Drake is the new king of Spotify after his latest single topples Taylor Swift for most streams in a single day.
Drake’s 2018 is off to a good start. After releasing two singles last week, one of them has already become the most streamed song on the music streaming service Spotify.
According to Pitchfork, Drake’s single “God’s Plan” is now the most streamed song in a single day.
“We can confirm ‘God’s Plan’ by Drake now holds the U.S. record as the most streamed track in a single day on Spotify,” a Spotify rep told Pitchfork. “The song has overtaken previous record holder Taylor Swift with ‘Look What You Made Me Do.’”
Drake actually released two songs last week under a single name. Entitled Scary Hours, the mini-EP includes the singles “God’s Plan” as well as “Diplomatic Immunity,” a song that evidently did not catch on nearly as well as “God’s Plan” did.
The mini-EP has received some controversy as the album design seems to have copied the 2015 tour poster of electronic dance artist Rabit, who called out the Toronto-born singer on Instagram.
today I wake up to see OVO has redone one of my 2015 tour posters designed by @collindfletcher for Drake's new single. Poor Collin is always having his style stolen😬lol BUT I love being part of a team that's so creative and iconic💕💕🐀😆 #drake #ovo #rat #roach #simp - *Rabit - Les Fleurs Du Mail available now*
“This is a story that too many artists, musicians, and designers identify with,” said Collin Fletcher, the poster's designer, in a statement. “Hopefully this results in a larger conversation about popular culture's relationship to underground artists.”
A source speaking with Pitchfork stated Drake was unaware of the similarity and he simply picked the album art from a list of available options.
Not only did Drake take the most-streamed crown on Spotify, he also took it on Apple Music. According to Zane Lowe, the host of Apple’s Beats 1 24/7 radio show, Drake broke the first-day streaming record for Apple with over 14 million streams.
Drake also took to his Instagram to not only congratulate himself but also LeBron James for reaching 30,000 career points in the NBA.