Drake's surprise album sets Spotify records for most streams in debut week, single day

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FILE - Rapper Drake performs in concert on the last date of his "Would You Like A Tour? 2013" at the Wells Fargo Center in this Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 file photo taken in Philadelphia. The Grammy-winning rapper released a new album called "If You'... re Reading This It's Too Late" early Friday morning Feb. 13, 2015 on iTunes. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, FILE) (The Associated Press)

Drake's surprise album has set records on Spotify.

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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.