Drake just broke the internet (thought the internet as usual bounced back quite smoothly...).
The Canadian rapper released his fifth studio album, "Scorpion", in the early hours of Friday, and hip-hop Twitter lost it.
The double album features JAY-Z, Michael Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Future, Ty Dolla $ign, and Static Major and boasts a ridiculous 25 tracks.
According to Forbes, "Scorpion" is already eligible for a platinum certification. This is how:
"God's Plan" and "Nice For What" have shifted more than 10-million equivalent units. Ten track units equal one album sale, which means Scorpion has already shifted 1-million equivalent units on the strength of its first two singles, making it eligible for a platinum certification upon submission to the RIAA.
There was a minor scare for some Spotify users, as the album was available exclusively on Apple Music, since Drake has a deal with Apple.
Their mini-limbo ended when the album dropped and became the top trending story on Twitter. The album has a Side A that is strictly hip-hop and Side B consisting of RnB.
25 tracks?— Culprit (@CulpritEnter) June 29, 2018
#Scorpion already album of the year and I even press play
Drake got a hook from Michael Jackson. I'm shook 😩😂— Don Benjamin (@ItsDonBenjamin) June 29, 2018
I serve a living God.— Tolly (@tolly_t) June 29, 2018
DRAKE DROPPED AN ALBUM.
It would be payday, but I'm a freelancer and people don't like to pay on time.
But again I serve a living God and Drake dropped an album.
me listening to drake's new album pic.twitter.com/7tEB1rXImS— ♡ a p r i l ♡ (@Jasmine_blu) June 29, 2018
When Drake said, "I wasn't hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid" I felt that. pic.twitter.com/NyDoH5ASmI— black boy fly. (@ThisIsMoalusi) June 29, 2018
Drake fans be like : 🦂 pic.twitter.com/nOpwd0OBar— IG:mr.m.i.s.t.e.r (@LikhoMango7) June 29, 2018
Drake's music has got me through some hard times and has helped me create friendships, y'all can diss him all you want but I never will— brittney (@BGAR_14) June 29, 2018