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Drake's 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' Sets Spotify Records For Most Streams

02/17/2015 02:31 EST | Updated 04/20/2015 05:59 EDT
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 31: Drake performs at the Bootsy Bellows Pop Up event on January 31, 2015, in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, N.Y. - 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 the 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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