Cardi B Smashes Taylor Swift’s Streaming Record on Apple Music

With over 100 million streams, Cardi B’s debut album Invasion of Privacy now has the record for most first-week streams by a female artist on Apple Music.

via The Verge :

Invasion of Privacy doubled the previous streaming record — held by Taylor Swift’s Reputation — by the middle of the week. It is now the fifth most-streamed album ever on Apple Music, passing The Weeknd’s Starboy and Ed Sheeran’s Divide .

Debut albums usually don’t set streaming records — and they definitely don’t break records set by Taylor Swift — which makes this an even more impressive accomplishment for Cardi B.

As for Apple Music, which just hit 40 million subscribers , it continues to show it can stand toe to toe with Spotify, at least when it comes to hip-hop streams, despite the massive gulf in users. Invasion of Privacy is just the latest in a growing line of massive debuts for hip-hop artists on the service, and it likely won’t be the last.

Cardi took to social media to thank fans for their support.


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