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Topic: Drake

Beats 1 Zane Lowe talks about the changing role of the music influencer

08/17/2018, 11:08 am

A new interview looks at Beats 1 tastemaker Zane Lowe, and his unique role in today's rapidly changing music ecosystem.

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Drake's Scorpion sets streaming records and tops Billboard 200 under new stream weighting rules

07/09/2018, 10:07 am

Scorpion, the fifth album from musician Drake, has become the first album to achieve 1 billion streams globally in a single week, a feat that aided the artist in reaching the top of the Billboard 200 album chart in the same week as the chart altered how streams are weighted in results.

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Drake's Scorpion on Apple Music crushes Spotify in streaming

06/30/2018, 03:06 pm

Scorpion, Drake's fifth album, has smashed through his own single-day streaming record on Apple Music with more than 170 million streams in its first 24 hours. Spotify reportedly only reached about 76 percent of that traffic, despite claiming 120 million more users.

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Drake's 'God's Plan' breaks single-day Apple Music streaming record with 14M plays, Spotify only managed 4M in US

01/24/2018, 10:01 pm

Drake just dropped a new track and it's breaking streaming records. Representatives for the rapper on Wednesday said "God's Plan" broke Spotify's U.S. record for the most-streamed song in a single day with 4 million plays, while Apple Music's Zane Lowe seemingly one-upped that announcement by saying the song logged 14 million streams worldwide.

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Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon drama, Drake TV and movies on tap for Apple

11/08/2017, 03:11 pm

Apple's drive for unique video is heating up, with a new morning show-related drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon reportedly being green-lit, plus a "go-ahead" from Apple for Drake to produce whatever shows or movies the musician wants.

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Drake's 'More Life' garners half of its worldwide downloads from Apple Music because of Beats 1

03/27/2017, 09:03 am

A new interview sheds some light on Drake's 300 million worldwide streams for his album More Life in its first week on Apple Music, and discusses the synergies between Beats 1 and Apple's streaming service.

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Kanye West blames conflict between Apple Music & Tidal for missing projects

10/20/2016, 12:10 pm

Business conflicts between Apple Music and Tidal are have been blocking some potentially popular projects from happening, rapper Kanye West claimed in surprise comments during a Seattle concert on Wednesday.

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Drake's 'Views' exceeds 1B streams on Apple Music

09/26/2016, 05:09 pm

Popular rapper Drake recently saw his album "Views" become the first to surpass one billion streams on Apple Music, an achievement Apple commemorated with a plaque presented to the artist on Monday.

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Drake debuts new short film as Apple Music exclusive

09/26/2016, 12:09 pm

Mainstream rapper Drake on Monday released a 23-minute film -- Please Forgive Me -- as an Apple Music exclusive, further cementing his close business ties with Apple.

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New Drake album 'Views' hits 1M downloads in less than 5 days of Apple exclusivity

05/09/2016, 11:05 am

The latest album by Drake, Views, reportedly managed to top 1 million in sales within its first five days, despite being a one-week exclusive with iTunes and Apple Music.

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Drake says new album's Apple Music exclusivity just one week long

04/29/2016, 10:04 am

Although Drake's new album Views From the 6 is launching today as an Apple Music exclusive, that exclusivity period is just one week long, according to the rapper.

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Apple Music to sponsor Drake's 'Summer Sixteen' tour

04/25/2016, 02:04 pm

Rapper Drake on Monday announced his upcoming "Summer Sixteen" tour, notably highlighting Apple Music as a sponsor -- the first time Apple Music is believed to have backed any concert tour.

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