The ‘BEEF’ between Drake & Kanye West continues and FANS and CRITICS are still at war on who had the BETTER body of work… but as far as STREAMING goes, we may have a ‘WINNER’!
According to ‘Rolling Stone’ Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” had more streams in three days than Kanye West’s “DONDA” did in eight days!
Between Friday and Sunday, CLB saw 430 million on-demand audio streams in the United States, whereas DONDA had under 423 million streams in its first eight days.
Despite Drake seemingly taking the upper hand in streaming, Kanye’s album appears to have been the more well-received project, with social media raving over DONDA. Kanye also broke multiple records with his performance on the album.
‘DONDA’ reached No. 1 on Apple Music’s Top Albums chart in 152 countries in 24 hours. According to Apple, in the album’s first full day of release, “Donda” was streamed over 60 million times in the U.S.
Two of the songs from DONDA, “Hurricane” and “Off The Grid,” debuted within the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10 this week, and “Hurricane” has officially been chosen as the first single from the album, so it’s possible that radio play might push Kanye over the edge in the long-run.
So it maybe a LONG-GAME strategy here to see who will inevitably come out on TOP!