gifting fans with a little more than just the 25-track double album. The 6 God is now giving fans a shot at copping one of the most significant pieces created around the album release, the limited edition ‘Scorpion’ varsity jacket. The jacket consists of the title and release date that Drake and other creatives such as DJ Khaled and Director Kareena have been spotted rocking all over Instagram.
Until now, the jacket hasn’t been available to the general public or for purchase. The artist himself is endorsing the varsity jacket by teasing a giveaway on his Instagram story earlier today and now is available for prizing via Suprize App. The newly launched free app offers users the chance to win to acquire the most hyped and wanted stuff in the market.
Items like Supreme apparel, Yeezy Boost kicks, Kylie Cosmetics beauty products and more in exchange for playing a game. There will also be more OVO drops happening on the app over the next few days.
Scorpion has already been shaking up the charts, with an extensive list of collaborators including a JAY-Z feature that references XXXTentacion, Mariah Carey and Aaliyah vocals, and an assist from Michael Jackson himself.
It was anticipated that Drake’s new album Scorpion would break a number of streaming records, and it sure did. On release day, 55 older Drake songs reached platinum status. After only sixteen hours, Scorpion averaged 10 million streams per hour on Spotify, reportedly selling about 30,000 units overnight according to an announcement from the company via Twitter. Scorpion also became the No. 1 album on the Apple Music charts almost instantly in 92 countries. Twenty-five songs currently occupy the top 25 spots on Apple Music.
UPDATE: The next day following release, Drake’s album shattered the global opening day streaming record on Spotify set just weeks ago by Post Malone’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys.” Which broke the previous record of Drake’s last year’s 22-track mixtape “More Life,” which set the record with 385 million streams. Post Malone’s most recent album was streamed 47,930,039 times in the U.S. and 78,744,748 times globally on its first day of release while according to SpotifyCharts.com, Scorpion was streamed 132 million times worldwide on its first day. It’s also looking like Drake’s “Nonstop” track seems to be a fan favorite amassing 9.3 million streams globally with 5.75 million of which were in the U.S. on opening day. The record now has the title for most opening day streams, which was formerly held by J. Cole’s song “KOD.” Take a listen to the album below.