J. Cole’s ‘KOD’ Shatters Drake’s ‘Views’ streaming record

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J. Cole wrecks Drake in the streaming business

Would you believe me if I told you that, J Cole’s latest studio album ‘KOD’ managed to smash all the streaming records despite being announced on just a 4-day prior notice? Seems unrealistic right? But that’s the truth. J. Cole’s latest release, KOD, on Friday, demolished the Apple Music and Spotify streaming records.

According to the latest tweets, KOD broke the Apple Music 24-hour streaming record garnering a massive 64.5 million streams. It edged out the previous leader Drake’s ‘View’ by almost a million streams. The impact of ‘KOD’ can easily be estimated by the fact that, now, seven out of the top 10 most streamed songs in a 24-hour period on Apple Music are now from ‘KOD’. Receiving such outstanding response from the audience, ‘KOD’ has now lined up for the biggest sales week of 2018.

Cole didn’t just stop at Apple Music. His record-breaking run can pretty distinctly be seen on the streaming giants Spotify as well. As per Spotify ‘KOD’ was streamed 36.6 million times in the US in the first 24 hours, beating the Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ by almost 2 million. ‘KOD’ also broke the record for most first-day streams in the US for an album.

‘KOD’ is currently ruling two of the biggest streaming heavyweights of the world. However, the huge streaming gap between Apple Music and Spotify can be owed to the fact that Apple users stream more Hip Hop than an average Spotify user. But, the speed with which Apple Music is growing, you can’t really complain. Moral of the story nothing can stop the ‘KOD’ craze right now. But, with Drake’s Scorpion and Kanye’s new studio album dropping soon, seems like Cole won’t be able to cling on to this triumph for long.

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An engineering graduate, Harry turned to writing after a couple of years of experience in core technology field. At The iBulletin, Harry covers latest updates related to trending apps & games on the app store.

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