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Drake’s Surprise Album Sets Spotify Records

In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, rapper Drake performs in concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The music streaming service Spotify said Tuesday that the rapper’s new album, “If You're Reading This It's Too Late,” set the record for most streams from an album in its debut week in the US. The album, released Friday, was streamed more than 17.3 million times in just three days. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, rapper Drake performs in concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The music streaming service Spotify said Tuesday that the rapper’’s new album, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” set the record for most streams from an album in its debut week in the US. The album, released Friday, was streamed more than 17.3 million times in just three days. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake’s surprise album has set records on Spotify.

The music streaming service said Tuesday that the rapper’s new album, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” set the record for most streams from an album in its debut week in the U.S. The album, released Friday, was streamed more than 17.3 million times in three days.

Drake’s 2013 album, “Nothing Was the Same,” previously had the record for most streams in a debut week with 15.8 million.

The new album also set a record for most streams in a single day for an album in the U.S. with 6.8 million streams on Saturday.

Billboard reported that the album will sell about 500,000 units in its first week.

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