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"God's Plan" Has Drake At No. 1

Drizzy's surprise release has chalked up fantastic response around the globe, smashed records on Spotify and Apple Music and zoomed straight to 1st place on Nielsen's mid-week streaming chart.

"God's Plan" Has Drake At No. 1

By David Farrell

“God’s Plan” is proving to be a blessing or maybe even a minor miracle for Drake as the one-half of a two-song EP released over the weekend broke single-day streaming records on both Spotify and Apple Music.


The track is coupled with “Diplomatic Immunity” as part of a project called Scary Hours.

The popularity achievements follow his having held the No. 1 spot on Spotify's most-streamed artist chart for two consecutive years (2015, 2016), dropping to 2nd place with the release of Ed Sheeran’s Divide blockbuster in 2017.  

“God’s Plan” was streamed 14M times on its first day of release on Apple Music and amassed 4.3M streams on Spotify on the US (on Monday, Jan. 22)–the highest one-day total in the streaming platform’s history. The record was previously held by Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’, a Spotify rep told Pitchfork.

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In the UK, the new track went straight to No. 1 on the Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash, upending Eminem who fell two places. Until Drake’s surprise release Brit bets were on emerging Brit rapper Ramz’s single “Barking” which had to settle for 2nd place.

In Canada, mid-week status for “God’s Plan” puts him on the Nielsen Building-Song consumption chart at No. 1 based on three-days reporting.

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Japan’s MILLENNIUM PARADE Coming to Toronto on 2024 Global Tour: See the Schedule

The band, led by Daiki Tsuneta of King Gnu, will kick off the trek on Nov. 2 in Mexico City.

MILLENNIUM PARADE is set to launch its first-ever global tour called the WHO AND HOW TOUR 2024 in November, traveling to nine cities around the world for 10 shows.

The band, led by Daiki Tsuneta of King Gnu, will kick off the trek in Mexico City, then hit Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Berlin, Paris, London, Utrecht, and Tokyo. The Tokyo shows will take place at Tokyo Garden Theater on Dec. 19 and 20. The tour will mark the first time in three years that the band performs live.

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