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Kanye West's And Drake's Albums Battle It Out On The Charts

Tuesday September 14th, 2021

By : Murray Stassen
Source : Music Business Worldwide

Blockbuster albums have been in short supply these past 18 months.

While the likes of the Weeknd’s Blinding Lights (March 2020) and Taylor Swift’s Folklore (July 24, 2020) certainly impressed on streaming services, they couldn’t get close to the kind of numbers pulled in by all-time record breakers on the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

In fact, for a minute there, it looked like no new albums would ever smash play-count records on major streaming platforms again.

But then Kanye West returned. Soon followed by Drake. And records did shatter all over the land.

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