Drake is the hottest thing right now as his album Views is expected to bring in Adele-like sales. According to reports, Drake’s album has been streamed 250 million times worldwide already all thanks possibly to Rihanna. Could Rihanna be the reason for Drake’s success?
Drake’s numbers are astounding as the views counted and the availability of the album are still limited to Apple Music. To emphasize the magnitude of the success, Justin Beiber’s Purpose was streamed 205 million times across the globe during its first week of release.
For the rest of the world not on Apple Music, they may have to wait as Drake’s album has been pushed back for Spotify release on May 13. According to MBW, Apple confirmed the release of the album on Spotify on May 13. It will also trickle down to other streaming providers eventually.
According to The Verge, Drake’s numbers are as follows: 200 million streams from the US and 1 million digital copies sold via iTunes throughout the globe. According to Billboard, Drake’s Views album is expected to put in 850,000 digital album sales. The expected numbers would be the highest for a male artist since Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience from three years ago.
Drake may not only be a happy fellow because of the success of his album but also because he is making it “work” with Rihanna. Both have been long time friends and collaborators and as a source close to the two told People, both have been “secretly dating for months.”
Last Wednesday night, it was reportedly evident that Drake and Rihanna showed chemistry during a performance at The Forum as part of Rihanna’s Anti World Tour in Los Angeles.
Furthermore, there were also reports that after the concert, Drake and Rihanna went to The Nice Guy. According to those who saw the couple, the two were “dancing all night.”
“They were being very affectionate.”