Only Beyoncé and Drake could beat the Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ debut

Only Beyoncé and Drake could beat the Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ debut

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Time to pop the champagne, party monster. The Weeknd‘s Starboy is No. 1 on the charts with the third-highest debut all year. 

According to Billboard, the only artists to outdo his premiere this year were two of his collaborators —  Beyoncé with Lemonade and Drake with Views. 

Starboy, which was released November 25, debuted at No. 1 with 348,000 equivalent album units sold. 

The album also helped him break a new record on Spotify, where he now boasts the most streams in a single day with 40 million, swiping the title from Drake.

Starboy had the strongest debut on Spotify ever, with 223 million streams in the first week. It helps that the Weeknd is one of the few major artists that isn’t aligned with a specific streaming service. Lemonade is still a Tidal exclusive and Views was an Apple Music exclusive for its first week.   

The Weeknd will tour internationally in support of Starboy next year. 

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from Mashable!